Universität Leipzig


Universität Leipzig is a universitywide partner in Leipzig, Germany.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of October – end of March
Semester II: 1st week of April – end of September

Orientation generally commences late September for Semester I and late March for Semester II.

Exams take place early February for Semester I and mid July for Semester II.

Detailed calendar.


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

B2 level is strongly recommended for the language of instruction (German or English). A proficiency statement provided by the UU is sufficient.

Areas of study open to UU students

All areas

Language of instruction

Mainly courses in German, limited courses in English. 

Housing assistance

The university does not provide specific assistance in finding accommodation, but there are multiple platforms you can use to find residence. 

See the website for more information.

Estimated living costs per month

In total, you will need about 950 EUR a month for your living expenses in Leipzig.

Please note that universities in Germany charge a semester fee which covers your student ID and a semester ticket for public transcript. The 2023-2024 fee is 265,50 EUR for one semester.

More detailed information.


Normal study work load per semester in credits: 30 credits (“Leistungspunkte”)

Lectures and seminares are organised as thematic units of mostly 3 courses and are called “modules”. 1 module comprises usually 5 or 10 credits.

Number of places available

6 places per year


We do not expect selection to be necessary.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.