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

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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)