‘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 accompany you throughout your first semester

Start Smart accompanies you from before the start of the semester into the first semester with a series of changing online events.

  • The offers for all students always take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 16:00.
  • The additional offers for international students always take place on Tuesdays at 10:00 (German) and 14:00 (English).

You can participate in all or only individual events.

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

Dates for winter semester 2023/24

events for all new students at LUH

16:00 – 17:30

Please note

The events for all students on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be happening in German language only. 

No registration needed.

  • 08th September (friday): 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 September (monday): 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 September (monday): How to go about studying

    It is easier to delve into the – as yet – unknown world of higher education when you know more about the “principle of studying”.

    Besides information on timetables, credit points, the importance and types of examinations, the role of professors, self-responsibility, organisation ... there is also sufficient time to answer any questions you may have, enabling you to get off to a good start!

    Event presentation: How to go about studying?
    PDF, 1 MB
  • 20 September (wednesday): A well informed start to 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
  • 25 September (monday): 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.

    Veranstaltungspräsentation: Onlinedienste
    PDF, 3 MB
  • 27 September (wednesday): 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
  • 28 September (thursday): 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.

    Event presentation: Study Competently (Exam Preparation & Practical Entry)
    PDF, 4 MB
Additional events for international students

10:00 German and 14:00 English

Attendance at all three dates is strongly recommended for international students to successfully start your studies. Please register here:
Orientation days for international students 02. - 07. October 2023

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Our service hotline will be pleased to assist you! Contact us via phone, e-mail or in person!
Welfengarten 1
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