Universitat Leipzig German Language Standalone Program

Language Standalone
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

With alumni such as Goethe, Leibniz, Nietzsche, and Merkel, the Universitat Leipzig has been home to some of history's most influential Germans. As one of the oldest universities in the world—founded in 1409—it has spent the past 600 years building up a reputation as one of the best places to study in Europe. A deeply cultural city, Leipzig has impressive architecture, affordable housing, and trendy residential districts.

Make friends, develop interests, and have fun at the university's clubs

A city abundant in history, culture, gastronomy, and recreation

Make use of the university’s state-of-the-art sports facilities

From Leipzig, explore castles and coastlines, the past and the future

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
German
Language Prerequisite Level:
Beginner
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Health Studies, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Housing:
University-owned flat
Visa Required:
Maybe

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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In my non-class life, I go out with my classmates, friends at Leipzig University, or teammates of the soccer team I belong to, and lead a fulfilling life.

Universitat Leipzig SAF Alumni

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About the University

Universitat Leipzig

With alumni such as Goethe, Leibniz, Nietzsche, and Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, Leipzig University claims a strong role in rounding thought and developing nations. Founded in 1409, Leipzig is popular for its hearty welcome, impressive architecture, affordable housing, and trendy residential districts filled with parks, bike trails, and trees. Alongside its abundance of art galleries, museums, and theaters, Leipzig is an innovative business location with the headquarters of global companies, such as BMW, Porsche, and DHL, in the city.

Learn more at Universitat Leipzig's official website

Academics

Universitat Leipzig's Academic Approach

Study in morning classes Monday to Friday for 25 to 30 hours a week. Your courses focus on building vocabulary and grammar, listening and reading comprehension, and speaking and writing skills while also focusing on a total German immersion.

Learn in small yet diverse classes with individual guidance to support you. Designed to go beyond language success, you also learn the history and culture of Germany with excursions and cultural events.

Courses

Classroom Hours

The SAF program fee tuition rate is based on enrollment in 25 to 30 hours of language instruction per week.

  • Classes meet Monday to Friday mornings
  • Core courses
    • Vocabulary and grammar
    • Listening and reading comprehension
    • Speaking and writing

Language Levels

Tuition covers CEFR language proficiencies from A1 to C2.

  • Fall is 16 weeks with two language levels taken at the same time
  • Spring, winter, and summer sessions are eight weeks with one language level

Elective Courses

One elective course is available for each language level and is predetermined for each level.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

There are no requirements to join this program.

A language test when you arrive determines your skill level. No prior test is necessary to participate.

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Mid September - Early December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
9,000

Fall 2022 + Winter 2022

Program dates:
Mid September - Late February
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
13,290

Fall 2022 + Winter 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid September - Late April
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
16,450

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023

Program dates:
Early March - Late June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
13,180

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023

Program dates:
Early March - Early December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
16,940

Housing Information

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University-owned flat

You live in a university-managed apartment you share with like-minded students in Johannes-R-Becher Strasse. You have your own bedroom and share the kitchen, living space, bathroom, and laundry facilities with your fellow students.

The SAF program fee covers break-stay housing but not early arrival.

About Leipzig

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Why Leipzig

Europe's most important international railway hub, Leipzig is a vibrant, wealthy city and has been for centuries. With wealth comes impressive architecture and a strong culture of theater, arts, and music, with Wagner, Bach, Mendelsson having called this powerhouse home. Now a key location for global business, Leipzig has a big name in publishing and machinery engineering.  

Learn more about Leipzig

The Student Experience

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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