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Master application - for prospective students from outside the EU

Master's application process for Non-EU applicants

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Application processes may differ from university to university. In order to apply at Leibniz Universität Hannover please read the following information:

  • Application deadline:
    You must apply within the specified application period.
    Attention: Not all Master's programmes at Leibniz University have the same application deadlines. Please check if there have been any recent changes to the application deadlines for your desired study programme.

  • Direct application:
    In order to apply for a Master's programme, please apply directly to Leibniz Universität Hannover, not via Uni Assist.

  • Online application:
    At Leibniz Universität Hannover, you apply online. There is an application portal for German-language Master's programmes and an application portal for English-language Master's  programmes.
  • Minimum grade / entry grade:
    There is no minimum grade / entry grade for the Master's application. Notwithstanding the currently valid admission regulations for Master's programmes, the minimum grade of 2.5 is no longer applied. The admission regulations will be revised in this regard.


  • Application papers and documents:
    You must submit proof of having completed a Bachelor's degree in a related subject. In case of doubt, the admissions committee will decide whether or not the Bachelor's degree is related to the subject concerned. We need a certified copy of your Bachelor's degree and a certified copy of the translation (in German or English language)

  • Specific requirements:
    You must usually submit proof of having completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject. In case of doubt, the admissions committee will decide whether or not the Bachelor’s degree is related to the subject concerned. Some degree programmes call for specific requirements, such as a letter of motivation, an expert opinion or internships. You can find out which supporting documents are required for the Master's degree you wish to take in the Admission Regulations (written in German) or at the end of the online application. And of course we need a proof of language skills:

  • Language skills:
    Please note: We need the language certificates as a certified copy. Please do not send us any originals!

    • Evidence of adequate knowledge of German
      Applicants who have a German higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) need not provide evidence of their German language proficiency. All other applicants must  obtain level C1 for enrollment (exception: B2 for M.Sc Mathematics, Meteorology, Nanotechnology and Physics)
    • Evidence of adequate knowledge of English
      Some postgraduate degree programmes may be pursued in either German or English. Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in either English or German, depending on their chosen strand. For the application for an English-language Master's programme, only a proof of English language skills (and no proof of German) has to be provided.

      Which language certificates do I need for my desired study programme?

  • Applications from China and Vietnam:
    It is essential for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants who completed their Bachelor's degree in their home country to submit an original individual APS certificate with their application. APS checks the applicant's qualification for admission to higher education and the academic credits of Chinese applicants wishing to study in Germany. A group APS will not be accepted.

  • Admissions process:
    Places are then awarded by an admissions committee, i.e. a group of professors and staff from the degree course concerned who examine each application individually.

  • After applying:
    After completing the selection process you will either receive a written confirmation or refusal. In the case of a confirmation, you must accept the place of study within a specified period of time and submit any missing documents. Only then the enrollment will be made for the Master's programme.

  • International Orientation Days:
    Special orientation days are offered for international students by the International Office.


How do I have to enter my data in the application portal? Our step by step instructions will help you:


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

German-language Master's programmes (application deadline May 31st 2019)
  • Which Master's programmes are German-language?
    • Computational Methods in Engineering
    • Economics and Management
    • Educational Studies
    • Environmental Planning
    • Geodesy and Geoinformatics
    • Landscape Architecture (+European Master in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA)
    • Mathematics
    • Meteorology
    • Physics
    • Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Sciences
English-language Master's programmes (application deadline May 31st 2019)
  • Which Master's programmes are English-language?
    • Advanced Anglophone Studies
    • Computational Methods in Engineering
    • Economics and Management
    • Energy Technology
    • European Master in Territorial Development
    • Geodesy and Geoinformatics
    • International Horticulture
    • International Mechatronics
    • Mathematics
    • Meteorology
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Physics

Differing application deadlines

For all other Master's programmes at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the application portals will be open from

June 01, 2019 - July 15, 2019.

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