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University of Leipzig offers admissions to students worldwide. Having a total enrollment of around 28,000 students, Leipzig University is one of the biggest universities in Germany. The most highlighting part of the admission process is the luckydraw i.e. if two candidates are equally eligible for admission, then the admission will be decided by drawing lots or lucky draw. As of now, the university offers more than 140 courses including graduate and undergraduate majors.
|Application Portal||Alma-web (official) and Uni assist|
|Application Fee||No Fees|
|German Proficiency scores||Above C1 level or equivalent|
|International student percentage||12%|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Work Experience||Required for some graduate programs|
|Financial Aid||Available through third party|
For Studienkolleg and DSH course:
Winter semester: 1 April - 15 June
Summer semester: 1 November - 15 December
For programs with admission restrictions (bachelor’s, State Examination, Diploma):
Winter semester: 1 April - 15 July
Summer semester: 1 November - 15 January
Programs with no admission restrictions (bachelor’s, State Examination, Diploma):
Winter semester: 1 April - 1 September
Summer semester: 1 November - 1 March
For international students (with foreign degree):
Winter semester: 1 April - 31 May
Summer semester: 1 November - 31 December
For domestic students (german degree):
Winter semester: 1 May - 31 May
Summer semester: 1 December - 31 December
The process of admission for Leipzig University needs lots of documents and patience. Applicants are advised to fill the application carefully. Additionally, foreign students have to pass an aptitude test called TestAS which is a central, standardized aptitude test for foreign students (applicable for courses with restrictive admissions). By taking TestAS, an applicant has the opportunity to improve their grades and increase their chances to get admitted to the first semester of study on a restricted program.
Language requirements may vary according to course. Mentioned below are the recommended scores for English courses only :
|Name of Test||Minimum scores|
|Certificate name||Min grades|
|DSH certificate||Level 2-above|
|TestDaF certificate||Minimum 4 points in 4 of its sections|
|GDS certificate||C2 level-above|
|Language certificate of the Educational Minister’s conference||Level 2 with C2 in each of its sections|
Students from the European Union, European economic area and countries listed here do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Germany.
All other applicants need a valid visa to study in Germany, especially students intending to stay in Germany for more than three months.
Leipzig University offers bachelor courses for winter and summer semesters only. Further, courses are divided into two parts: 1. Degrees without restriction 2. Degrees with national restriction
There are only 9 undergraduate courses offered by the university. Some of them are BSc in Physics (without national restriction), West Slavonic BA (without national restriction), British studies BA (with national restriction) etc. No aptitude test needed for undergraduate courses.
Where to Apply: UniAssist application portal (Non-EU students)
Alma-Web application portal (EU students)
Application Fee: Free
Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:
A total of 30 postgraduate courses offered by 14 different departments of Leipzig University. With/without restrictions formula is applicable for here also. Each course has separate requirements. Check all the requirements carefully before applying.
A list of popular graduate courses along with requirements are given below:
|Requirements||Global Mass Communication MA||Global Studies MA||Translatology MA||Eurpoean studies MA|
|Application period||Only for winter semester||Only for winter semester||Only for winter semester||Only for winter semester|
|Language of course||English||English||German||German & some English|
|Letters of Recommendation||N/A||Yes||Aptitude test must||N/A|
|Admission restriction applicable||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
*Candidates having a German degree can apply through Alma-web. If having a foreign degree, one such has to apply through UniAssist (recommended not mandatory).
Applicants seeking admission to graduate-level programs offered at Leipzig University must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Also, the degree should be relevant according to the chosen course. For instance, if you have to apply for MA in Mass Communication than your bachelor's degree must be related to the respective field.
Application Portal: Graduate Application Portal
Application Fee: Free
Specific programs might have additional requirements that applicants need to meet with.
The admission process at Leipzig University is slightly complex but gets easier as applicants get a hang of it. The university has a wide range of graduate courses to choose from. Post submission of application, admission decision can take up to 6 weeks. So candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible to increase the chances of admission.