International Doctoral Candidates in Hannover

This website provides information for international doctoral candidates during the different phase of their stay at LUH and in Hannover. General information on doctoral studies at Leibniz University Hannover, such as finding a supervisor or further details on the enrolment process can be find here.


BEFORE THE STAY

  • Funding

    Funding Provided by the Graduate Academy

    The Graduate Academy awards grants to doctoral candidates at Leibniz University Hannover to support them at an early stage of their doctoral studies (Exposé Scholarship). The maximum funding period is 6 months.  

     

    DAAD Grant

    The Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards scholarships to international doctoral candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Germany. Grants are initially awarded for one year. An extension may be requested every year, however, the maximum funding period is 4 years.

    Generally, doctoral candidates must submit their application from their home country. Doctoral candidates who have already stayed in Germany longer than 15 months are not eligible to apply.

     

     

    Doctoral Grants and Other Funding Opportunities

    Many foundations award grants to German and international doctoral candidates. Among other criteria, the personality of the doctoral candidate is a decisive factor in the selection process. Award criteria may vary depending on the organisation that awards the grant.


DURING THE STAY

  • Admission and enrolment

    Formal admission to doctoral studies comprises two steps:

    • 1. doctoral candidates must be accepted by the faculty.
    • 2. doctoral candidates may enrol via the Admissions Office.
  • Enrolment for visiting doctoral candidates

    If you will be staying longer than a semester

    Doctoral candidates who will be staying in Hannover for one or two semesters may enrol as visiting doctoral candidates.

    In order to enrol, please complete the following steps:

    • confirmation signed by the dean's office as a visiting doctoral candidate at your faculty.
    • After receiving the PDF of the online form, print it out and hand it in together with the other listed documents to the Admission Office in the ServiceCenter.

     

    If you will be staying less than a semester

    visitor’s pass can be obtained from the International Office, which can be used to:

    •     proof that you are a member of Leibniz University Hannover
    •     benefit from staff discounts at the cafeteria
    •     access the library
    •     book courses at University Sports Centre

AT THE END OF THE STAY

  • Completion grants

    Funding Provided by the Graduate Academy

    The Graduate Academy awards grants to doctoral candidates at Leibniz University Hannover to support them in the final stages of completing their doctoral thesis (Completion Grant). The maximum funding period is 6 months.  

      

    Funding Provided by the International Office

    International doctoral candidates who are in the final stages of their doctoral thesis at Leibniz Universität can apply for a final grant. Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic qualification and social needs (award guidelines). The funding from DAAD grants lasts between 4 and 6 months.

CONTACT

Dr. Solenne Schwanemann
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
033
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
033