Inform yourself here about the chances that you have to get credits recognized for your degree in Leipzig from other study programs or from an exchange program.

Switching study programs

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Credits from abroad

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Switching study programs

Reorientation during one’s studies is sometimes unavoidable. Depending on how far you are in your old study program, there are different options.

  1. If you studied something much different subject-wise and if not enough credits can be recognized for the new study program, then you can apply for the regular FIRST SEMESTER.
  2. If you can get credits from your old study program recognized for your new study program, there is a chance you can jump to a higher semester. This way, you don’t have to begin your study program from the beginning. There are a few things to keep in mind:

Semester start

In study programs in our faculty, you can only start in the winter semester in an odd, and in the summer semester only in an even semester. An exception is made for M.A. Cultural Studies, which allows you to start in the summer and winter semesters with an even or odd semester.

Application deadlines

The deadlines for an application vary depending on the study program and the admission restrictions. Some study programs still have admission restrictions in higher semesters. You can find out which study programs this applies to on the respective study programs’ websites.
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Application deadlines for higher semesters

Request for approval

Before you apply, it must be established which semester you can start in. For this, a formal request must be submitted to the exam commission. In the approval decision, you will find out in which semester you can start your studies. You will need this decision when applying for a higher semester at the University of Leipzig.
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The formal process differs depending on the institute. If you have questions, the respective institute’s contact people can help.

Approval of credits from abroad

Credits which you have earned during an exchange program can usually be recognized for your study program. This is easier to do if you discuss which credits can be recognized before your exchange program with your Erasmus coordinator .
For the actual recognition after your exchange program to take place, please contact the respective person at your institute or your Erasmus coordinator.

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If you can have credits earned from abroad or from other universities, these can often be approved for your studies, photo: Christian Hüller

People to contact in the institutes

The recognition of credits from abroad or from a previous study program occurs formally through the institute’s exam commission. The requests are prepared differently in the various institutes. Find out here who you need to contact.

For questions regarding the recognition of credits, please contact Stephan Kaschner.

 Stephan Kaschner

Stephan Kaschner

Academic Advisor for the GESI

Global and European Studies Institute
Emil-Fuchs-Straße 1, Room 3.14
04105 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30263

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Lilly Hofmann

Assistentin der Vorsitzenden des Prüfungsausschusses B. A. KMW

Nikolaistr. 27-29, Room 2.25
04109 Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges

Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges

Recognition M.A. Communication and Media Studies and M.A. Global Mass Communication

Kommunikationswissenschaft
Zeppelinhaus
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 3.07
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35711

Office hours
Mittwoch 13-14; bitte vorab auf der Liste an der Bürotür eintragen

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfaß

Recognition M.A. Communication Management

Strategische Kommunikation
Zeppelinhaus
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 4.07
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35040

Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler

Prof. Dr. Markus Beiler

Recognition M.Sc. Journalism

Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft
Zeppelinhaus
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 3.20
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35781

For questions regarding the recognition of credits, please contact Dr. Harald Homann.

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Dr. Harald Homann

Academic Advisor Cultural Studies

Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd)
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room H5 1.09
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35673
Fax: +49 341 97-35698

Office hours
donnerstags, 15:00 - 16:30 Uhr nach Vereinbarung per Mail

For questions regarding the recognition of credits, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartelborth.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartelborth

Exam Board Chairman Philosophy

Wissenschaftstheorie
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 2111
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35777
Fax: +49 341 97-35849

Office hours
Montag 13:30 – 14:30 Uhr per Zoom nach vorheriger Anmeldung per E-Mail

For questions regarding the recognition of credits, please contact Dr. Daniel Schmidt.

Recognition of credits in the institute for political science

Dr. Daniel Schmidt

Dr. Daniel Schmidt

Academic Advisor for Political Science

Beethovenstraße 15, Room H3 0.08
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35623

Office hours
Dienstag 12:00 - 13:00 Uhr und Mittwoch 11:00 - 12:00 Uhr, Terminvereinbarung über https://termin.uni- leipzig.de/ sozphil/powi/stube/

For questions regarding the recognition of credits, please contact Beatrice Fischer.

 Beatrice Tutic-Fischer

Beatrice Tutic-Fischer

Student Advisor for Sociology

Beethovenstraße 15, Room 4113
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35650