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Corona Information

Einreise aus Virusvarianten-Gebieten

Für Personen, die sich in sogenannten Virusvarianten-Gebieten (https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete) mit einer besonders hohen Verbreitung von Mutationen des Virus aufhalten, sind die Beförderung nach Deutschland sowie eine Einreise gemäß CoronaEinreiseV aktuell grundsätzlich untersagt. Dies gilt auch für vollständig Geimpfte. Ausnahmen sind nur in sehr wenigen Fällen möglich, zum Beispiel für Personen mit Wohnsitz und Aufenthaltsrecht in Deutschland. (https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/bevoelkerungsschutz/coronavirus/reisebeschraenkungen-grenzkontrollen/II-reisebeschraenkungen-uer-einreise-aus-virusvarianten-gebieten/welche-ausnahmen-vom-befoerderungsverbot-und-den-einreisebeschraenkungen-aus-virusvarianten-gebieten-gibt-es.html).

RKI - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Informationen zur Ausweisung internationaler Risikogebiete durch das Auswärtige Amt, BMG und BMI

www.rki.de

 
Die Einstufung als Risikogebiet erfolgt nach gemeinsamer Analyse und Entscheidung durch das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, das Auswärtige Amt und das Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat.

 
Für Studierende sowie Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Virusvariantengebieten bedeutet dies, dass ein Präsenzstudium oder ein Forschungsaufenthalt in Deutschland zum WS 2021/2022 zurzeit nicht sichergestellt werden kann. Bitte beachten Sie, dass eine Einreise auch dann nicht möglich ist, wenn von der deutschen Hochschule bereits eine Studienplatzzusage erteilt wurde: Da eine Einreise nicht möglich ist, können keine Visa ausgestellt werden, solange ein Land als Virusvariantengebiet gilt.

Bitte informieren Sie sich regelmäßig über die Risikoeinstufung ihres Heimatlandes.

Welcome to Leipzig!

Important Dates

In an email at the end of August, exchange students will receive important information about the start of the semester (incl. reference to form of instruction digital/hybrid/presence on course catalog and to the subject) as well as important links to Corona information websites (incl. potential quarantine requirements, etc.) bundled together.

 

Important dates for the winter semester:

13.09. - 01.10.2021 German language and orientation course in presence at the Studienkolleg Sachsen (enrollment of the participants accordingly before)
30.09. - 08.10.2021 Official digital enrollment (later enrollment is possible)
04.10. - 08.10.2021 Welcome Week for International Students of the International Office

For detailed questions contact: incoming-exchange@zv.uni-leipzig.de

 

 

Organization of your stay in Leipzig

Before you arrive

Steps to take

Information on the Leipzig University

Academic calendar of the study terms/semester at Leipzig University

During your stay

General information

Course Catalogue

Fact sheet course registration

Course registriation form


BA Course programme (in English)
MA Course programme (in English)
BA Course programme (in German)
MA Course programme (in German)

As an international student, you can also take advantage of the courses offered in the following subjects at our faculty:
- Cultural Studies

- Political Science

- Philosophy

- Communication Studies

- Global and European Studies

The course program ("Modulhandbuch") of the other departments mentioned above can be found here.

Useful information on the Sociology course schedule, registering for courses, etc. are provided here (in German).

HelpDesk: Help with registration and other questions about the study program, contact information, etc. can be found here.

Useful information on what to do at the start of the semester can be found here (in German).

 

Further useful information on taking courses at Leipzig University

  • You can choose your courses from all courses offered in the Sociology study program. As a BA student, you can choose between BA courses offered in German and English and MA courses offered in English. MA students can only choose MA-level courses.
  • If you have found interesting courses in the course program and would like to take them, write directly to the professor/lecturer offering the course (not to the ERASMUS coordinator!). Attach the completed course registration form to your email (see link above). The professor/lecturer must decide whether you can attend his/her course. Usually, however, this should not be a problem (only if the course is full, it may not be possible).
  • When you register for a course at our university, you may be able to negotiate the type of exam with the professor/lecturer of the course. This is important, for example, if you leave Germany before the start of the examination period and still want to complete a course with an examination. In this case, you can agree to submit a scientific paper ("Hausarbeit") instead of the exam. You can arrange this informally directly with the professor/lecturer.
  • You must send the course registriation form to the Studienbüro or the Helpdesk. Then you will be automatically registered for courses via AlmaWeb. Relevant information on module registriation can be found here.
  • A national student at the University of Leipzig must achieve 30 ECTS points/semester. So it is also recommended to get 30 ECTS points/semester as an ERASMUS student. You should have at least 20 ECTS on your Learning Agreement (requirement for ERASMUS funding). However, if you have less because you don't need more for your home university, that's fine too, as long as you don't rely on ERASMUS funding.
  • The ERASMUS coordinator at the receiving university cannot recommend courses for you because he/she does not know your study plan or the requirements of your home university. Course selection is your own responsibility (as it is at your home university) and you must choose it wisely. So it is best to consult your program coordinator or other responsible parties at your home university if you are unsure of what you need to successfully complete your studies at home.
  • If possible, you must attend a complete module. If this is not possible, the workload of individual courses will be assessed according to the workload required for the course. I.e. you can also attend individual courses.
  • How many ECTS points can you receive for a course/module? For a module with three required courses, you can receive 3 ECTS points for each course attended and an additional 1 ECTS point for taking the exam. For modules with only two courses, you will receive 4 ECTS points for attending each of the two courses and an additional 1 ECTS point for taking the exam in one course.
  • However, if at your home university you need 6 ECTS points instead of 5 ECTS (normally the maximum that one can obtain at your university) we can give you 6 ECTS points for these kinds of courses.
  • If your learning agreement changes because the courses you wanted to take are not available in that semester, you can look for other courses and change your learning agreement. This means that you have to fill out the Learning Agreement again and send it to the ERASMUS coordinator of the host university. The ERASMUS coordinator will sign it.
  • There are modules that consist of two semesters. If you are only staying for one semester, it is okay to take only some of the courses in the module, but not all of them.
  • It is ok to choose several courses from one module even if the module says you just ned e. g. 3 courses from the module. You can complete the module (3 courses) and choose an additional course from the same module, where you get the ECTS for this course.
  • The word "Veranstaltung" used in the course registration stands for "course", which basically means a course (this can be a lecture, a seminar, etc.).

Example to choose courses from the Modulhandbook

  • The courses you can choose from can be found in the current Vorlesungsverzeichnis. See links on the right panel of the website under the header "Vorlesungsverzeichnisse". The Vorlesungsverzeichnis for the Wintersemseter <year> is the winter semester one and the Vorlesungsverzeichnis Sommersemester <year> is the summer semester one. Further information on "Module (modules)" can also be found in the Modul Handbook (BA) or Modul Handbook (MA).
  • For example if you want to get 30 ECTS per semester, you have to choose moduls (per each generally 10 ECTS) with lectures, seminars and exercises with which you can fill the required 30 ECTS points. Tutorials ("Tutorium" are not obligatory).If you want to achieve e.g. 30 ECTS per semester, you have to choose modules (usually 10 ECTS each) with lectures, seminars and tutorials with which you can fill the required 30 ECTS points. Tutorials ("Tutorium" are not mandatory).
  • You can only choose courses from the current Vorlesungsverzeichnis (link above). If you have indicated other modules and courses in your Learning Agreement prior to your arrival at the University of Leipzig and they are not available at the time of the start of your ERASMUS stay at the receiving institution, you will not be able to attend them as they are not offered in this semester.
  • The headings on the pages in the Module Handbook are the names of the modules. For example, the first module in the handbook is called "Grundzüge der Soziologie I (Basic Sociology I)". The courses under the header are the seminars and lectures in the module. You can take a module. It depends on the module whether you have to choose two or three courses. The sociology modules have only two courses! In the example "Grundzüge der Soziologie I" it says under "Zu belegen" that you have to attend the "Vorlesung" of Prof. Voss and the "Übung" of Dr. Krumpal. So in this module you have only two courses. For modules with only two courses, you will receive 4 ECTS points for attending each of the two courses and an additional 1 ECTS point for each fulfilled exam required in the respective courses. You can find an illustration here.
  • For a module with three compulsory courses (as is the case in some of the faculties mentioned above, e.g. Philosophy, Political Science, etc.), you can receive 3 ECTS points per course attended and an additional 1 ECTS point for taking the exam.
  • For example, if you take a module that has only two seminars, as in the example "Grundzüge der Soziologie I", you can get 5 ECTS for the lecture with exam (exam here is a written exam) and 5 ECTS for the exercise with exam (exam is a scientific term paper).
  • I recommend you to invest a little time to familiarize yourself with the module handbook and maybe use a translator to understand it. (1) Select the modules and lectures/seminars you want to attend, (2) contact the lecturers of the respective lecture/seminar directly by email and ask if you can attend (an okay by email from the lecturer is enough, you have to forward this email to the HelpDesk, the lecturer does not have to sign the registration form) and (3) finally send the registration form and the acceptance email from the lecturer to the HelpDesk. (4) If anything has changed from the original Learning Agreement, update your Learning Agreement send it to the ERASMUS Coordinator. The ERASMUS coordinator will sign it.

 

Examinations

Exams usually take place after the end of the semester. In some courses, smaller exams (presentation or essay) are also given during the semester. Your transcript of records will be issued by the responsible ERASMUS coordinator, Dr. Pia Blossfeld. To ensure that all achievements can be recorded, please use the following form to document them (for signature send it to the relevant professor/lecturer) and hand it over to the ERASMUS coordinator.

If you have agreed on a different form of examination with the professor/lecturer, e.g. a scientific paper instead of an examination, the professor/lecturer must note this on the form.

If you have only participated in the course but not in the examination, this must also be briefly noted on the form by the professor/lecturer.

 

Settle in Leipzig

German courses
Useful Leipzig Welcome Guide (from Global and European Studies Institute)
Living in Leipzig
Buddy Programme

After your stay

Steps to take after your stay