After the application

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You have successfully completed your application? What are the next steps? On these pages you can discover what can be important after you have submitted your application for a university place.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY APPLICATION?

Acceptances and rejections:

  • Acceptances and rejections of applications for bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes with restricted admission are sent out in the middle of August. Please note that no acceptances are sent out for registrations for bachelor’s degree programmes that are admission-free!
  • In the case of acceptance you must confirm the place in written form within a set period. You will be informed of what additional documents you might need to submit (e.g. evidence of health insurance, payment of the semester contribution). Only then will the university be able to matriculate you i.e. register you officially as a student.
  • In case of absence please ask a person of your trust to check your post. You can also authorise this person in written form to accept a place on your behalf.
  • Please note that no acceptances are sent out for registrations for bachelor’s degree courses without admission restrictions!
  • Important: always read your Mail!

After your enrollment

  • After your enrollment  (depending on the enrollment date), from mid-September (winter semester) or mid-March (summer semester) your student ID card (LeibnizCard) will be sent to you by post, which includes the semester ticket. The semester ticket is valid by the 01.10. (for the winter semester) or by 01.04. (for the summer semester) valid. Further information and a route map can be found on the AStA website (German language only).
  • After your enrollment you can then print out your matriculation certificate via our online portal. You will also receive your personal LUH ID and initial password in order to register for the university's online services
  • You will be informed by the university about preparatory courses and introductory events and invited to the opening ceremony for first-semester students.
  • The checklist for new students will be a useful tool when you start at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Further remarks concerning procedures after your application

  • Application was not accepted: You did not gain admission? Find out about alternative (study) opportunities
  • Lottery: If places become free after the end of the regular selection procedure for bachelor’s and master’s degree courses with admission restrictions, a lottery will be held.
  • Swapping your place: Have you been allocated a place but would prefer to study at another university? Find out here about the possibility of swapping your place
  • Renouncing your place: if you wish to renounce a place that you have been allocated and have accepted, please use the form renouncing your place

Do you have any other questions about studying at Leibniz Universität Hannover?

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