At Studienkolleg Sachsen, international students from all faculties at Leipzig University can take part in our course programme "Deutsch im Studium" (German Language Courses). Find out which courses we offer, how to register, and how much the course fees are. For Erasmus and exchange students, we also offer a Language and Orientation Course every semester.
- Studienbegleitende Deutschmodule (German Language Courses for international students at Leipzig University)
- Sprach- und Orientierungskurs für Erasmus- und Austauschstudierende (Language and Orientation Course for Erasmus and exchange students)
German Language Courses
The Studienkolleg Sachsen offers enroled international students at Leipzig University the chance to undertake courses in which they can improve their German language skills to support their studies at Leipzig University.
In the winter semester 2023/24 the courses will be held from 16/10/2023 to 02/02/2024.
Important note: There is no further assessment test requirement.
For Exchange students: You have proven your language level when applying for an exchange semester at Leipzig University.
For Bachelor’s/Master’s students: Fulltime international students at Leipzig University (Bachelor or Master degree) must send an email to deutsch-im-studium(at)uni-leipzig.de to be allowed to register. Please mention your enrolment number and your European Framework of Reference (CEFR) German language level in your e-mail.
For more information see "Course Offer and Online Registration".
The registration for the "Deutsch im Studium" courses for the winter semester 2023/24 will take place from
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, 1 pm to Sunday, October 15th, 2023, 11 pm
online at TOOL:
For Exchange students: You have given proof of your German language level at your application for your exchange semester at Leipzig University.
Please note that our modules are taught AT the given language level. This means that you must have already reached the given language level when you register in a module, as our focus is the academic German at a university and not on reaching a specific language level.
For Bachelor’s/Master’s students: Fulltime international at Leipzig University (Bachelor or Master degree) must send an e-mail to deutsch-im-studium(at)uni-leipzig.de to be allowed to regsiter. Please mention your enrolment number and your European Framework of Reference (CEFR) German language level in your e-mail until October 3rd 2023.
We offer modules at „Deutsch im Studium“ upwards from level B1 and one course for beginners starting at level A1.
The course offer can be found here (only in German):
(only in German)
The number of participants per course is 16 to 20. Attendance at the first scheduled class is mandatory and is considered as confirmation of your participation in the course.
For further A1 or A2 courses you can contact the Spracheninstitut an der Universität Leipzig e. V. or interDaF e.V. am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig.
A course fee must be paid for our courses at "Deutsch im Studium". The fee for a semester course with 4 hours per week (SemesterWochenStunden, SWS) is EUR 100,-. The fee for a semester course with 6 hours per week (SWS) is EUR 150,-.
Students of the following exchange programmes or study programmes do not pay course fees for a “Deutsch im Studium” course:
- Erasmus+ EU
- Erasmus+ weltweit
- bilaterale Partnerschaften
- Arqus Netzwerk
- Utrecht Netzwerk
The fee for the intensive language course B1 (12 SWS) is EUR 300,- and the fee for the beginners course A1 (6 SWS) is EUR 150,- for all participants.
Payment is made by bank transfer after registration. You will receive an email with the transfer details from the Studienkolleg's financial office after the first week of classes. No course fees will be refunded after the second week of classes.
All courses begin on Monday, 16/10/2023 and end no later than Friday, 02/02/2024.
The introduction to the SQ module (SQM30) takes place on Monday, 09/10/2023 in room 29, Lumumbastraße 4.
Important: Classes will be held in Lumumbastraße 4 at Studienkolleg Sachsen. The course times, rooms, teachers, etc. can be found in the section "Download" below.
You can receive ECTS credits for course modules if you have completed and passed all examinations (minimum grade 4.0).
In the modules with 4 SWS (Fachsprache and Mündliche Kommunikation) or 6 SWS (Schriftliche Kommunikation) you can earn 5 ECTS credits. In the language intensive course as well as the SQ module you can earn 10 ECTS credits. In the modules “Deutsch für Bachelor International Physics Studies Program (IPSP)” you can earn 5 ECTS credits.
There are no certificates of attendance at Leipzig University. If you need ECTS credits or proof of your participation in the module, you must pass the examination with at least 4.0 (sufficient) in the overall grade.
Language and Orientation Course
The Studienkolleg Sachsen offers in cooperation with the International Centre all international Erasmus and exchange students a course programme called Language and Orientation Course.
The Language and Orientation Course before the start of the winter semester 2023/24 will take place from 11/09/2023 to 29/09/2023.
All contents of the Language and Orientation Course are taught in German. In order to be able to join the course, you should have a level of B1/B2 (CEFR) in German.
The duration of the course is three weeks and it takes place directly before the start of your exchange semester in Leipzig.
You can find all information about the Language and Orientation Course for the winter semester 2023/24 here (only in German):
The participation fee is EUR 170,- . The transfer must be made before the beginning of the course. You will receive the transfer information in your invitation to the Language and Orientation Course. All further information can be obtained from the International Centre at Leipzig University.
The Language and Orientation Course in the winter semester 2023/24 will take place from 11 to 29 September 2023. The course will be held at the Zentrum für Lehrer:innenbildung und Schulforschung (ZLS) at Prager Straße 38-40.Please finde the course times, rooms, teachers etc. here (only in German):
In the Language and Orientation Course you can earn 3 ECTS credits, if you actively participate in and successfully complete the course.