Leibniz University Hannover was designated by the European Commission as a "European University" in July 2023 and is a member of the "TU9 - Universities of Technology", a group of the nine top technical universities in Germany.

ACADEMICS

The university is recognized for its strengths in engineering and science, architecture and landscape science, business and economics, law, social sciences, humanities, and education.

HOUSING AND MEALS

Students will be issued a combined monthly housing and meal stipend by the university.

Residence Halls: Students will live in residence halls run by the Studentenwerk Hannover.  Accommodations are in single rooms. The Studentenwerk Hannover is a partner organization of the university and manages student affairs services such as housing, cafeterias and counseling. 

Meals: Several university cafeterias with reasonable prices are available on campus. Additionally, the residence halls have shared cooking facilities.

SCHOLARSHIP

This program qualifies for the ISEP French and German Language Annette Kade Fund Scholarship. The scholarship awards $500 - $1,500 USD to students who are from a U.S. institution and studying French or German language in Austria, France, Germany, Reunion Island, or Switzerland. Learn more here!

 

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Course Description

The Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) offers a broad range of courses in English, including architecture and landscape science, urban planning, English language and literature, teaching English as a second language, business, finance, marketing, economics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optics, geoinformatics, and law. 

Note: Advanced undergraduate students can usually enroll in both undergraduate and graduate courses (with instructor permission and provided they have the prerequisite knowledge) Thus, it is advisable to also look at the list of master's subject areas taught in English as one will find more courses there. 

It is recommended that students take most of their courses from one faculty. At minimum, students must take 50% of their classes from the same department. 

Students can check the list of courses currently offered in English as a reference for those that will be offered next year.

Use the following links to find information on Leibniz University's Academic Programs:

Study Guide: A list of all degree programs offered

Course Overview: A list of all courses offered for a specific term

Courses taught in English: A list of all courses taught in English for the current and prior year.

Semester Names - Please note the following semester names when looking for courses at LUH:

ISEP Spring Semester = LUH Sommersemester (SoSe) (Start of April - End July/start of August)

ISEP Winter Semester = LUH Wintersemester (WiSe) (Start of October - end of February/start of March)

Website for Course Availability

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

This diversity of academic and scientific programs combined with high-quality research and its central location in a vibrant city in the heart of Germany, make the Leibniz Universität Hannover (University...

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Business:

    Business Management Business Statistics Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Education

    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Land Use Planning

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Optics

  • Social Sciences:

    Cartography/GIS Political Science and Government

  • Sports Studies

    Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

For students who want to take classes in German, B1 (intermediate) is the minimum level but B2 is recommended. Students can demonstrate Geman Language Proficiency through cmpleted German courses, a certificate from Goethe Institute or another language school or a statement by an Instructor of German at their home university. 

Upon placement at Leibniz University, students will be asked to submit an online application form and complete a Learning Agreement. In the Learning Agreement students submit a course request list (with courses from the man subject they want to study (e.g. business, mechanical engineering, English literature, etc), The application then goes to the respective faculty coordinator at Leibniz University who reviews it to make sure the student has the appropriate academic background to take classes in that subject. 

That first course list in the Learning Agreement is tentative, final registration takes place at orientation. At that time, students can also add courses from other areas, with instructor permission.

Undergraduate
(in German)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Area Studies

    Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign)

  • Biology

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Business Statistics Economics Finance Insurance Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Informatics

  • Education

    Special Education

  • Engineering:

    Civil Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    German Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

    European History

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Land Use Planning

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Christian Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Cartography/GIS Geography Political Science and Government

  • Sports Studies

    Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

For students who want to take classes in German, B1 (intermediate) is the minimum level but B2 is recommended. Students can demonstrate Geman Language Proficiency through cmpleted German courses, a certificate from Goethe Institute or another language school or a statement by an Instructor of German at their home university. 

Upon placement at Leibniz University, students will be asked to submit an online application form and complete a Learning Agreement. In the Learning Agreement students submit a course request list (with courses from the man subject they want to study (e.g. business, mechanical engineering, English literature, etc), The application then goes to the respective faculty coordinator at Leibniz University who reviews it to make sure the student has the appropriate academic background to take classes in that subject. 

That first course list in the Learning Agreement is tentative, final registration takes place at orientation. At that time, students can also add courses from other areas, with instructor permission.

Graduate
(in German)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Biology

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Business

    Business Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Informatics

  • Education

    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Nanotechnology Robotics, and Automation Engineering Water Resources Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    German Language and Literature

  • History

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Land Use Planning

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Optics Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Cartography/GIS Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

For students who want to take classes in German, B1 (intermediate) is the minimum level but B2 is recommended. Students can demonstrate Geman Language Proficiency through cmpleted German courses, a certificate from Goethe Institute or another language school or a statement by an Instructor of German at their home university. 

Upon placement at Leibniz University, students will be asked to submit an online application form and complete a Learning Agreement. In the Learning Agreement students submit a course request list (with courses from the man subject they want to study (e.g. business, mechanical engineering, English literature, etc), The application then goes to the respective faculty coordinator at Leibniz University who reviews it to make sure the student has the appropriate academic background to take classes in that subject. 

That first course list in the Learning Agreement is tentative, final registration takes place at orientation. At that time, students can also add courses from other areas, with instructor permission.

Other Academic Conditions

It is preferred that ISEP undergraduate students have at least junior year standing (i.e. be in the 3rd year of their bachelor's degree).

Initial application and learning agreement: When you complete your application form and initial learning agreement (list of planned courses) for Leibniz University Hannover, it is important to list courses from ONE field of study. That is because at LUH, like most German universities, you are affiliated with a faculty and your application will be sent to that faculty for review.

Classes from different areas: After you arrive, you can amend your learning agreement and with permission of other faculties, enroll in their courses as well. In any case, at least 50% of your courses must be in your primary field of study.

Classes taught in English: Students can enroll in all English taught classes, all German taught classes or a mix of English and German classes. Also, it is usually possible to enroll in a class taught in German but write the final paper in English (for students who want improve their German but aren't ready yet to write a paper in German).

Master's courses: Advanced undergraduate students can usually enroll in graduate courses, with instructor permission. This significantly increases the number of courses in English available to incoming exchange students.

Early departure: If a student needs to return home before the semester ends (e.g. because the next semester at his/her home university will start  soon), it can sometimes be arranged to complete the courses from abroad. This depends on the type of class and the instructor. If the courses is graded by a term paper that is submitted online, then it usually can be possible. If the courses is graded by an exam and/or presentation, that would be difficult.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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