Everything is confusing? Do you need help and orientation? Don't worry! Here we show you where to find answers to your questions about studying.

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Power lines in Old Delhi, India, 2013, Photo: Ira Sarma
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Lotus Flower, Photo: Katrin Querl

The current course catalog is planned during the semester break and published on AlmaWeb before the start of module enrollment. Additional offers outside the regular module offer can only be found here and not in the AlmaWeb.

During module enrollment, you register for our courses. The prerequisite for this is enrollment at Leipzig University.

Module enrollment takes place online. Information on dates, deadlines, procedures and advice is provided by the Study Office of the Faculty GKR.

At the beginning of each winter semester, information events for first-year students are held at our institute. There you can find out which modules you should take and which languages from our range of courses you can combine sensibly.

Each course (module) concludes with an examination (written exam, term paper or lecture). The registration for the module is at the same time a registration for the module examination. The required examinations can be found in the study documents of the respective degree program.

B.A. Indology, Tibetology and Mongolistian Studies

M.A. Indology, Tibetology und Mongolistian Studies

Here is the list of exam coordinators for the winter semester 2023/24.

  • You do not want to continue taking a course (module)?
  • You are ill on the examination date?
  • You are prevented from taking the examination?
  • You did not attend the first examination date?

You can find out what to do in an overview of examination management provided by the Faculty's Office of Student Affairs.

In any case, please also inform the respective instructor who is responsible for the module.

You need the approval of the examination board for an application? The Regional Studies Examination Board of the Faculty of History, Arts and Regional Studies is responsible for our institute.

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Benjamin Banik

Examination Management

Studienbüro/Fakultät für GKR
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 5.006
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 37053
Fax: +49 341 97 - 37348

Student Advisory Service

Do you have questions about your studies? Often the study advisors can help you. Depending on where your focus lies in our study program, there are different contact persons at our institute. In addition, the study office of our faculty also offers advice. If you don't know who to contact with your question, ask at the secretary's office.

 Cornelia Meinig

Cornelia Meinig

Foreign Language Secretary

Schillerstraße 6, Room S 119
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 37120

You have completed studies at another faculty or another university in Germany or abroad and would like to have them recognized? Your advisor is responsible for this. If possible, you should seek advice before taking this course. If you want to transfer to our program, you should also check which credits you have already earned in your previous subject can be credited to you in our subject.

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Leipzig University also offers teaching in digital format via the MOODLE learning platform. For more information on the implementation in the courses, please contact our teaching staff.

Further Information

In some modules, a term paper is required as an examination, and an internship report is required at the end of the internship. For these papers, as for the Bachelor's thesis and the Master's thesis, general rules for the preparation of scientific papers apply.

The most important basic rule is that scientific papers are written independently and that references to other sources (verbatim or in spirit) must be marked. This is assured in the case of papers for the acquisition of an academic degree with an affidavit, which is placed at the end of the paper.

Further Information

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Benjamin Banik

Examination Management

Studienbüro/Fakultät für GKR
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 5.006
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 37053
Fax: +49 341 97 - 37348

The internship is a mandatory module in the Bachelor's and Master's degree program. You should choose the internship place yourself according to your interests and focus in your studies.  This can be a language course or working for institutions or NGOs at home or abroad. Advice and help in this regard is provided by the teaching staff and this website. Current offers from other institutions are published here and posted at the institute.

Please always clarify before starting an internship at the institute who will supervise your internship. The supervising teacher decides whether your project is suitable as an internship. This person will also evaluate your final internship report. Please register for the internship module in AlmaWeb so that the grade can be posted there later.

Since 2011 there has been a cooperation agreement between the Institute of South and Central Asian Studies and the Institute of Religious Studies. On this basis, students of our program can attend courses of the Institute of Religious Studies, even if they are not open for electives.

Learn more on the content of the cooperation agreement here.

The Central German University Network between the Universities of Halle/Wittenberg, Jena and Leipzig is the basis for the cooperation with the South Asia seminar and the seminar for Indology of the Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg. This concerns especially the participation in courses and the mutual recognition of achievements made at the cooperating institutions.

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Platform of Nag-chu, Tibet with stopping Tibet railroad at 4500m, 2006 Photographer: FX Erhard

Study stays at a European university as well as internships are generally possible within the framework of the Erasmus+ program and can also be realized through the cooperation agreements of other institutes of Leipzig University, provided that there are remaining places in the contingent for outgoing students.

Leipzig University has been a member of the Arqus European University Alliance since 2020. This enables study visits to the following universities: Granada (Spain), Bergen (Norway), Graz (Austria), Lyon (France), Padua (Italy), and Vilnius (Lithuania). Within the university alliance Arqus, there is a university-wide Erasmus agreement through which students, doctoral candidates, but also faculty and staff can spend time abroad. The Erasmus+ program provides financial support with the known scholarship amounts and the tuition waiver of the partner university.

Within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) with the University of Zurich, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, there is an exchange agreement for students in the B. A. and M. A. Indology.

Cooperation between Mongolian State University - and Leipzig University (University agreement)
Contact person:
Prof. Dr. Jantsan Bat-Ireedui
National University of Mongolia
P.O. Box 269
Phone/Fax: +976-11-312029

ERASMUS (Bilateral Agreement for the Exchange of Students and Lecturers) in the field of Tibetology and Mongolian Studies between Leipzig University and Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland)

Agreement on scientific cooperation (student exchange, lecturer exchange, joint research activities and conferences, exchange of research results) between Leipzig University, Faculty of History, Art and Oriental Studies (now: History, Art and Area Studies), and Kathmandu University (Nepal).

Which profession suits me and my degree? What does a good job application look like? How can I prepare myself optimally for job interviews? These and many other questions are the topics of our events.

It is worth taking a look at the current program offerings of the Career Service!

Do you work, look after your children or care for relatives and want to study on the side? Studying part-time allows you to manage your time more freely than a full-time study program and can therefore be a sensible alternative.

Are you interested in several degree programs and would like to complete two degrees at the same time? Within the framework of a so-called double degree program, you can take several degree programs at our university.



Do you have doubts about your chosen course of study? Are there problems you don't know how to solve? Seek help! Basically, our study advisors are the ones you should ask first. The study office of our faculty and the Leipzig University also offer a variety of possibilities for advice and assistance.

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Academic advising at the institute

Study advising in the study office of the faculty GKR

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The Student Representative Committee for African and Oriental Studies (FaRAO) is the student representation for our department. It helps with problems and questions concerning the study and participates in the design of the study program. It informs about current university-political events at the university and the faculty and about interesting events. In addition, it organizes and supports student events financially or ideally. Does that sound exciting? Then you can also get involved in the student representative committee yourself.

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