Frequently Asked Questions for applicants

Applicant account

Logging in as an applicant

In order to apply at Leipzig University, you will first need a user account; you can create one of these by clicking on "Application" - "Create user account". Afterwards, log in to the web portal with your new access information.

I have registered but not received a password.

It can take up to 10 minutes for emails to be sent from the web portal. If you still haven't received an email with your access information 1 hour after registering, please check whether the email might have been redirected to your spam folder. If the email is not there either, please get in touch with the service desk of the University Computer Centre..

User account blocked

After three login attempts, user accounts will be blocked for 10 minutes. Afterwards you will be allowed one more attempt. If this is successful, your account will be unblocked and you can continue. If you are still unable to login after this, please contact our technical support.

Password forgotten / reset

You can request a new password yourself by clicking on the "Forgotten password" link in the web portal and following the instructions. You will receive a confirmation link shortly afterwards. Click on this to request a new password via email.

User account already exist

This message will appear if AlmaWeb already knows you (first name, second name, date of birth). If you have already been a student of Leipzig University in the past, log in using your uni login details. Otherwise, use the existing user account you used last time.

Questions about applying online

How can I apply?

You can apply to study at Leipzig University via the "Application" menu. Once there, search for the study programme you are interested in by clicking on "Find courses offered". Choose the applicable subject area and/or type of degree or the semester of study you are interested in from the list of study programmes available.

Then, please fill in the application and save what you enter. As long as you have not yet submitted that particular application, you can amend it at any time. You can submit the application once you have correctly entered all the necessary information in full (status "OK"). You will then receive a confirmation email informing you about what happens to your application next.

I wish to submit more than one application.

You can only apply for one study programme with unrestricted admission, but for one or more study programmes with restricted admission. In such cases it is generally not possible to apply for different semesters of study on the same restricted study programme and degree.

Information about the status of an application.

Once you have registered with AlmaWeb and begun an application, you will be able to see an overview of your applications with the current status of each application:

Open Submitted Received
The application has been created and can still be edited by the applicant. The application has been filled in by the applicant in full and submitted online. The application has been received online by the university.

Questions about enrolment

When does enrolment take place and when are letters of admission/rejection notices sent out?

Information about this can be found at:

Information about user accounts for application

Once you have successfully enrolled as a student, you will no longer be able to log in with your applicant account! You will receive your new access information (uni login) with your enrolment documents.

Should you have any more questions, please check the pages on application and enrolment provided by the Student Office.