(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

With its interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programme in Nanotechnology, Leibniz Universität Hannover offers comprehensive training in a combination of the natural sciences and engineering. The inclusion of academic achievements in the form of practical training and laboratory practicals bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and the industrial application of the knowledge gained. Working alone or in small groups to complete individual academic assignments, students learn to hone and develop their social, communication and organisational skills.

Further information for students on the website of the Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering

Areas of Focus

  • Engineering mechanics
  • Experimental physics
  • Foundations of electrical engineering and information technology
  • General, inorganic, physical and technical chemistry
  • Introduction to nanotechnology
  • Mathematics for engineers
  • Nanosystems, control engineering and materials science
  • Semiconductor devices, semiconductor technology and nanosensors
  • Solid state physics, quantum structure devices and electronics
Course Content

At the beginning of the degree programme, students are given a thorough grounding in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering skills, which form the basis of learning the foundations of nanotechnology. At a later stage, students decide on their areas of specialisation: chemistry, physics, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Specialisation enables students to gain expertise in their chosen technology field at an early stage, considerably enhancing the professional skills aspect of the Bachelor’s degree.

Recommended Abilities

Students of nanotechnology should have received a sound schooling in mathematics and science subjects; they should be keen to investigate innovative areas of research and to be inspired by the exploration of phenomena in the nanoworld. Creativity and manual skills are an advantage.

Career Opportunities

Nanotechnologists find employment in the chemical industry, physics, electronics and semiconductor technology as well as in mechanical engineering.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year (application via uni-assist)
  • Applicants who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): June 1st – Sept 30th of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st –  Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st -  March 31st of the year for the summer semester

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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover