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Bachelor application - for prospective students from Germany and EU countries

Bachelor application - for prospective students from Germany and EU countries

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 Information about applying for an undergraduate degree programme (bachelor or state examination) at Leibniz University Hannover for applicants with a German Abitur qualification and applicants from EU Member States


INFOVIDEO: APPLICATION AT LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITY HANNOVER


WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Candidates can only apply for a place at Leibniz University for winter semester intakes (1 October), with the exception of the BSc programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
The application period begins at the start of June.

Different application and selection procedures apply, depending on the choice of subject. A differentiation is made between degree programmes where there are no restrictions on the number of students that can be accepted (no selection procedure or restricted entry, NC) and restricted-entry degree programmes (involving a selection procedures and restricted entry, NC).

In the case of restricted-entry degree programmes, the application period ends on 15 July. Candidates for degree programmes with open admissions must have enrolled by 30 September for the winter semester intake.

The Registration Office is the point of contact for candidates wishing to apply for a place. The Registration Office team provides all of the information you need to apply for a place.


WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR RESTRICTED-ENTRY DEGREE PROGRAMMES?

  1. First use our online application portal to apply any time between 1 June and 15 July. Then send your documents by post to the Registration Office of Leibniz University Hannover, e.g. a certified copy of your qualification for admission to higher education and any other supporting documents that you may need, such as practical training certificates or evidence of language proficiency. Once you have completed your online application, you will receive a PDF file. Print out this file, sign it and send it by post to Leibniz University Hannover.
    All of the necessary documents are listed at the end of the online application.
  2. In the case of restricted-entry degree programmes (“with NC” – or numerus clausus), the university carries out a selection procedure. Letters of admission are sent out from mid-August. You must accept the offer of a place in writing within a specified period.
  3. If not all places can be allocated, a so-called “succession procedure” takes place among the applicants.
  4. If a few places are still vacant shortly before the programme begins, these places are awarded by lottery. Interested candidates who have not yet applied to Leibniz University Hannover may also take part in the lottery.
  5. In September, all applicants who have been admitted will receive their enrolment documents, an invitation to the welcome event for new students and information about any preparatory courses that may be offered.
    Please note that some degree programmes offer preparatory courses well before term starts.
  6. More information about what to look for after applying is available here.

HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR THE RESTRICTED-ENTRY DEGREE PROGRAMMES WORK?

If there are more applicants than places, there is a system in place stipulating how places are allocated. The Admission Regulations govern how places are allocated.

NC – numerus clausus

With most degree programmes, 80-90% of places are allocated based on the criterion of the candidate’s academic performance/grade. In the process, all applications are sorted by process grades. Process grades are calculated on the basis of the Abitur examination grade and, proportionately, additional subject grades that are of particular relevance for the degree programme. The Admission Regulations (German language only) contain information about the subjects that go towards your process grade. Those candidates with the best process grades are placed at the top of the list of candidates, followed by applicants with lower grades. The NC (numerus clausus) of a degree programme is the average Abitur grade of the last candidate who gained a place on the programme. The NC for a degree programme is always the result of the selection procedure and therefore CANNOT be predicted. The NC from the previous year can only be used as a guide for the next selection procedure!

Waiting time

With most degree programmes, 10-20% of places are allocated based on the waiting time criterion. Semesters (=half-years) following the Abitur examination that were not spent studying in Germany count as elapsed waiting time. As in the case of NC, a ranking list is drawn up, with the top places being held by the candidates with the longest waiting time. In addition, the average Abitur grade is used as the second sorting criterion. The waiting time for a degree programme is always the result of the selection procedure and therefore CANNOT be predicted! The figure can only be used as a guide for the next selection procedure.

Applicants from Germany and the EU have an equal status in the application procedure! In the event of different grading systems, grades are converted by the admissions team.

"NC- Werte" and waiting time of the winter semester 2018/19 (for orientation only)
Can I apply for several restricted-entry degree programmes?

No, unfortunately this is not possible. You may only apply for one restricted-entry Bachelor’s degree programme at Leibniz University Hannover. If you are not offered a place on a restricted-entry degree programme, you have until 30 September to enrol on a Bachelor’s degree programme with open admissions.


HOW DO I RENROL ON AN ADMISSION-FREE DEGREE PROGRAMME?

  1. You can use our online application portal to enrol any time between 1 June and 30 September. To be able to do this, you will need a qualification for admission to higher education.
  2. After submitting your online application, send your documents by post to the Registration Office of Leibniz Universität Hannover, e.g. a certified copy of your qualification for admission to higher education (e.g. Abitur) and any other supporting documents such as practical training certificates or evidence of language proficiency. We also need proof of your health insurance and evidence that you have paid the semester fee. All of the necessary documents are listed at the end of the online application. 
  3. In September, you will receive your enrolment documents, an invitation to the welcome event for new students and information about any preparatory courses that may be offered.
    Please note that some degree programmes offer preparatory courses well before term starts.



DEGREE PROGRAMMES WITH SPECIAL SELECTION PROCEDURES

For some subjects, different application periods apply, or additional certificates or achievements must be presented for admission, which may take some time to arrange.

Special selection procedures are in place for the following Bachelor’s degree programmes at Leibniz Universität:

Please refer to our course portfolio for detailed information about whether special conditions are required for your chosen degree programme, and if so, what these conditions entail.


PRE-STUDY INTERNSHIP

Provision is made for a pre-study internship in several engineering and science subjects. This practical training is not always a necessary requirement for enrolment/application – it can be completed by a specific time later on in the course. Before applying, you should check whether a pre-study internship is required for your desired study programme.


INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS FROM THE EU

Applicants from the EU have an equal status to German candidates when it comes to the allocation of places. Applicants must enclose supporting documents on their knowledge of German with their application.

Knowledge of German

Students must provide evidence of their knowledge of German for all Bachelor’s degree programmes at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

  • At the time of applying, candidates should possess at least language level B1.
  • At enrolment, students must provide evidence of having language level C1, proven by DSH2, TestDaF 4x TDN4, telc C1 Hochschule or Goethe C2

The test for level B1 German skills can be taken at any recognised language school in Germany or at a Goethe-Institut or university abroad; C1 level German certificates may only be issued by certified language schools.

If you have no knowledge of German, we regret that you will not be able to apply for a Bachelor’s degree programme at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Unfortunately, provisional enrolment is not possible either.

LINK TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL

You have read all the tips for applying on this page and have no more questions?
Then we look forward to your study application!

Note expired application deadline

The application deadline for admission-restricted Bachelor programmes at Leibniz University Hannover expired on 15.07.2019. An application for the winter semester 2018/19 is therefore unfortunately no longer possible.


You can still enroll for admission-free Bachelor's programmes until 30.09.2019.


Admission-free Bachelor programmes (application deadline 30th September 2019)

Note for the application for 2 subject bachelors:

Interdisciplinary Bachelor and Teacher Training Course for Technical Education:


If you are applying for an admission-free and a restricted-admission subject, please use the online application for admission-restricted programmes.


Special Needs Education Bachelor of Arts:


The choice of the second subject takes place in the third semester. Please use the online application for admission-restricted programmes.

WHEN DOES THE NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD START?

Winter Semester 2019/20

  • The application period for admission-restricted Bachelor programmes for the winter semester 2019/20 will be from 01.06.-15.07.2019.
  • The application period for admission-free Bachelor's programmes for the winter semester 2019/20 will be from 01.06.-30.09.2019.

Summer Semester 2020

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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