The Propädeutikum (propaedeutic course) consists of one semester of specific and focused preparation. It is offered to international students in the summer semester. In addition to technical language skills, you will be given important methodological advice and learn vital techniques and strategies. We have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions below, where you will also find information about how to apply as well as a course overview.
Questions and Answers about the Propädeutikum
Many study programs do not start until the winter semester. This means that if you pass the FSP or DSH in February or March, you may not be able to start your studies immediately. For this reason, there is a Propädeutikum in the summer semester. It prepares you specifically for your future studies in terms of subject matter and methodology. During the Propädeutikum you keep your status as a student of Leipzig University. Thus, it also guarantees your residency in Germany until you can start your further studies.
The Propädeutikum is intended for
- Graduates of Studienkolleg Sachsen with a provisory pre-admission to Leipzig University:
The Propädeutikum is obligatory for all Studienkolleg Sachsen graduates with provisory pre-admission to Leipzig University, as all undergraduate degree programs start in the winter semester.
- Graduates of Studienkolleg Sachsen with a provisory pre-admission to the Technische Universität Dresden:
Prospective students of the TU Dresden can choose between the Propädeutikum at Leipzig University and a preparatory semester at the TU Dresden.
- Graduates of Studienkolleg Sachsen with a provisory pre-admission for the Chemnitz University of Technology or the TU Bergakademie Freiberg:
Depending on your chosen study program, you can start your studies at the Chemnitz University of Technology/ TU Bergakademie Freiberg either in the summer semester or in the winter semester. Please clarify this with the Chemnitz University of Technology/ TU Bergakademie Freiberg in advance. If your studies do not begin in the summer semester, we recommend that you attend the Propädeutikum at Studienkolleg Sachsen.
- Other applicants who have already acquired the Higher Education Entrance Qualification (HZB), and who will begin their studies at Leipzig University in the winter semester.
Summer Semester 2023
The Propädeutikum in the summer semester 2023 will take place from 11/04/23 to 14/07/2023.
You will find all information in short about the courses offered in the Propädeutikum in the summer semester 2023 here (in German only):
(in German only)
You can sign up for the courses or modules of the Propädeutikum via TOOL in a specific time slot. More information will become available on this website closer to the time when applications open. Important note: If you do not attend the selected courses by the second week of classes, you will lose your spot. The spot will then be given to other students if necessary.
Re-enrolment and semester fee
In order to attend the Propädeutikum, you must be enrolled at Leipzig University. If you have previously studied at Studienkolleg Sachsen, you must re-enroll for the summer semester. You do this by paying the semester fee. The deadline for this is 31st of January every year.
Venue and time frame
For the Propädeutikum, the Studienkolleg Sachsen offers both online and face-to-face classes. Face-to-face classes will be held in Lumumbastraße 4 at the Studienkolleg Sachsen.
All courses for summer semester 2023 start from Monday 11/04/2023, and will finish no later than Friday 14/07/2023.
Important note: If you do not attend your courses by the second week, you will lose your spot on the course, and your seat will be offered to other students if necessary.
In each course you can acquire proof of performances which contain ECTS credid points. For this, you must regularly attend the courses and be able to prove at least sufficient performance. The absence during the performance test will only be excused with a doctor's note, otherwise the test will be considered as failed. If you have a doctor's note for the date in question, a subsequent date will be given.