The University of Hannover is mainly based in the Welfen Castle, located near the famous royal gardens of Herrenhausen. While only 64 pupils first attended the original Vocational School, founded in 1831, today, around 30,000 students are enrolled in its more than 90 study programs, 4,000 of these international students. Over 4,000 academics and scientists work at the university in nine faculties with over 160 departments and institutes.
This diversity of academic and scientific disciplines combined with high-quality research and excellent study conditions make Leibniz University an attractive study destination. With facilities like the "TIB", the largest technical information library in Germany, the service center, the student association, and research centers such as the laser lab, the center for water-waves experiments, the production engineering center, a computer center, a sports center and a language center, Leibniz University is prepared to give its students the best study experience possible.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).