Exchange Students (Non-degree)

You can apply for one or two exchange semesters at HTWK Leipzig. According to the cooperation agreement between HTWK Leipzig and your home university, you can attend different modules and courses to gain ECTS credits.

Please check the section on how to apply for application requirements, application documents and information on the application process.

You can find all the information concerning your application, your arrival, accommodation, living expenses and contact persons at HTWK Leipzig in the document "Information for Exchange Students".

Please check the information on entry and stay requirements.

Semester Calendar

Winter semester 2019/2020: 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020
Lecture period: 14 October 2019 – 31 January 2020
Examination period: 3 – 21 February 2020 and 23 – 27 March 2020

Summer semester 2020: 1 April – 30 September 2020
Lecture period: 6 April - 10 July 2020
Examination period: 13 July - 31 July 2020 and 21 - 25 September 2020

Winter semester 2020/2021: 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021
Lecture period (courses of Master programmes and the third and fifth semester Bachelor programmes): 12 October 2020 – 29 January 2021
Lecture period (courses of first semester Bachelor programmes): 26 October 2020 – 12 February 2021
Examination period (courses of Master programmes and the third and fifth semester Bachelor programmes): 1 – 26 February 2021
Examination period (courses of first semester Bachelor programmes): 15 February – 12 March 2021
Orientation Week: 5 October – 9 October 2020

Summer semester 2021: 1 April – 30 September 2021
Lecture period: 6 April - 9 July 2021 
Examination period: 12 July - 30 July 2021 and 20 - 24 September 2021
Orientation Week: 29 March – 1 April 2021

Please check the Academic Calendar (in German) for more information.

Study Programmes and Courses

You can find descriptions of modules and courses in the Studienordnung of the respective degree programme. As of now, descriptions are only available in German since the teaching language of all degree programmes, with the exception of the International Management Bachelor, is German. If you have questions, e.g. concerning courses and your learning agreement, please contact the international coordinator at your faculty.

Language

The teaching language of all degree programmes at HTWK Leipzig, with the exception of the International Management Bachelor, is German. If you wish to attend courses taught in German, HTWK Leipzig requires German proficiency of at least B1/B2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you wish to attend courses taught in English, HTWK Leipzig requires English proficiency on a comparable level. We strongly recommend that you take German language lessons before your arrival, as general structures and university life function largely in German. During the semester, you can attend free German courses for exchange students (2 ECTS) at Hochschulkolleg.

Orientation Week

HTWK Leipzig organizes an Orientation Week for all exchange students from partner universities, which includes support for administrative appointments and an intercultural training to prepare for studies in Germany. Attendance is mandatory. It provides exchange students with excellent opportunities to get to know the university and to meet their fellow students (see Academic Calender).

Student Mentoring Programme

To make the arrival at Leipzig and settling in easier, all exchange students get support through a HTWK student mentor. Even before your arrival, a mentor will contact you via email and will help you with questions. He or she will show you around Leipzig and will assist you during your first days in Leipzig.

ECTS Credits

After successfully passing the examinations, students will be awarded 30 ECTS credits for the full semester programme. Between 2 to 5 ECTS credits will be awarded for each module.

German Grading Scale:

1,0 - 1,5 very good (excellent)
1,6 - 2,5 good (considerably above average requirements)
2,6 - 3,5 satisfactory (fulfilling average requirements)
3,6 - 4,0 pass (sufficient, fulfilling requirements despite of lacks)
4,1 - 5,0 fail (no ECTS credits are awarded)