First steps at the university

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Welcome to the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover! To make your start easier, we have listed the most important information for your first semester. Starting your studies is exciting because everything is new. You ask yourself "What do I have to keep in mind?" and "How is studying going to be?" The answers can be found on these websites:


  • When can I get my matriculation certificate and the LeibnizCard?
    Hinweis zur Immatrikulationsbescheinigung und zum Semesterticket

    From mid-September (winter semester) or mid-March (summer semester) the LeibnizCard will be sent to you (depending on the enrollment date), which includes the semester ticket. You can then print out your matriculation certificate via our online portal. You will also receive your personal LUH ID and initial password in order to register for the university's online services. Therefore, keep these documents well. For more information about the online services, see Tip 9 of the Study Checklist.

    The semester ticket is valid by the 01.10. (for the winter semester) or by 01.04. (for the summer semester) valid. Further information and a route map can be found on the AStA website (German language only).

    If you have any questions about enrollment, please contact the service hotline at +49 511 762-2020 or e-mail

    Our service hotline is usually available from:
    Monday to Thursday: 9.00-17.00
    Friday and before public holidays: 9.00-15.00

Do you have any other questions about studying at Leibniz Universität Hannover?

Our service hotline will be pleased to assist!

If you have any questions related to your studies, feel free to visit our ServiceCenter or call our service hotline (+49 511 762 2020). Alternatively, email us at