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Universitat Leipzig

Location: Leipzig, Germany
Total Enrollment: 29,000
# of International: 2,900
Required GPA: 3.0/4.0
Minimum Language Requirement:  B-2 (CEFR) 
Terms of Study: Fall Semester (Sept-Dec)
Academic Year (Sept-Apr)
Spring Semester (Jan-Apr)
Language Institute Program Dates Vary
(see Language Institute page)
Application Deadlines: Upcoming SAF Program Application Deadlines can be found here
Language Institute Option: Yes, campus-based
University Website: www.zv.uni-leipzig.de

What Universitat Leipzig has to Offer

  • Founded in 1409, Universitat Leipzig is one of the oldest universities in Germany
  • The university consists of 14 faculties with 128 institutes and 136 courses of study
  • One main library with forty branches containing 5 million volumes and nearly 7,700 periodicals
  • Recent reconstruction and renovation of main university buildings
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in not only Germany but all of Europe


  • Furnished on-campus dormitories through the Studentenwerk Leipzig (Leipzig Student Union) or a flat share through the International Centre


  • Exchange students may register for a three-week language and orientation course prior to the exchange semester
  • Students must provide proof of knowledge of German in order to be able to study at the University of Leipzig

Top Research Areas

  • Multifunctional Materials and Processes from Molecules and Nanodevices
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Molecular and Cellular Communication: Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Science in Therapy and Diagnostics
  • Brain, Cognition and Language
  • Environmental Changes and Diseases

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Last Updated: 10/16/18