Welcome and Orientation Days

for all new international Students

The International Office (IO) organizes orientation days for all new international students (Bachelor, Master and exchange students) before the start of the lecture period. Here you will find important information about a successful start to your studies and the opportunity to ask questions and get to know other students.

Program Orientation Days | 03.–16.04.2023

  • 03.04.2023 | 10am–2pm – Official Welcome Event
    • Greeting by Prof. Dr. Christina von Haaren (Vice President for International Affairs)
    • Presentation of Leibniz University Hannover
    • Presentation of the International Office
    • Important information about the start of your studies
    • Presentation of university facilities
      [Library (TIB), University sports, Leibniz Language Centre (LLC), Key competences (ZQS)]

    The event will take place online via BigBlueButton (The University's web conferencing system). The access link will be sent one day before the event.

    Registration for the Welcome Event

  • 03.04.2023 | 3.00 pm – Study Hacks for International Students
    • Learning strategies
    • Exam preparation
    • Time and self-management

    This event will be held in English. 

    The event will take place in the same BigBlueButton room as the welcome event.
    Information event by ZQS/Lernwerkstatt, Nathalie Afghani-Small

    • Learning strategies
    • Exam preparation
    • Time and self management

    This event will be held in English. 

    Information event of the ZQS/Lernwerkstatt, Sabine Müller

  • 04.04.2023 | 4pm – Campus Tour
    • Guided tours in small groups
    • German and English speaking groups
    • Duration approx. 60 - 90 minutes
    • Getting to know the most important university buildings
    • Exchange with other international students 

    The event will take place on site. Meeting point is at 4p.m. at the International Office (Welfengarten 1A). Registration is absolutely necessary.

    Anmeldung Campusführung / Registration Campus Tour
  • 04.04.2023 | 6pm – Welcome BBQ
    • For all new international students and study buddies.
    • In addition, various student clubs will introduce themselves
    • For a better planing, please register and let us know, if you prefer a vegetarian option 

    Registration Welcome BBQ

  • 06.04.2023 | from 2pm – Cityrally through Hanover
    • Get to know the most beautiful sights of Hannover!
    • Groups are drawn by lot after registration (five people per group)
    • Duration of the rally: about 3 hours, about 5 km walking distance
    • The rally starts at the International Office and ends there.

    Anmeldung Stadtrallye / Registration City Rally
    Persönliche Angaben/Personal Details
    *) Pflichtfelder, bitte unbedingt ausfüllen! / Mandatory items, please fill in.
    Startzeit / start time (please time)
  • 08.04.2023 | 3 pm – Social Get-Together

    In a relaxed atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to talk to other students, ask questions and make your first contacts. We look forward to getting to know you!

    Meeting place: Garden of the International Office (Welfengarten 1A) 

    Please register here. Start of the registration: 01.04.2023

  • 12.04.2023 | 9 pm – Welcome Party

    Do you feel like dancing the night away and meeting new people? Then come to our Welcome Party for all local and international students! At "Bei Chéz Heinz", one of the most famous party locations in Hanover, the doors will open at 9 pm. There will be a cloakroom for your jackets and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase.
    Let's start the new semester together!

    When? 12.04.2023, starting at 9 pm 
    Where? Béi Chéz Heinz (Liepmannstraße 7B) 
    Entrance? 3 euros

  • 14.04.2023 | 6 pm – Speedfriendship Night

    We will play various games to help you get to know each other better. This event is a great way to get to know other students in similar situations in a guided setting.

    Meeting place: Garden of the International Office (Welfengarten 1A)

    Please register here. Start of the registration: 01.04.2023.

  • 15. + 16.04.2023 | 10am–5pm – Intercultural Training

    Life in Germany is still quite new to you and you would like to learn what you can do on your own to get along better in a new culture? Then come to our Intercultural Training! Here, an experienced trainer will help you to strengthen your awareness and sensitivity for cultural differences. In many practical and interactive exercises, you can develop your skills to perceive and use the opportunities of intercultural encounters on campus, deal creatively with differences and thus facilitate your arrival and settling in here. In addition, you will have the opportunity to ask your personal questions in a safe environment.

    Date: 15.04 (German) // 16.04 (English) 
    Time: 10-17 h
    Location: International Office 
    Registration: international-events@zuv.uni-hannover.de (until 11.04.2023) 
    Required information: First name / Last name / Mail address / Nationality / Degree programme / German or English version


Julia Harmeling
Administrative/Technical Staff
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover