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.

The module German for Beginners (30-DIS-A2) will not be administered on AlmaWeb in the summer semester 2024. If you have any questions regarding the organisation of the module, please contact the Study Office Deutsch im Studium.

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 summer semester 2024, the courses will take place from 08/04/2024 to 05/07/2024.

The course catalogue is published at the beginning of September for the winter semester and at the beginning of March for the summer semester.

The current course catalogue can be found here.
(Course Catalogue → Selection of current semester (e.g. summer semester 2024) → 30-Studienkolleg Sachsen → Deutsch im Studium)

An overview of the course catalogue for the summer semester 2024 can be found here (in German only).

The categorisation of language requirements and the selection of modules is carried out by the students themselves. There is no placement test prior to module selection.

The modules 30-DIS-MKB1, 30-DIS-MKB2, 30-DIS-MKC1, 30-DIS-SKB1, 30-DIS-SKB2, 30-DIS-SKC1, 30-DIS-SPRAWI, 30-DIS-SOZGE, 30-DIS-WIWI, 30-DIS-LEWI, 30-DIS-MINT and 30-DIS-BERUF are taught AT the given language level. This means that students must already have reached the given language levels in order to successfully participate in these modules.

The modules 30-DIS-A1, 30-DIS-A2 and 30-DIS-INTB1 are to enable you to reach the given language level. This means that students must have already reached the lower language levels in order to successfully participate in these modules.

Students can take a maximum of two modules per semester.

The maximum number of students per module is 20. The minimum number of students per module is 8. Modules with less than 8 students will have to be cancelled.

The registration for the modules takes place via TOOL. The registration period is usually before the start of lectures.
For the summer semester 2024, registration will take place from

Tuesday, 26/03/2024, 1:00 pm to Wednesday, 03/04/2024, 11:00 pm.

The registration for the module is also registration for the module exam.

The subsequent module registration after the module has started is only possible on request. A subsequent module registration can be carried out until the end of the third week since the start of the module. In this case, please contact the lecturers of the individual modules you wish to attend and have them confirm your registration using the registration form. The deadline for submitting the form at the Study Office Deutsch im Stuidum is the end of the third week after the start of the module. The subsequent module registration is also the registration for the module exam.

Please check whether the module registration has been completed in AlmaWeb and contact the Study Office Deutsch im Studium immediately if you have any questions.

Students' module registrations are transferred from TOOL to AlmaWeb immediately after the end of the registration period and before the start of the modules. Only then will students be able to carry out other activities related to their module registration in AlmaWeb (e.g. module de-registration).

Please check in AlmaWeb whether the registrations have been transferred correctly and contact the Study Office Deutsch im Studium immediately if you have any questions.

The course period is usually 14 weeks per semester and is based on the academic calendar of Leipzig University. The exact dates of your modules can be found in the course catalogue or after the registration in AlmaWeb.

The modules Deutsch im Studium are fee-required.
The fee for a module with 4 semester hours per week (SWS) is 100,- EUR for one semester.
The fee for a module with 6 semester hours per week (SWS) is 150,- EUR for one semester.
The fee for a module with 12 semester hours per week (SWS) is 300,- EUR for one semester.

Students of Leipzig University from the following exchange programmes do not pay a fee for the modules (except for modules 30-DIS-INTB1, 30-DIS-A1 and 30-DIS-A2):

  • Erasmus+ EU exchange students
  • Erasmus+ worldwide exchange students
  • Exchange students from bilateral university partnerships

Module 30-DIS-BERUF is free of charge as part of project funding in the summer semester 2024.
Module 30-DIS-A1 is currently free of charge as part of project funding for international degree seeking students from Leipzig University.
Module 30-DIS-A2  is currently free of charge as part of project funding for international degree seeking students from Leipzig University.
Module 30-SQM-30 is generally free of charge.

During the first week of the modules' start, Studienkolleg Sachsen will send an invoice to your student e-mail address (studserv). The fee is due at the end of the second week of the modules' start. Payment must be made by bank transfer after the registration. The fee is non-refundable if you withdraw after the third week of the modules' start. Studienkolleg Sachsen reserves the right to de-register students from the modules in case of non-payment.

The module de-registration and the associated de-registration of the module exams is possible up to 4 weeks before the end of the lecture period at the latest (see academic calendar of Leipzig University). The de-registration can only be carried out by the student in AlmaWeb. Once the de-registration deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to de-register from the module.

How to de-register from modules and their exams in AlmaWeb is explained  within the AlmaWeb click-by-click guide.

Once you de-register from a module, all the exams you have already taken in that module are considered as not taken. This means that if you have already completed part of the overall exam during the semester (e.g. submission of a portfolio component), this partial mark will be forfeited!

The coordinator Deutsch im Studium can recognise exams and study results from previous studies upon request, unless there are significant differences in the competences acquired. Please submit the necessary request and proof. This applies to examd and study achievements from former universities and other educational institutions.
Qualifications obtained outside the degree programme will be recognised if they match the module content and requirements and can therefore be substituted.

It is recommended to consult the coordinator Deutsch im Studium beforehand.

The administration of the modules 30-PHY-BIPSQ1, 30-PHY-BIPSQ2 and 30-PHY-BIPSQ3 is carried out by the Study Office of the Faculty of Physics and Earth System Sciences. Please inquire to this Study Office if you have any questions.

You can obtain the lecturers' contact details from the secretary's office.

Exam dates, venues and possible postponements are communicated by the lecturers during the courses and are usually published on AlmaWeb or Moodle course 6 weeks before the exam date.

Exam results and module results are published in AlmaWeb by the lecturers. If results are missing, please always contact the lecturer first.

You can find an overview of your grades on AlmaWeb in the menu:
Studies → Exams → Overview of Grades
The module results of the modules Deutsch im Studium are listed on the overview of grades in the section "Zusätzliche Leistungen".

If you require an official Transcript of Records, this document can be issued on request by the Study Office of your faculty. Please contact the Study Office responsible for you, stating your matriculation number and your student e-mail address (studserv).

If you are unable to attend a module exam due to illness, please submit your sick note (doctor's note with diagnosis blacked out) to the Study Office Deutsch im Studium within 3 working days. You can hand in the sick note in person during office hours. Outside office hours you can drop the sick note in the letterbox (main entrance Lumumbastraße 4). Alternatively, you can send the sick note by post:
    Studienkolleg Sachsen
    Adressed to: Sarah Semrau
    Lumumbastraße 4
    04105 Leipzig

The original postmark or date of receipt of the sickness certificate will count. Please be sure to include the following information, otherwise the sick note may not be processed correctly:

  • Full name
  • Enrolment number
  • Module number of the upcoming exam
  • If applicable, which partial exam
  • Date of the examination

Your notification of illness will be registered in AlmaWeb for the corresponding module exam. You will be able to find this information in AlmaWeb in the menu:
Exams → Module results → Select module → Exams

If you have handed in a sick note, the make-up date for the module exam will be arranged with the lecturer in charge.

In order to claim compensation for an exam, you must submit a request to the examination board. The request must be submitted to the examination board at least 4 weeks before the exam date.

You will need to provide appropriate proof to support your request (e.g. a medical certificate stating the impact of your medical condition on your ability to take the exam). The request must be appropriate and enable the examination board to reach a decision. This entails a duty of cooperation on the part of the students.

It is advisable to seek consultation beforehand from Mrs Chenaoui (contact person for discrimination and equal opportunities, conflict counselling).

Students have to inform themselves about the exam results in AlmaWeb. The notification of a failed exam is published in the student's AlmaWeb. There is usually no separate notification of failed exam, except for the module 30-SQM-30.

In the case of a final failed exam, the student will receive a written notification.

In the case of failed module exam, only those exams which have been graded "fail" (5.0) may be retaken. The first re-exam usually takes place in the same semester, but no earlier than 14 days after the notification of the result. You can find the date of the first re-exam on AlmaWeb.

The second re-exam may only be taken on request at the next available exam date. If no request is made before the next possible exam date, you will automatically be registered for the second re-exam.

An exam review can be requested within one year of the notification of the result.

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 summer semester 2024 will take place from 11/03/2024 to 28/03/2024.

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 summer semester 2024 here (only in German):

ABLAUFPLAN SPRACH- UND ORIENTIERUNGSKURS SOMMERSEMESTER 2024
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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 summer semester 2024 will take place from 11/03/ to  28/03/2024. The course will be held at Studienkolleg Sachsen at Lumumbastraße 4. Please finde the course times, rooms, teachers etc. here (only in German):

ABLAUFPLAN SPRACH- UND ORIENTIERUNGSKURS SOMMERSEMESTER 2024
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In the Language and Orientation Course you can earn 3 ECTS credits, if you actively participate in and successfully complete the course.

An official Transcript of Records can be issued at your request by the Study Office of your faculty or your Erasmus+ departmental coordinator. Please contact the Study Office responsible for you or your Erasmus+ departmental coordinators, stating your matriculation number and your student e-mail address (studserv) and submit your certificate of credits.

Who to contact

 Michael Stange

Michael Stange

Coordinator Deutsch im Studium

Studienkolleg Sachsen
Lumumbastraße 4, Room 3.37
04105 Leipzig

Office hours
Summer semester 2024:
Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
(only during the lecture period 08/04/24 - 05/07/24)

Sarah Semrau

Study Office Deutsch im Studium

Studienkolleg Sachsen
Lumumbastraße 4, Room 1.15
04105 Leipzig

Office hours
Tuesday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm