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Master's application process for Non-EU applicants

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS AT LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON APPLYING

  • 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.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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

When does the next application period start?

Winter semester 2019/20

  • The application deadline for a Master's programme expired on 15.07.2019.

Summer semester 2020

  • For the upcoming summer semester the application is possible from 15.10.2019 - 30.11.2019 for all Master's programmes with an early application deadline for applications from non-EU countries.
  • For the upcoming summer semester the application is possible from 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020 for all Master's programmes with no early application deadline for applications from non-EU countries.
  • For students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester) the application is possible from 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.

Winter semester 2020/21

  • For the winter semester 2020/21 the application is possible from 15.04.2020 - 31.05.2020 for all Master's programmes that also start in the summer semester and have an early application deadline for applications from non-EU countries.
  • For the winter semester 2020/21 the application is possible from 01.06.2020 - 15.07.2020 for all Master's programmes that also start in the summer semester and have no early application deadline for applications from non-EU countries.
  • For students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester) the application is possible from 15.04.2020 - 31.05.2020.

  • Overview: Application deadlines for consecutive Master's programmes at the Leibniz University Hannover

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