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 | 02.–10.10.2023

  • 02.10.2023 | 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)]
    • Registration for all events down below
    • You need to register to get the access link
  • 03.10.2023 | Excursion Schloss Bückeburg (Castle)

    We would like to go on a trip with you to the royal Schloss Bückeburg (castle). When we arrive at the castle we will join a guided tour, dive into the history of the royal castle and stroll through the gardens. We will go there in two groups. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

    When: Tuesday 03.10.2023, 9:00 am (group 1) respectively 12:00 pm (group 2)

    Where: The exact meeting point will be announced in the reminder email.

    Attention: Please bring exactly 13,00 Euro in cash for the ticket to the castle.

    Registration: Please send an e-mail to international-events@zuv.uni-hannover.de with the following information: Which group do you want to join // First- and Lastname // E-mail-Address // Nationality.

  • 04.10.2023 | 10 am Welcome Reception (only for exchange students)

    The Welcome Reception is an introduction session for exchange students (students who only stay in Hanover for one/two semesters). You will receive all information via email. 

  • 04.10.2023 | 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 takes place on site
    • Meeting point is at 4 pm at the International Office
    • Registration for all events down below
  • 04.10.2023 | 6pm – Welcome BBQ
    • For all new international students and study buddies.
    • We will offer sausages and veggie options.
    • In addition, various student clubs will introduce themselves.
    • Registration for all events down below.
  • 05.10.2023 | 11 am, 12 & 2 pm – Introduction TIB

    Where: Meeting point is infront of the office

    Wann: 11 am, 12 or 2 pm. Meeting time is 15 minutes before the starting time of the event

    How long: About an hour 

    What: In this introduction to the library structure (TIB), you will get information and tips for use, online registration, workstations and searching for books. 

    Registration: You can find the registration for all events down below. One week before the event you will get the possibility to choose between the three time slots. 

  • 05.10.2023 | from 3pm – Citytour through Hanover
    • Get to know the most beautiful sights of Hannover!
    • LUH students show you their favourite spots in the city
    • Duration of the tour: max. 2 - 2,5 hours
    • You will start at the International office 
    • Registration for all events down below
  • 05.10.2023 | 9 pm – Welcome Party

    Information are coming up soon. 

  • 06.10.2023 | 10am–1pm // 2 pm - 5 pm – 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.

    Time: 10am - 1 pm or 2pm - 5 pm
    Location: International Office 
    Registration: international-events@zuv.uni-hannover.de (until 04.10.2023, places are limited) 
    Required information: First name / Last name / Mail address / Nationality / Degree programme / German or English version

    Information are coming up soon.

  • 07.10.2023 | 3 pm – Speedfriendship Night & Pot-Luck-Dinner (FULLY BOOKED)
    • We will play Get-to-know-each-other-Games. 
    • Pot-Luck-Dinner: Everyone brings a dish from their country. 
    • With your help we will create an international buffet.
    • Meeting point: In the garden of the International Office. 
    • Registration for all events down below
  • 10.10.2023 | Group appointment for registration with the city
    • Group appointment
    • For registration with the city
    • Link for the appointment will be announced at the Official Welcome Event 
    • Deadline 05.10.2023
    • Registration for the group appointment is mandatory 
Here you can register for the events .
Late-Arrival-Session: 16.11.2023

Students who missed the orientation week are cordially invited to the "Late-Arrival-Session" on 16.11.2023 from 14.00 to 15.30 at the International Office.

Central contents of the welcome events as well as first steps at the university and in Hanover will be discussed. There will also be plenty of time for open questions. Please register by 14.11.2023 at incoming-student@uni-hannover.de.


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