Information for applicants from abroad


  • university entrance qualifications
  • artistic aptitude in the chosen major subject, which will be tested in the entrance examination
  • proof of adequate language competence

Information about the submitted application documents are available in our online application portal. The evaluation of the artistic aptitude is generally conducted at the university location.


Study fees

A detailed list of study fees


Health insurance

A student health insurance costs about 80,00 € per month.


Financial support

Applications for financial assistance for the beginning of studies can not be submitted in Germany, but in the home country. It needs to be handed in at the German Embassy or the branch of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It is possible to apply for any other financial support as well.


Visa | Residence permit

After you have filed your application, you receive a written confirmation which is required for the application for a „student applicant visa“ with the German Embassy. After having passed the entrance examination, the student receives the admission to enrol, and the aliens registration authority in Leipzig changes the „student applicant visa“ to a „student visa“ and grants a residence permit for study purposes.
Please note: Authorities in Germany can and will not transform a tourist visa  into a student visa! Only the German Embassy in the respective country may do so. When filing the application for a visa, students are required to provide proof of their ability to finance their studies.


Chinese Applicants

please contact:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Kulturreferat, Akademische Prüfstelle
Landmark Tower 2,
Büro 0311, 8 North Dongsanhuan Road,
Chaoyang District, 10004 Beijing.
phone.: +86-10-6590-7138



Contact person

Dr. Ute Fries

Head of the Department of Study Affairs

0341 - 2144 620
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