The Propädeutikum 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 the University of Leipzig. Thus, it also guarantees your residency in Germany until you can start your further studies.

The Propädeutikum is intended for

  • Graduates of the Studienkolleg with provisory pre-admission to the University of Leipzig:
    For all Studienkolleg graduates with provisory pre-admission to the University of Leipzig, the propaedeutic course is obligatory. All undergraduate degree programs start in the winter semester.
  • Graduates of the Studienkolleg with a provisory pre-admission to the Technische Universität Dresden:
    Future students of the TU Dresden can choose between the Propädeutikum at the University of Leipzig and a preparatory semester at the TU Dresden.
  • Graduates of the Studienkolleg with a provisory pre-admission for the Technische Universität Chemnitz or the Bergakademie Freiberg:
    Depending on your chosen study program, you can start your studies at the TU Chemnitz either in the summer semester or in the winter semester. Please clarify this with the TU Chemnitz in advance. If your studies do not begin until the winter semester, we recommend that you attend the Propädeutikum at the Studienkolleg Sachsen.
  • Other applicants who have already acquired the university admission qualification (HZB), and who will begin their studies at the University of Leipzig 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 (only in German):

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You can sign up for the courses or modules of the Propädeutikum via Tool in a limited time window. 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 on the waiting list, if necessary.

Re-enrolment and semester fee

In order to attend a Propädeutikum course, you must be enrolled. If you have previously studied at the Studienkolleg, 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.

Teaching location and time frame

For the Propädeutikum, the Studienkolleg offers both online and face-to-face tuition. Face-to-face classes will be held in Lumumbastraße 4 at the Studienkolleg Sachsen.

All courses start from Monday 11/04/2023, and will last until no later than Friday 14/07/2023.

Important note: If you skip the first week of classes, you will lose your spot on the course, and your place will be offered to someone else on the waiting list, if necessary.

In each course you can acquire certificates of achievement showing grades attained and ECTS points earned. For this, you must regularly attend the courses and be able to prove at least sufficient performance (at least grade 4.0). Missing the date of the performance certificate will only be excused with a doctor's note, otherwise the test will be considered as having been failed and will be graded at a 5.0. If you have a medical note from your doctor for the date in question, a new subsequent date will be chosen together.

Who to contact

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Katrin Kaup

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin DigiProp

Studienkolleg Sachsen
Lumumbastraße 4, Room 23
04105 Leipzig