Foreign Students Unit

What do we do?

What do we do?

Since 1990, the Foreign Students Unit (German: Referat Ausländischer Studierender, RAS) has been an autonomous unit of the StuRa of Leipzig University. Students from different countries represent the interests of all foreign students and doctoral candidates at Leipzig University – both internally and externally. The RAS collaborates with the Akademisches Auslandsamt (AAA), the Studentenwerk and the University’s Commissioners for Foreign Students. The coordinators are the point of contact for all official bodies, e.g. the Foreigners’ Authority or other authorities of the City of Leipzig.

What does the RAS do? 

  • Organisation of cultural, political and social events such as the “multikulti”-night, parties, football tournaments, children’s parties and many more 
  • Advice on legal, financial, social and academic matters as well as other problems which international students might experience 
  • Support of projects and cultural events of international clubs, and any other ideas you might have
  • Organisation of seminars, lectures, panels and campaigns; representation in university committees, member of the Federal Union of International Students (BAS)
Ala Yousef

Ala Yousef


Consulting offer

Consulting offer

Dear foreign students!

Your department for foreign Students provides you with information about:

* admission process
* scholarships
* finding a job
* insurances
* other general questions

we also provide information and support regarding problems with the foreigners authority
or contact you with an adequate law-consultancy.

As one of our main duties is to encourage students self-organisation,
we can help you finding locations, sponsoring and technical equipment
for your political, social and cultural events!

Write us an email or come to our consulting hours:

Thursdays from 14 to 16
Room NSG 003 in the Hauptcampus, Universitätstraße 1

We speak Arabic, English, French, German  and Spanish .
If you need translation to other language, please write us an email so we can contact a translator.



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