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Estd 1831Established Year

Leibniz University of Hannover Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Leibniz University also known as University of Hannover is a public university located in Hannover, Germany.The institution is the oldest science and technology institution in Germany. The prestigious university was established in the year 1831 is a member of TU9 which is an association of 9 leading Institutes of science and technology in Germany.

The university is known for its largest science and technology library in the world. The current enrollment of the university is over 26000 students and 2000 academics and scientists working at the University in 17 faculties and 160 departments and institutes.

  • The university is accepting applications for summer and winter semesters.
  • The applicants applying for undergraduate courses are supposed to apply only via Uni assist and not through online application portal.
  • Non EU applicants are supposed to show proficiency in English and German language.
  • The applicants are supposed to pay the processing fee of 75 Euros along with application form.
  • The applicants are supposed to upload the required documents and are supposed to post the signed application form at the University’s official mail address.
  • Applicants are supposed to track their applications at the uni-assist portal and must complete their visa process in time.


Application PortalUndergraduate: Uni-Assist
Postgraduate: University’s online application portal
Application Fee (non refundable)Undergraduate: 75 Euros
Postgraduate: None
Payment MethodOnline
Academic CalendarSemester wise
Intake SessionsSummer and Winter
Language Proficiency RequiredGerman and Enlish

Leibniz University of Hannover Application Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply and submit the required documents well within these deadlines to be considered for admission.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

WinterMay 31
Summer4 Months before 1st April

The university offers only 2-3 courses in its summer semester along with preparatory foundation course.

Graduate Application Deadlines

Deadlines are unique to different courses and applications are supposed to made within a definite time frame.

The general deadlines and application period are as follows

SemesterLast Date to Apply
Winter (2020-2021)July 15
Summer 2020November 30

Leibniz University of Hannover International Admission

The application process for international students is the same for domestic applicants except for a few application requirements that are required from applicants.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the for students applying in undergraduate studies are supposed to submit all the post secondary transcripts in english or german. In addition to this, the applicants need to present a high school leaving certificate.
  • Candidates applying for Master’s programme must have a bachelor's degree in required field or its german equivalent.
  • Students applying via Uni-assist need to upload relevant documents like CV, Passport and Language certificates.
  • Some Masters degree programmes call for specific requirements, such as a letter of motivation, an expert opinion or internships

Language Proficiency Requirement for International Students

At the time of applying the students must have acquired following level of scores for admission to programs taught in German:

TestMinimum Score
TestDaf 4* TDN4C1
teleC1 HochschuleC1

In addition to this applicants who are willing to take spanish as an interdisciplinary subject must have B1in spanish and C1 in German.

Applicants applying for Master’s programme have to apply separately for programs offered in German and Programs offered in English with C1 level of score.

Visa Process for International Students

After an applicant is accepted at the university they will be issued a personal enrollment letter and hence they begin with visa formalities.

Requirements for Student Visa/Residence Permit:

  • Valid passport
  • Passport size photos
  • University entrance qualification recognized by Germany (A-Levels or equivalent)
  • Proof of previous academic performance
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Letter of admission

Leibniz University of Hannover Undergraduate Admissions

Leibniz University of Hannover offers bachelors and Staatsexamen degree at the undergraduate level. The language of instruction for undergraduate programs is German.

Where to Apply: Applicants are supposed to via the uni-assist portal only.

Application Fee: 75 euros

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following at the time of admission

  • High school leaving certificate or its equivalent. The candidates who are not having this certificate are supposed to sit for an entrance test.
  • Language Certificates
  • Copy of Passport
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Additional requirements for courses like Music, English and Spanish

Leibniz University of Hannover Graduate Admissions

There is an application portal for German-language Master's programmes and an application portal for English-language Master's programmes.The applicants are supposed to apply directly at University’s application portal and not via Uni-assist.

Where to Apply: University Application

Application Fee: None

Admission Requirements: Admission Requirement for some of the courses are provided below:

CourseAcademic Requirements
Masters in Atlantic StudiesEnglish and one further subject based foreign language (preferably French and/ or Spanish)
Computational Methods in EngineeringExcellent Programming skills
German and English LinguisticsA certified copy of prior academic qualifications or proof of completion of 150 credit points,
Two-to-three-page curriculum vitae in table form (in either German or English)
LLM Joint DegreeEnglish and one further subject based foreign language (preferably French and/ or Spanish)

Foreign transcripts should be translated in English or German before submission. There are no early application deadlines for students who are from non EU countries. In case of any query, International students can contact Student Advisory Service at

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