Enrolment at the University

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Below you will learn how to enroll in a degree programme. There are differences, depending on whether it is an admission-free or restricted-admission study programme and whether you have applied from within the EU or from a country outside the EU.


ENROLMENT FOR CANDIDATES FROM GERMANY AND THE EU

1. Registration after successful application for a degree programme with admission restrictions

  • If you receive a place after applying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme with admission restrictions, you will receive an acceptance letter (Zulassung zum Studium) from about August. You must confirm the place within a set period.
  • Only with an acceptance letter can you be fully matriculated, i.e. officially registered at the university. Only then are you registered as a student and become a member of the university.
  • There are set deadlines for matriculation, which you must respect. These are stated in your letter of acceptance.
  • In addition you must submit evidence of health insurance, and payment of the semester contribution.
  • For your electronic student card (LeibnizCard) a photo is required. The photo must be transmitted electronically before your enrollment. If you have applied for an admission-restricted programme, you will receive the photo upload information along with your admission letter.
  • In September you will receive your registration documents, such as your LeibnizCard, an invitation to the opening ceremony for first-semester students, and information on potential preparatory courses.
    Please note that some study programmes offer earlier preparatory courses.

2. Registration for an admission-free bachelor’s degree programme

  • In degree courses without admission restrictions there is no selection procedure. You can matriculate directly (enrol) if you produce evidence of a “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung” (university entrance qualification). For registration procedures for a degree course without admission restrictions see the site application.
  • Enrollment requires a certified copy of your university entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur).
  • In addition you must submit evidence of health insurance, and payment of the semester contribution.
  • You will not receive a separate letter of acceptance.
  • For your electronic student card (LeibnizCard) a photo is required. The photo must be transmitted electronically before your enrollment. If you are enrolling for a admission-free study programme, you will receive the photo upload information from your application for enrollment (PDF form) directly after completing the online application.
  • In September you will receive your registration documents, such as your LeibnizCard, an invitation to the opening ceremony for first-semester students, and information on potential preparatory courses.
    Please note that some study programmes offer earlier preparatory courses.

ENROLMENT FOR CANDIDATES FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU

If you have applied for a place at Leibniz Universität and have obtained a place at university, you have to enroll. Please note the following notes:

Documents required for enrollment

Please send the required documents by post to the following address:

Leibniz Universität Hannover,
Immatrikulationsamt (Admission),
Welfengarten 1,
30167 Hannover

The following documents are required for enrollment:

  • Completed and signed questionnaire (you will receive it together with your letter of acceptance by post)
  • Health insurance certificate (more information in your letter of acceptance)
  • Payment receipt for the semester fee (important notes see below)
  • Language certificate, if required (the information can be found in the admission letter)
  • Proof of a valid visa

In September you will receive your registration documents, such as your LeibnizCard, an invitation to the opening ceremony for first-semester students, and information on potential preparatory courses.
Please note that some study programmes offer earlier preparatory courses.

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact our service hotline (0511/762 - 2020). Personally, the staff at the ServiceCenter will gladly help you. The ServiceCenter is located in the main building, Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover.

Important notes for the payment of the semester fee

Before you can enroll, you have to transfer the semester fee. The payment information (amount of the amount, intended use as well as bank details) can be found in your letter of acceptance.


Transfers from abroad may incur additional charges. Please make sure that the semester fee plus possible transfer fees is transferred, so that the semester contribution is received in full on the account of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.


You can only enroll if the semester fee has been received in full.
After enrolling, a valid LeibnizCard will be send to you.


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30167 Hannover
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Our service hotline will be pleased to assist you! Contact us via phone, e-mail or in person!
Address
ServiceCenter
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building