You have a strong interest in weather, climate change or other atmospheric phenomena? You are enthusiastic about precipitation, clouds and winds? You like physics, chemistry, numbers, statistics and complex analysis? Do you want to learn more about studying meteorology?

enlarge the image: Orientation before studying. Photo: Colourbox
Orientierung vor der Aufnahme des Studiums. Foto: Colourbox

Courses of study

The Leipzig Institute of Meteorology offers the following coures of study


Do you think about to study a master’s degree programme in Meteorology at our institute after you have successfully graduating with a bachelor's degree? Make an appointment with the Student Advisory Service or visit us at the Open Day to find out more about our master's degree programme.

The annual open day in January is an opportunity to take part in selected courses at our faculties and institutes.
We traditionally open our doors also to prospective students so that you can get a taste of your chosen degree programme and meet fellow students and lecturers.

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Every spring, prospective applicants have an opportunity to get to know Leipzig University and receive comprehensive information about studying. We cordially invite you to pay Leipzig University a visit and get a taste of campus life.

On 4 May 2024, between 10am and 3pm, there will be plenty of opportunities to find out about studying in Leipzig at our Augustusplatz campus. Take inspiration from talks about our degree programmes and ask your individual questions at our advisory sessions. Choosing the right degree programme, applying, living in Leipzig: we will accompany you on your path to university!

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Our courses of study at the University Information Day

speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacobi

time: 10:45 – 12:00 am, 04.05.2024

room: S 125 (1st floor) – Seminargebäude


  • Presentation fo our courses of study
  • Question and answer session

You have questions about our B. Sc. and M. Sc. Meteorology course, module contents, study procedures, financing your studies?

Come to our institute and meet our study advisors for individual guidance.

Answers to questions concerning your studies at the University of Leipzig and life in Leipzig can be found on the university's web pages.

Application for B. Sc. Meteorologie

Have you decided to study for a bachelor’s degree at our institute?

There are different options to get into the bachelor program. Detailed information is provided on the international webpages of our university.

Application for M. Sc. Meteorology

Have you decided to study for or master’s degree at our institute? To ensure that your application is successful, here we give you an overview you about  the aspects and stages of the application procedure.

General qualification

for the degree course is proven by a first professionally recognised degree qualification or a qualification from a state or state-recognised university of cooperative education (German "Berufsakademie”).

Subject specific requirements

  • a first professionally recognised degree qualification in natural sciences or
  • an evidence, that the applicant can achieve this qualification in the regular course of study by the start of the Master's degree course and
  • proof of knowledge for English language at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent). The language skills are intended to enable students to follow lectures and other courses in English and to be able to communicate spontaneously in English.

German University degree: general qualification for the degree course proven by a first professionally recognised degree qualification or a qualification from a state or state-recognised university of cooperative education (German "Berufsakademie”).


  • apply online via the AlmaWeb portal
  • send your application by post to our International Centre and Submit the certified copies of your application documents
  • Deadline of application 15 September (for winter semester) or 15 March (for summer semester)

Foreign University degree: general qualification for the degree course proven by a first professionally recognised degree qualification obtained abroad.


  • apply online via the uni-assist application portal.
  • Please then upload your application documents there electronically

Admission and Enrolment

  • Once you have formally applied via uni-assist, your application will be forwarded to the International Centre. It will then send an email containing login details for our AlmaWeb study portal. Once the application procedure is complete, this portal is where we will make your electronic letter of admission available if your application was successful
  • If your application was successful the International Centre will make your electronic letter of admission available on AlmaWeb.
  • fill in the declaration of acceptance. (last page of your letter of admission).
  • Return the completed declaration of acceptance as a PDF file to the email address provided within two weeks.
  • After returning the declaration of acceptance, you will receive information about paying your semester fee.
  • Please then pay this semester fee.

Your enrolment will not be complete until you have paid the semester fee, submitted any missing documents and enrolled in person during Welcome Week.

You can find further information about the application on the University's web pages.

If you do not have German citizenship, please read  the pages of the International Office at „Studying at Leipzig Universtiy“.

Beside your application via AlmaWeb or uni-assist the subject-specific admission requirements have to be evaluated by the faculty of Physics an Earth Sciences.

Please submit the following records to the dean of  the faculty by email or post:

  • Application of checking your admissions
  • Transcript of records / first professionally recognised degree qualification


  • 01 September (for winter semester) or
  • 01. March (für summer semester)


  • An examination board checks your submitted records.
  • You will then issue an acceptance or rejection letter. This serves to prove the corresponding admission requirements.
  • Add the acceptance letter to your application portal.



with German degree

with foreign degree

Student Finance

  • Before enroling, one of the most important questions to ask is how you will fund your studies. There are various possibilities, from BAföG and student jobs to a wide range of scholarships. But what exactly is BAföG and who is entitled to it? Which scholarships are there and what are the criteria? And where can you find a good student job?
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  • It is also possible to work at the Institute of Meteorology as a student or research assistant for a professorship or in a project.

Further Information

  • Studien ABC (only German)
    We explain the most important terms relating to studying in our study ABC.
  • Studienstartportal (only German)
    Our study start website offers you comprehensive information for a successful start to your studies.
  • Seminars and WOkrshopS for Prospective Studdents (only German)
    In workshops, on information days and with our study ambassadors, you will gain insights into a wide range of areas and topics.

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