Transferring to Leibniz University Hannover: applying for admission to a higher semester

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You have already started studying and would like to continue your studies at Leibniz University Hannover? Here's what you should look for when applying as a transfer student:


THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

I would like to continue my studies at Leibniz University Hannover. Can my previous credits be transferred?

  • Credits and examinations from your previous higher education institution will be accepted at Leibniz Universität if they are found to be equivalent.
  • In the case of single-subject Bachelor’s degree programmes, the Chair of the Examination Committee is usually responsible for transferring credits. Concerning placement for a two-subject Bachelor’s degree programme, please contact the Specialist Advisors. All contact persons are listed in the section Information about examinations and study advice.
  • If you wish to be placed in a higher semester, therefore, please first get in touch with the relevant contact person.

How and when can I apply to transfer to Leibniz University Hannover?

  • After having been placed by the faculty, use the online application portal to apply as a “transfer student” for the relevant semester. In restricted-entry subjects (“NC subjects”), it is possible to apply by 15 January for the next summer semester or by 15 July for the next winter semester. In the case of degree programmes with open admissions, students can enrol for the summer semester by 31 March and for the winter semester by 30 September via the online application.
  • Please note:
    If a degree programme is subject to restricted entry in the first semester, this usually also applies to higher semesters. In this case, you may only gain a place if places are available that semester, for example due to students leaving the programme. There is therefore a risk that you may not receive a place even though you are entitled to study in a higher semester.
    Since the number of places that may become available can only be determined once the re-registration period has ended, letters of admission and rejection will only be sent at the beginning of March and the beginning of September, respectively.
  • There are no such restrictions of places on degree programmes with open admissions.
  • You need only terminate your registration for your old degree programme or at your old higher education institution by the time of enrolment on the new degree programme.

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