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Universität Leipzig is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Leipzig, Germany.

"What I particulary liked about Leipzig is that you study within the regular program, so you are not in a Erasmus-class. Everything is well organised and for leisure the city offers you more than enough opportunities. Go and discover what Leipzig has to offer, you will see, you're more than willkommen" - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.

Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October – February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approximately April – July

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in German is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

German Studies and Linguistics (German only).

Courses are taken at the Herder-Institut, which belongs to the Faculty of Philology. There are quite a few more subjects within the faculty which students can take: however this will depend on the teachers' agreement. So it is always necessary to get in touch with the university teacher to ask for permission. Also, as long as the teacher allows it, students can take courses outside the faculty. Note, however, that some teachers do not allow Erasmus students to take part in their courses if groups are too large.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

You will need about 720 EUR a month for your living expenses in Leipzig. More information.



Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

3 places per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.