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International Physics Studies Programme in University of Leipzig

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Hi all, hope you are having a great day.

I am an 11th-grade high school student, not living in Europe, who would like to study physics after graduating high school. I've been searching some physics courses which I can apply and I found that Leipzig University offers physics course in English. This sounds very attractive for me since I can study in a public university in Germany with free tuition, and I used to live in Switzerland together with my parents until last year and I can go back to Europe to continue my studies.

I have been searching some more information on DAAD and Leipzig University's website. However, it still didn't answer all questions I had, and I would like to see whether you guys could answer my questions about the IPSP in Leipzig University.
Before I write my questions here, I am currently enrolled in International Baccalaureate (IB) school. When I graduate (successfully), I will be receiving IB Diploma, which is considered equally as the German Abitur.

1. The difficulty of the course? Is it hard to graduate? How many people (in percentage) manage to graduate?
2. How much does it cost for an average person to live in Leipzig alone? (per month or per year)
3. The handbook on Leipzig University's website says there are no admission capacity restrictions. Does this mean that if I have an Abitur (in my case, IB Diploma), I can join this course 100% if I submit my application?

I might come back to here if I come up with some more questions. I hope there is someone here who is actually enrolled in this course or knows something about this course.

Thank you!

  • Go to Frank (confidential)'s profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    I question the wisdom of studying in Germany without good language skills: Even if the courses are in English, there will be many issues in daily life! Eatern German cities like are also less cosmopolitan, so your social life would be limited.
    No entry restrictions means that every eligible applicant gets a place. But this is often compensated by high drop-out rates of up to 50%.
    You need to show financial reserves of €8300 per year of studies to get a student visa - and this is also the minimum you need to survive (at the poverty line).

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