Studying at our Faculty

Our faculty offers 14 different courses of study. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. We are especially proud to currently host more than 1400 students from 38 countries in our German and international courses of study.

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Courses of study

We offer courses of study in physics, meteorology, geosciences and geography. You can also study physics in English language. The master's programmes Meteorology as well as Earth System Data Science and Remote Sensing are offered in English.

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In Case of Illness

You are ill and cannot take an examination? If so, please immediately notify the person responsible for the examination and/or module as well as the study office that you are unable to take the examination and submit an appropriate proof to the study office within three working days. You can hand in the documents at the study office, put them in the mailbox of the study office (left of room 223) or send them by mail.

Please note that we do not have access to the electronic Certificate of Incapacity (AUB). The AU patient certificate in paper form can also be submitted as proof. Please make the diagnosis code shown on this certificate unrecognisable before submitting it. Alternatively, you can also use the form certificate of incapacity for examination. For better assignment to the examinations, please also use the form certificate of incapacity for work in all cases.

In the case of a second re-take exam, you will also need a public health certificate.

In case of an unexcused absence, the exam will be graded with 5.0.


Public Health Certificate

In case of a second re-take exam in the courses of study Physics, IPSP, Mathematical Physics, Teaching Degree Programme Physics and Meteorology, you also require a public health certificate. This certificate is issued by the Health Office of the city of Leizig. On the day of your examination call the Health Office to make an appointment for a medical check-up between 8am and 3pm. Should you be sick to such a degree that you cannot leave the house, ask the Health Office for further instructions.

To issue the certificate, the Medical Health Officer will require the following documents:

  • Certificate of incapacity for work or similar from your medical doctor (general practitioner) or medical specialist including the diagnosis
  • ID card stating your address in Leipzig or residence certificate

The Public Health Office currently charges a fee of 30 euros, please have the exact amount ready in cash or, even better, pay by debit card.

Please also note the events of our faculty and subscribe to the relevant calendar if you are interested. Renowned scientists regularly present their results on exciting areas of current research in the colloquia.