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A Tradition of Crossing Boundaries

Leipzig University was founded in 1409 making it one of the oldest universities in Germany. Today it offers a wide spectrum of academic disciplines at 14 faculties. From A for African Studies to W for West Slavic Studies, Leipzig University is a classic university with the whole range of subjects from natural sciences through law, human and veterinary medicine to numerous arts degrees. More than 28,000 young people from over 150 countries are currently studying in one of the more than 150 courses.

The traditionally broad range of subjects also constitutes the basis for interdisciplinary research of the highest ranking. Following the maxim of “A Tradition of Crossing Boundaries”, the University is proud of its internationally acclaimed academic achievements.
At present there are 33 international study programmes offered at Leipzig University, and with its faculty encompassing Research Academy Leipzig (RAL) it is combining all structured (international) doctoral training programmes and provides sound scholarly and research-oriented qualification to ambitious academics.

The University reflects the variety in the world by its diversity on campus. More than 3300 students from 120 countries add an international dimension to the university. 39 binational postgraduate degree agreements supplement Leipzig University’s international spectrum.

The major features of Leipzig and the University are a state-of-the-art infrastructure with attractive surroundings where everything is just one step away. With its vibrant city centre, relatively low costs of living, charming surroundings, and the internationally renowned art & cultural scene, the New York Times calls it one of the top ten destinations.


History, Art and Oriental Studies
Social Sciences and Philosophy
Economics and Management (incl. Civil Engineering)
Sports Science
Medicine/University Hospital
Mathematics and Computer Science
Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology
Physics and Earth Science
Chemistry and Mineralogy
Veterinary Medicine




Contact information for students

Director International Centre


Dr. Svend Poller
T: 0049 341 9732020

International exchange students coming to Leipzig

Erasmus+ students:
Christiane Schmidt
T: +49 341 9732023 

Student exchange under bilateral university agreements:
Jane Moros
T: +49 341 9732032


Leipzig University students nominated for an Erasmus+ exchange

Ines Remer
T: +49 341 9732022




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Utrecht Network
Executive Secretariat

Phone: +44 1482 466917

Post address
Utrecht Network
c/o University of Hull