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.

Online Orientationweek | 12.03. and 25. - 28.03.2024

  • 12.03.2024 | Tuesday
    •  2 - 3:30pm - Pre-Arrival:  Enrollment (team admission) und Health Insurance (AOK)
  • 25.03.2024 | Monday
    •  2 - 3:30pm - First Steps in Germany
    •  4 - 5pm - Foreigners Office City of Hannover 
  • 26.03.2024 | Tuesday
    • 2 - 3:30pm - First Steps at University
    • 4 - 5pm - ZQS Lernwerkstatt:  Study hacks for international Students 
  • 27.03.2024 | Wednesday
    • 2 - 3:30pm - Well informed for your studies & Online Services 
    • 4 - 5pm - Introduction TIB library: Literature research
  • 28.03.2024 | Thursday
    • 2 - 3:30pm - Campus life, commitment and leisure, tips from students for students
    • 4 - 5pm - ZQS/Career Service & Psychological Counselling for students
You can register for the online events here.

Program Orientation Days | 02.–07.04.2024

  • 02.04.2024 | 3pm – Campus tour and Welcome BBQ

    We will introduce you to the main campus facilities, so you'll feel ready and confident for the upcoming semester. Afterwards, we are inviting you to our beloved international BBQ.

    When: Tuesday 02.04.2024, 3 pm
    Where: Meeting point is at the main entrance of the International Office.
    Registration: For all events down below


  • 03.04.2024 | 2pm – City rallye through Hanover

    Discover the charm of Hannover through the eyes of LUH students! Join us as they guide you through their favorite city gems. Let's explore together!

    When: 03.04.2024, 2pm
    Duration of the tour: max. 2 - 2,5 hours
    Meeting point: In front of the main entrance of the international office.
    Registration: For all events down below.

  • 04.04.2024 | 2 - 5pm – Introduction TIB

    In this introduction to the library structure (TIB), you will get information and tips for use, online registration, workstations and searching for books. You will be split into groups. 

    When: 04.04.2024, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm
    Where: Meeting point is in front of the main entrance of the international office.
    Duration: About an hour.
    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 (2pm, 3pm or 4pm). 

  • 05.04.2024 | 4 - 7pm – Intercultural Training (English)

    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.

    When: 05.04.2024,  4 - 7 pm 
    Where: International Office 
    Registration via mail: international-events@zuv-uni-hannover.de 

  • 06.04.2024| 10am - 1pm - Intercultural training (German)

    Das Leben in Deutschland ist noch ganz neu und du möchtest lernen, was du selbst tun kannst, um in einer neuen Kultur besser zurechtzukommen? Dann komm zu unserem Interkulturellen Training! Hier hilft dir eine erfahrene Trainerin, Bewusstsein und Sensibilität für kulturelle Unterschiede zu stärken. In vielen praktischen und interaktiven Übungen wird die Fähigkeit entwickelt, die Chancen interkultureller Begegnungen auf dem Campus wahrzunehmen und zu nutzen, kreativ mit Unterschieden umzugehen und so dasAnkommen und Einleben hier zu erleichtern. Darüber hinaus hast du die Möglichkeit, in einem geschützten Rahmen deine persönlichen Fragen zu stellen.

    Wann: 06.04.2024, 10 - 13 Uhr 
    Ort: Hochschulbüro für Internationales
    Anmeldung per Email: international-events@zuv.uni-hannover.de 

  • 07.04.2024 | 3pm – Speedfriendship Night & Pot-Luck-Dinner

    A night of Get-to-know-each-other Games and a feast of flavors from around the world. Bring a dish from your country and let's create an international buffet! 

    When: 07.04.2024, 3 pm
    Where: In the garden of the International Office. 
    Registration: For all events down below

Here you can register for the events .
Late-Arrival-Session: 18.04.2024

Students who missed the orientation week are cordially invited to the "Late-Arrival-Session" on 18 April 2024 from 15:00 to 16:30 in the University Office for International Affairs.

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


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