Studienkolleg Sachsen

Welcome to Studienkolleg Sachsen!

What we offer:

Preparatory courses

The Studienkolleg offers academic bridging courses (Schwerpunktkurse) to prepare university applicants for doing a degree program at a German university. If you have earned a school leaving certificate that entitles you to go to university in your home country, which is, however, not recognized as a higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) in Germany, you must attend a Studienkolleg before you commence your studies, and pass the final examinations (Feststellungsprüfung (FSP), assessment test). This is required since the school system, the teaching contents, or the duration of school attendance may be so different from those in Germany that preparatory studies at a Studienkolleg are mandatory in order to be able to study successfully. For Studienkolleg Sachsen, you can apply via uni-assist.

Further information is provided by Stabsstelle Internationales/International Center.
For further information about Studienkollegs in general please visit  HTTPS://WWW.STUDIENKOLLEGS.DE/PROFILE.HTML  


Additional preparatory German courses for students from Ukraine starting in May 2022

Were you forced to interrupt your studies in Ukraine? Would you like to continue studying at our university? We offer German courses at the Studienkolleg Sachsen for beginners and advanced students so that you can continue your studies as quickly as possible. All students affected by the war in Ukraine are eligible to apply if they meet the following requirements:

  •  You have already studied in Ukraine in a higher semester of study (at least two successful semesters).
  •  If possible, you are already registered in Leipzig or the surrounding area or have applied for a study or study preparation visa.
  •  Your field of study is offered at Leipzig University (except for the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy).

Applications were possible until April 20, 2022. Courses start on May 9, 2022.

Further information is provided by the International Center:


Additional preparatory German courses (DSH) for refugees

To enrol at our university on a degree programme taught in German, you must demonstrate proficiency in German equivalent to C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). From July through December 2022, the State Ministry for Science and the Arts finances a course for students with refugee status to prepare for Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH). If you have successfully passed this exam with the result DSH-2 or better, you meet the language requirements for studying at a German University.

Further information is provided by the International Center:

Language and orientation course
If you have arrived in Leipzig and are about to start yours studies (e.g. as an Erasmus+ student), you may take a language and orientation course lasting approximately three weeks. The course takes place immediately before the beginning of your semester in Leipzig and is the perfect way to prepare for your stay abroad. It is organized in cooperation with Stabsstelle Internationales/International Center.

For further information please visit

Courses accompanying your studies
If you are already enrolled in a degree program at Leipzig University, you may take courses that support you in developing the language skills necessary to successfully finish your studies. A whole range of course is offered, aiming at improving oral and written communicative skills as well as language for specific purposes.

For further information (in German) please visit: UNIVERSITÄT LEIPZIG: DEUTSCH IM STUDIUM (UNI-LEIPZIG.DE)