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. In the winter semester of 2022, the information events will be offered online. Campus tours, a city rally and an intercultural workshop will be offered on site. 

'START SMART' AT UNIVERSITY | 06.–27.09.2022


  • 28.09.2022 | 6.00–7.30 pm – Student Life in Hannover

    Would you like to get an overview of Germany, the city Hannover and the University itself?
    Are you interested in history, would you like to get to know a few excursion spots or talk to a local student about their experiences?

    In this case, "Welcome to Germany" is the right event for you. This event will take place online and there will be active parts to share your experiences.

    You don’t need to register for this event. You can simply use this link at the time the event is set for:
    Feel free to log in 5-10 minutes early and join in with your camera and microphone.


  • 04.10.2022 | 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). Registration is required (see below). The access link will be sent one day before the event.

    Registration for the Welcome Event

  • 04.10.2022 | 3.30–5.00pm – Study Hacks for International Students
    • Learning strategies
    • Exam preparation
    • Time and self management

    This event will be held in English. 

    Information event of the ZQS/Lernwerkstatt, Sabine Müller

  • 05.10.2022 | 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 10 a.m. at the University Office for International Affairs (Welfengarten 1A). Registration is absolutely necessary.

    Anmeldung Campusführung / Registration Campus Tour
  • 05.10.2022 | 6pm – Welcome BBQ
    • For all new international students and study buddies
    • There will be a barbecue
    • In addition, various student clubs will introduce themselves
  • 06.10.2022 | 10am–4pm – Intercultural Training
    • Sensitization for intercultural communication
    • Peculiarities of the German university system
    • "Culture shock" model and dealing with challenges

    There are only 15 places available at any one time. If you are interested, please register by mail: julia.harmeling@zuv.uni-hannover.de. Places will be allocated according to receipt of registrations. The registration is binding!

  • 07.10.2022 | 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.
    • On 06.10.2022 you will receive an email informing you of your start time. The start time is between 2pm and 4pm.

    Registration for the rally is urgently required so that the groups can be drawn.
    Deadline: 05.10.2022

    Anmeldung Stadtrallye / Registration City Rally
    Persönliche Angaben/Personal Details
    *) Pflichtfelder, bitte unbedingt ausfüllen! / Mandatory items, please fill in.
    Startzeit / start time (please time)
  • 08.10.2022 | from 3 pm – Social Get-Together

    You are new in Hannover and want to get to know other students? Then come to our Social Get-Together! In a relaxed atmosphere, you have the opportunity to talk to other students, ask questions and make first contacts. Especially at the beginning of your studies/exchange semester, it can be very helpful to have already met other people. We look forward to getting to know you!

    Where: In the garden of the International Office

  • 09.10.2022 | from 6 pm – Speedfriendship Evening

    Would you like to meet some other people? Then come to our Speedfriendship Evening! We will play different games where you can get to know each other better. Of course, you can decide whether you would rather have small talk or in-depth conversations, everything can, nothing has to. This event is a great way to get to know other students in similar situations in a guided setting.

    Where: In the garden of the International Office

For current information and further interaction, feel free to check out our Facebook group and Instagram!


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