Study at Leibniz University of Hannover: Information for ISEP students

As a student of one of Leibniz University’s ISEP partner universities you can spend one semester or a complete academic year in Hanover. Please apply at your home university for the ISEP program first.

Before you put Leibniz University on your host request list, please check if your field of study is offered in Hannover and take a look at our programs (see below). Please note that applicants must have proof of German language skills if they intend to take classes in German. Otherwise the applicant should choose only classes and lectures that are offered in English.

Please take a look at the academic calendar (see below) to to find suitable classes and lectures. Furthermore, you can check the Information package for Incoming students:

After your university has nominated you as an exchange student, please undertake the following steps:


Application deadline

Please make sure all documents reach us via mail not later than April 30th of each year for the following winter semester or November 30th for the following summer semester.

Step 1: Online Application

Please fill in our Online Application. After completing your data, an overview will be displayed where you can check the submitted information and make corrections if necessary. Only boxes with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. After submitting your data, a PDF-document of your application form will be generated. Please print this document.

  • In section “preferred stay” you will be asked to specify your Exchange Program. Unfortunately, you will not find your home institution due to technical issues. Please select any University, print the application and fill in your home institution by hand.
  • The date of arrival is not fixed, it can be changed later.
  • For your stay (duration), fill in the following dates:
    • Sommersemester (summer term): 01.04. – 31.07 or 31.08. for US students (April 1st until July or August 31st);
    • Wintersemester (winter term): 01.10. – 28.02. (October 10th until February 28th).

Your online application must be signed and stamped by your home institution’s exchange coordinator. Scan the online application for electronic submission, convert the document into a PDF file and send it to us.

Step 2: Learning Agreement

Please select classes and lectures of one subject only. This subject needs to be related to your study program. Do not mix classes and lectures from different faculties (e.g. German Literature and business administration). Please check our online academic calendar for classes and lectures that you can attend.

Learning Agreement

The learning agreement is not equivalent to your ISEP course request list!

Step 3 : Language Skills

Please check in advance which language is required for your courses. Please note that we only accept applications with proof of sufficient language skills (intermediate German knowledge/ B2 according to CEFR and/or in some fields of study English). Please be aware that most classes and lectures are taught in German.

Even if you attend English Courses only, please indicate your English language skills. If English is your mother tongue, please submit your university entrance diploma.

Step 4: Submit your documents

Please convert your documents into a pdf file.

Submit your documents via e-mail to: and

Feel free to download a checklist for the application of incoming ISEP students:
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