17 English Study Programs at Leipzig University

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Leipzig University

11%
International students
University
Type
public
Status
29.000
Students

About the University

Leipzig University was founded back in 1409 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe to have been offering teaching without interruption throughout its existence. Nowadays, the university is home to a total of 14 faculties offering a wide range of academic disciplines in their 120 institutes.

As a traditional university offering a full spectrum of subjects, Leipzig University enables 29,000 students to choose from an impressive and internationally oriented range of over 150 different degree courses, more than any other university in the German state of Saxony. Alongside courses leading to bachelor's or master's degrees such as American Studies, Computer Science and Economics and Management Science, it also offers courses that enable students to take state examinations, for example in Teaching, Medicine and Law. The university not only offers major degree courses, but also so-called “fringe subjects” such as Sorbian Studies and Ancient Oriental Studies, which help to boost its profile and reputation. On top of all this, Leipzig University has also established itself as a centre for teacher training in Saxony. The city of Leipzig boasts a wide variety of collaborations with partner universities outside of Germany, all of which make it an attractive university location on a global level.

The traditional range of subjects taught at the university corresponds with its top-quality pure and applied research activities with an interdisciplinary approach. Leipzig University offers a wide range of different research activities in the fields of life sciences, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. These are reflected in its three strategic fields of research with a total of nine research profile areas, three special research areas and three “transregios”, in which several different faculties work together with partner universities and non-university research institutions. Its research strengths particularly focus on the fields of global interaction, biomedicine, biotechnology, biodiversity, intelligent materials and mathematical sciences, in which it has established itself as a key partner for the transfer of knowledge and technology on an international level.

Leipzig University has been working in cooperation with universities in other German states as a part of the Halle-Jena-Leipzig University Partnership, which enables the participating universities to mutually strengthen their teaching and research activities, since 1995.

International Rankings

#201-300
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
#581-590
QS World University Rankings
# -
Times Higher Education Ranking

National Rankings

#39
Humboldt Ranking
#28
DFG-Ranking

Tuition fees

12
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2
2
0

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

No Programs open for application

5 Programs open for application

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
29.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
64.7% no admission restriction
5.9% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

52.9% directly at University
47.1% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5.5 (1 program)

Minimum

61 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (4 programs)

Maximum

7 (2 programs)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (4 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5.5 (1 program)

Maximum

7 (2 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

61 (1 program)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (4 programs)

Maximum

0 (4 programs)

Program Features

3-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

70.6%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

29.4%

Location

Leipzig University

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Leipzig University