‘Start Smart’ at university

A lot of questions arise when you start university. To make sure you are well prepared before starting your actual degree programme, the Student Advisory Services of Leibniz University Hannover offers all first-year students a Start Smart series of events. Start Smart is provided in addition to the preliminary courses and introductory events run by the individual degree programmes. It gives you a good overview of everything you need to know, and offers lots of advice on starting out at university.

We support you at the start of your studies

Start Smart accompanies you from before the start of the semester with a series of changing online events. So you can start your studies well informed.

You can participate in all or only individual events. Registration is not required.

The events are aimed at both Bachelor's and Master's students who are new to Leibniz University Hannover.

The programmes are held in German. Information for international students in English is provided by the International Office:

Orientation days for international students

Dates for summer semester 2024

  • 11 March | 15.00 - 16.00 | Student funding and housing

    In this first event, we give advice on how to finance your studies and find accommodation in Hannover.

    Event presentation: Student funding and housing
    PDF, 3 MB
  • 11 March | 16.15 - 17.45 | A well informed start to university: First steps at university
    • Student ID card – LeibnizCard
    • Overview on online services and online login details
    • Insight into the structure of the university as well as key contact persons and services
    • Information on introductory events
    • Information on the system of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (structure, modules, ECTS)
    • as well as the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding starting out at university. 
    Event presentation: A well informed start (bachelor's)
    PDF, 3 MB
  • 11 March | 18.00 - 19.00 | Studying with a disability and/or chronic illness

    Studying with a disability and/or a chronic illness or a specific developmental disorder, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD or autism, is often associated with some insecurities. We will give you information e.g. about the accessibility of the university, the compensation for students with disadvantages, the general organization of studies ...

    And in addition to the given information, there is enough time to answer all your questions, so that you can start your studies the right way!

    Event presentation: Studying with a disability and/or chronic illness
    PDF, 1 MB
  • 18 March | 15.00 - 16.30 | Online services (Stud.IP, QIS, MELT)

    Everything online! Internet access, university network, course planning and registration, registration for examinations, etc. – nothing goes without an LUH-ID and identity management.

    We introduce you to the key services and offers from the online world of Leibniz University Hannover, and answer any questions you may have.

    Event presentation:Online services
    PDF, 3 MB
  • 18 March | 16.45 - 17.45 | New at the library?

    The TIB is your university library. In this event we will show you:

    • all information you need in order to use the library
    • what kind of training and self-study courses you can use
    • where and how you can find the literature you need, regardless of whether print or electronic resources
    • Catalogues, databases and portals
    • Tips and tricks for your research
    Event presentation: New at the library?
    PDF, 2 MB
  • 18 March | 18.00 - 19.00 | Studying competently: preparing for exams & practical experience

    Your first semester may bring some obstacles: managing your learning time, reading and understanding scientific texts, taking notes in lectures, writing your own scientific texts and questions about your future: What to do after your studies and how to get practical expirience?

    You can get tips and answers to these questions in the Learning Workshop, from the Writung Team or the Career Service of the ZQS Key Competences.

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30167 Hannover
© Zentrale Studienberatung / LUH
Service Hotline
Our service hotline will be pleased to assist you! Contact us via phone, e-mail or in person!
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover