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 of Hannover) an attractive study destination.
At the heart of the campus of the University of Hannover lies the impressive Welfen Castle, built for King George V of Hannover. This famous landmark houses central administrative and student services as well as a couple academic departments.
The university opened in 1831 with 64 students; today around 30,000 students are enrolled in its more than 90 academic programs, among them are 4,000 international students. Additionally, over 4,000 academics and scientists work at the university in nine faculties with over 160 departments and institutes.
Students can take advantage of facilities such as the "TIB", the largest technical information library in Germany, the student association, and research centers such as the laser lab, the center for water-wave experiments, the production engineering center, a computer center, a sports center and a language center.
Hannover has much to offer: museums, a professional soccer team, a fireworks competition and various festivals. From Hannover one can reach cities like Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg by train in less than 2 hours. For a long weekend one can plan trips to Denmark, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic.See All 7 Photos
Main CampusHannover, Germany Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in HannoverLanguage(s) spoken on campus: German, English
Leibniz University is not a campus university. What this means is that the university's buildings are dispersed throughout the whole city of Hanover. However, they tend to be clustered in one city quarter so it is all still nearby. Also, the faculties that are related to one another are usually located within the same building or at least adjacent so they are easy to find. All university buildings are typically located near a tram line.
As a result, this also means that housing is not found on university grounds but rather at different locations in the city. The "Studentenwerk", responsible for student housing, has 16 dorms with currently 2400 students living there. University housing in Germany is not limited to one year but rather for as long as you study here. As an alternative, many students live in apartments alone, or with friends to split up the rent. International students will usually be accomodated in the student dorms. You can, however, also sublet a room in an apartment (the International Office can help you arrange this).