Study Abroad at Universitat Leipzig

Europe Germany Leipzig

Universitat Leipzig is the second oldest university in Germany and has a long tradition of cross-subject and cross-faculty cooperation in research and teaching, which has enriched the intellectual and cultural life of the city over the past six centuries. Some of Europe’s most renowned scientists, scholars and musicians have either taught or studied at Leipzig. Now, it’s your turn. You’ll live in Leipzig city, a large, lively urban city known for its greenery, art museums, research facilities and music theaters. In addition, this East German metropolis has developed into an innovative business destination, where companies such as BMW, Porsche and DHL are headquartered. What better place to forge the foundation for your future career at a multinational company?

Academic strength: German
Rankings: Times Top 100

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

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“I tried not to waste time in my life, being conscious of doing things that I could only do while I was in Germany or meeting people I could only meet in Germany. I cherished each and every day in Leipzig so that I would not have any regrets about my study abroad experience. In the midst of all this, when I saw my teammates writing messages in Japanese on a banner at the last game of the soccer team I belonged to, I was honestly amazed!

I was surprised, and at the same time, so happy. I want to thank SAF for the opportunity to have met these friends.”
Tomoki Ohata, Past SAF Student

A 1,000 Year Old City

The one thousand-year-old city of Leipzig feels like a young and dynamic metropolis. In this city, almost 50,000 people from all over the world study, research and work in seven universities and around 20 non-university research institutions. Famous worldwide, thanks to the Leipzig Trade Fair and many publishers, the city, where the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 began, has developed into an innovative business location where renowned automobile, supply and logistics companies reside. A hub for the health industry and biotechnology, energy and environmental technology, media and creative sectors, Leipzig is a city like no other. 

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