Dittrichring 10 04109 Leipzig T: +49 (0) 341 33 17 56 0 E: leipzig@sae.edu Follow Leipzig campus
About the Campus

Set in a charming building in the best city-centre location, the Leipzig Campus is an ideal environment for creative students to learn their art and be inspired by their surroundings and the staff who are passionate not jsut about their area of expertise but also to bring every student to their maximum potential. 

  • In the centre of the city, right next to the world-famous St. Thomas Church, the campus is located in a charming Wilhelminian building
  • Strong network with the central German media industry
  • Over three floors, there are recording studios, film suites and numerous workstations available

About the Area

Leipzig is a happening place, often called “Little Paris” or “The New Berlin”, the city simply is what it is; casual, contrasting and, above all, unconventional.

Despite having half a million residents, the city feels familiar. Leipzig’s diversity is visible in it's outlay where you will find reconstructed office buildings adjoining alternative residential areas. From Modern shopping malls open in abandoned industrial complexes and rustic bars above Fairtrade organic shops to high-end hotels, the city can accommodate a variety of lifestyles.

The living is not only varied, but above all cheap. Whether a house-share, bedsit, a villa or a van – there is a lot of living space here. With an average rental price of 5.60 euros per square meter, the student city is high on the popularity scale, primarily with young people.
Leipzig’s creative industry is showing great potential, in 2010 around 4400 businesses in this sector generated sales of €3-4 billion. This is more than 10% of Leipzig’s total industry.

  • Rental costs – fourth place of all German university cities: on average a student in Leipzig pays €236 including charges
  • Remarkable club and festival culture
  • Strong surroundings in the creative industry

The SAE Institute Leipzig campus is in the city centre, very close to the market, the old and new city halls, and is around 8 minutes on foot from the central train station.

Leipzig’s public transport system covers the whole city, the surrounding area, and further afield.

A search of www.lvb.de will provide you with all details and information regarding ticket options and travel plans.


89 Haltestelle Thomaskirche (1 Min Fußweg zum Campus)

Straßenbahn: Linie 9 Haltestelle Thomaskirche (1 Min Fußweg zum Campus)


S3, S5 Haltestelle Markt (2 Min Fußweg zum Campus)


Leipzig offers a wide range of accomodation options for our students. The links below will help get you on your way. 

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