Academic advising

Portfolio/Student counselling

The HGB offers the possibility to get advice about your portfolio from members of the teaching staff and to get information about study opportunities.

Registration time: August 15th to October 15th

Please mail us your preferred degree course, personal address and telephone number to this address: konsultation@hgb-leipzig.de 

Appointments will be arranged until the middle of November.

Another opportunity for portfolio counselling is the "Tag der offenen Tür", usually on the second Thursday in January.

Tuition fees

First-time and Meister students are not charged any tuition fees. Those who already have a master’s degree, Magister, Diploma, Staatsexamen or equivalent degrees are charged tuition fees of EUR 400 per semester. Those with a bachelor’s degree embarking on their second degree course are not charged any tuition fees. Students taking longer than 14 semesters to complete their degree course are charged long-term study tuition fees (this only applies to students who matriculated after the winter semester 2012/13).

Semester fees

Every semester, students need to pay a fee to the student services Studentenwerk Leipzig (currently EUR 235,00 per semester) and to the students council (EUR 5.00 per semester).

A selection of services provided by the Studentenwerk Leipzig:

  • MDV semester ticket for local and regional public transport
  • Meals at refectories and cafeterias
  • Student housing
  • Educational grants in accordance with the BAföG (German Federal Law on Support in Education)
  • Consultation and mediator services (advice on degree financing, social counselling, psychological consultation, legal advice)
  • Student loan office
  • Employment service
  • Service package for international students


Tuition fees for the MA Cultures of the Curatorial

The HGB currently charges 550 euros tuition per semester for the program. Students should expect to have additional expenses for travel to and from Leipzig and for accommodations and board in Leipzig. They are also required to contribute to the costs of the excursions.

Studying and living in Leipzig

The fact that the city of Leipzig offers genuine (and affordable) quality of life for students is no longer a secret. In addition to the great infrastructure and lavish layout of the city, Leipzig has an internationally unparalleled range of cultural attractions.

Student halls and dorms

The Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig does not maintain its own halls of residence or flats. The student services Studentenwerk Leipzig maintain shared accommodation and flats in 42 student residences. For more information, please visit www.studentenwerk-leipzig.de/wohnen

Psychosocial counselling services offered by the Studentenwerk Leipzig
The Studentenwerk Leipzig also offers free psychological counselling services for students in Leipzig. You can find more detailed information on the Studentenwerk's website. The Studentenwerk Leipzig also offers group programmes for psychosocial counselling.

For international students at the HGB, there is a special social counselling service that answers questions ranging from orientation at the place of study to the topics of residence and financing.
Counselling services of the Studentenwerk Leipzig for international students

The Studentenwerk Leipzig offers special services and information to make it easier for foreign students to settle, such as the Social Counselling Service. In addition tutors plan numerous activities for foreign students to promote integration, such as the buddy program, welcome week, student hall running dinner, tableware exchange, international café and many more…


Public administration customer service 115

Students with questions on how to

  • Register a flat
  • Re-register a car
  • Get a residents’ parking permit
  • Apply for housing benefit
  • Get a grant (BAföG)

please call +49 (0)341 115.
Further information: www.115.de

Sports programs

Sports programs at the University Leipzig are open to students enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.

Contact: Jean Drache, sports commissioner of the HGB
M drache@hgb-leipzig.de