Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Student experience

Lancaster University is diverse, varied, international, exciting and vibrant; you couldn’t ask for a better student journey. When this is combined with a thriving and active city in mainland Europe, it makes for a life-changing experience. 


The choice of art and culture on offer in Leipzig is broad. The opera, theatre and Gewandhaus concert hall hold events that attract people from all over Germany. Leipzig also has several independent art house cinemas and alternative theatre. There is even a movie theatre that offers movies in their original language.

As a Lancaster University Leipzig student, you will also have access to events and trips organised by the student support team. This is a great opportunity to explore your new home and meet new friends. 

Sport facilities

In Leipzig, there are about 242 gyms and sports halls. The majority are managed by the city and so accessible to all for a fee. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet with friends and play sport, as well as join a sports club or society.

Leipzig has an abundance of green space and parks spread throughout the city, where many come to play sports with their friends. There are basketball, table tennis and football opportunities in almost all parks. 

Leipzig also has many opportunities for doing water sports. If you are interested in sailing, diving, windsurfing or rowing then visit one of Leipzig's lakes.

The student support team at Lancaster University Leipzig can support you with information on opportunities to get involved with sports in the city.