Information on the Coronavirus

The emergency committee of Leibniz University Hannover evaluates the current situation regarding the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on a daily basis and determines a course of action for LUH. University management provides regular email updates to students and staff. Please check this website for new developments at LUH as well as following the news for provisions in Germany, Lower Saxony and Hannover.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. General information

  • 1.1 Who are the members of the LUH emergency committee?

    During the current coronavirus crisis, members of the emergency committee include:

    • the President,
    • the Senior Vice President,
    • the Personal Assistant to the President,
    • the head of the Health Management Section,
    • the head of the Occupational Safety Department,
    • the head of Buildings Management Department,
    • the head of Communications and Marketing as well as
    • the chairperson of the staff council.

    If necessary, additional persons shall be consulted in an advisory capacity, such as representatives of the student body or the Student Services Organisation.

  • 1.2 What happens if I have tested positive for coronavirus?

    According to the law governing prevention of infection, COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus must be reported. The attending physician is required to notify the local public health office, which may put infected patients on mandatory medical leave or instruct them to stay in self-isolation.

    Please also notify Dr. Ellen Aumüller, Occupational Health Officer (betriebsarzt@zuv.uni-hannover.de). 

  • 1.2.1 Can I get tested for coronavirus via the Occupational Health Officer at LUH?

    No. Occupational health practitioners focus on preventative medicine and advisory services. Diagnosing and treating diseases is not part of their responsibilities. It is therefore not possible to get tested for coronavirus via occupational health officers. Such tests must be performed by GPs or in test centres.

    In addition, members of LUH staff may participate as subjects in the pilot project “Mobile Corona Analytik”, a mobile coronavirus testing unit. Persons eligible for testing will be determined in order of priority. Learn more

  • 1.3 How can I help?

    #LernenVernetzt project
    The Leibniz School of Education brings together students enrolled in teacher trainer courses, school pupils and teachers in the Hannover region. For example, students support online learning activities or prepare online teaching materials. Learn more

    MakerMask project: using 3D printers to make protective equipment 
    The Hannover Centre for Mechatronics (MZH) at LUH is looking for volunteers willing to make protective equipment for hospitals in the Hannover region, either by using their own 3D printer or the device available at the institute. The initiative intends to print components for face visors and – at a later point – face masks. Learn more

    Donations for required material may be sent to the students’ association for social and ecological projects Enactus Leibniz Universität Hannover e.V..

    Corona Support Hannover - Solidarity instead of Panic Buying
    In collaboration with students and members of the AStA at LUH, citizens in Hannover have established a neighbourhood network. "Corona Support Hannover - Solidarity instead of Panic Buying" aims to connect those in need and those willing to help, as well as to support other social initiatives. Learn more

    StayConnected - Buddy Programme
    Local LUH students support international students. Under the slogan "Stay at home - but stay connected", the International Office has established an online version of the existing buddy programme. The initiative focuses on answering questions and providing support during the coronavirus ccrisis. For this purpose, the buddies maintain contact via digital media spending time with each other, learning languages or exchanging ideas on what to do during their time off. The programme is open to students interested in voluntary work.

    International students of all semesters are welcome to register here.

    Local students interested in supporting international students can register here.

    Additional opportunities for volunteers
    Other organisations, like the Tafel (food banks), need the help of volunteers who are not vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus. This article will certainly provide the necessary motivation.

    University Sports Centre online platform
    The University Sports Centre has created an online platform where people can support one another. The idea is based on the buddy project and aims to provide assistance in everyday life, particularly for those at higher risk for more severe complications from Covid-19. Learn more

    Corona School
    A group of German students has established the Corona School website, a free and digital platform that brings together school pupils and university students in order to provide support with understanding course content in light of the suspension of classroom learning in schools. Within the scope of the Corona School project, volunteers support pupils free of charge. Due to high demand, Corona School is looking for additional students willing to help by providing learning support. Learn more

    http://www.corona-school.de

    Seasonal workers
    Farmers throughout Germany are in urgent need of assistance due to the absence of seasonal workers from abroad. Learn more

    Information regarding BAföG
    BAföG contributions will not be affected for the period during which additional income is earned in the context of supporting health care providers, social services or farmers during the coronavirus pandemic. The amendment has been resolved by the German Bundestag. Further information

  • 1.4 Where can I receive psychological help?

    Both students and staff can receive psychological counselling at short notice from Psychological Counselling for Students (ptb). ptb staff can be contacted via telephone or chat. Information and contact details can be found on the  ptb website.

  • 1.5 What options are available to students experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus crisis?

    The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides interim support for local and international students experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Affected students are eligible to apply for a loan that is initially free of interest via the KfW bank. Moreover, the German National Association for Student Affairs will be in receipt of BMBF funding amounting to 100 million euros, which will be used to supplement emergency funds of local Student Services Organisations. Learn more

  • 1.5.1 I am struggling to pay rent in time – what are my rights and what options are available to me?

    If renters experience financial difficulties in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, valid reason must be substantiated in writing. The federal government has recently brought forward measures protecting renters against eviction due to rent arrears between April and June 2020.

    In cases of social hardship, tenants of Studentenwerk Hannover (Student Services Organisation Hannover) may pay overdue rent in instalments. For further information, please contact the accounting department of Studentenwerk Hannover.

2. Hygiene measures

3. Closures and contact information

  • 3.1 Is it still possible to enter LUH buildings and other facilities on the LUH campus?

    Currently, entering LUH buildings is only possible to a limited extent. In general, anyone experiencing symptoms indicating a COVID-19 infection must not enter LUH buildings. Further information can be found in section 2.2. In addition, travellers returning from abroad are not permitted to enter LUH buildings for a period of 14 days from the date of return.

    Staff:
    Most buildings are closed and can only be accessed by persons who have been assigned a locking authorisation or an employee ID card. Without prior authorisation for accessing side entrances, the main university building can only by accessed by presenting your employee ID card to the guards.

    Students:
    Students are not permitted to enter most LUH buildings. The PC lab on the second floor as well as study areas on the fourteenth floor of Conti-Campus will be available for students of all faculties from Monday 18 May. Further information can be found in section 3.1.1.

    Furthermore, students may only enter the main university building and the lecture hall building on Conti-Campus to validate their LeibnizCard (main university building: in the basement at the front of the building; Conti-Campus: in the foyer of building 1507; in the LUIS facilities in building 1210). You will need to present your student ID. Once completed, you must promptly exit the building. No more than two people are permitted to enter the building at one time. Once they have left, the next two people may enter the building. Access to laboratory areas should be discussed within the faculties – under strict compliance with the regulations on distancing and hygiene.

    Guests and visitors:
    In general, guests and visitors are not permitted to enter LUH buildings.

  • 3.1.1 Study areas

    Currently, most study areas and PC labs are unavailable.

    The PC lab on the second floor as well as study areas on the fourteenth floor of Conti-Campus will be available for students of all faculties from Monday 18 May. Workspaces must be booked and confirmed in advance and shall be available for a limited amount of time under strict compliance with the regulations regarding hygiene

    The following provisions shall apply for the PC lab:
    The PC lab on the second floor of the Faculty of Economics and Management on Conti-Campus (building 1501) may be accessed on Tuesdays (12.30-16.30), Wednesdays (8.30-12.30) and Thursdays (8.30-12.30). There are ten workspaces available. Students enrolled at LUH may book time slots via the following website: https://www.its-wiwi.uni-hannover.de/platzanfrage.html. Each week, two time slots are available per student. The maximum time slot is one hour. Upon registration, students will receive an email confirming the allocated time slots, which also contains information on hygiene requirements and alternative routes within the building. When entering the building, a printed or digital copy of the confirmation email must be presented to the guard on the ground floor of building 1502 on Conti-Campus.

    The following provisions apply for study areas on the fourteenth floor:
    On the fourteenth floor of the Conti building (1502), 46 workspaces can be accessed by students enrolled at LUH. These areas are available for a maximum period of 4 hours. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday between 9.00-13.00 and 14.15-18.15. When entering the building, a printed or digital copy of the confirmation email must be presented to the guard on the ground floor of building 1502 on Conti-Campus. Further information on the booking process and terms of use can be found here: https://www.zqs.uni-hannover.de/de/qs/lernraum/buchung/

    Workspaces in the PC lab and on the fourteenth floor are reserved for students facing challenges due to the current situation in order to enable them to work in a quiet environment with adequate technical equipment.

  • 3.1.2 TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library

    TIB circulation desks at Welfengarten (Science/Technology) and on Conti-Campus have been reopened. Furthermore, circulation desks in the social sciences section will be reopened on 18 May.
    TIB facilities including reading areas on Conti-Campus will be available from 18 May 2020 for all LUH members. For the time being, reading areas at the remaining TIB locations will remain closed to the public.

     

    For information on TIB services or on accessing literature online, please refer to the FAQ provided by TIB or the TIB blog:

     

  • 3.1.2.1 Can electronic copies be forwarded to TIB users within the scope of inter-library loans?

    Yes, that is currently possible. Further information

  • 3.1.3 University Sports Centre

    The University Sports Centre is currently closed.

    The following outdoor areas will be available from 18 May: tracks, the wood chip trail, the outdoor rack and the tennis court. Each morning from 7 a.m., students and members of staff of collaboration partners in Hannover may book the slot of their choice in order to access outdoor areas. Slots must be booked online. Access to SportCAMPUS will only be granted upon prior registration.

    In addition, the University Sports Centre is currently in the process of implementing an online programme.

    Further information on the digital and on-site sports programme in summer semester 2020, as well as measures implemented on SportCAMPUS can be found on the website of the University Sports Centre at www.hochschulsport-hannover.de.

  • 3.1.4 Emergency Childcare Facilities

    Day-care facilities of LUH will be closed until further notice.

    However, this excludes emergency childcare in small groups. Emergency childcare is reserved for cases where at least one parent works in an essential role (“key workers”). According to the family service, eligible professions include

    • health care workers and medical professionals,
    • police officers, paramedics, fire and rescue staff,
    • wardens working in prisons, as well as in hospital order treatment or similar fields,
    • members of staff maintaining vital national and governmental functions,
    • utility workers (in particular supply of water, energy and gas),
    • members of staff in the food industry (food production and processing as well as food trade),
    • members of staff in IT and telecommunications, as well as
    • members of staff in finance (cash supply, card-based and conventional payment systems).

    In cases of hardship, additional groups may be eligible for emergency childcare services (threat of termination, significant loss of earnings).

    Affected parents should first contact their regular childcare provider. If your regular childcare provider does not offer emergency childcare or has been closed, members of LUH may contact “pme Familienservice” regarding emergency childcare services. In order to determine eligibility, each parent is required to submit confirmation of their key role issued by the employer.

    Contact information pme emergency childcare services:
    Tel. +49 511-700 200 0

    Outside of office hours, please call the service hotline (free of charge):
    Tel. +49 800 801 007 080

  • 3.1.5 Back-up day-care service Leibniz Kids

    The back-up service Leibniz Kids for children of LUH students and staff aged 12 or younger is available under certain conditions. Further information

  • 3.1.6 Cafeterias

    Cafeterias of Studentenwerk Hannover (Student Services Organisation Hannover) have been closed until further notice.
    From 18 May 2020, takeaway snacks and beverages are available at Contine on Conti-Campus for an initial period of 14 days. Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.00-16.00

    Further information regarding Contine

    Further information: www.studentenwerk-hannover.de/news/corona-faq

  • 3.1.7 Psychological Counselling for Students (ptb)

    PTB - Psychological Counselling for Students - is currently not available for face-to-face counselling. However, the advisory service for students and members of staff at LUH continues to provide online emergency support. Further information can be found on the ptb website.

  • 3.2 How can I reach members of staff at LUH?

    If members of staff work from home, they can be reached via email and/or telephone. Further information can be found on the website of the respective service facilities.

  • 3.2.1 ServiceCenter, Examination Office, Admissions Office, Student Advisory Service, International Office

    The ServiceCenter, the Examination Office, the Admissions Office, the International Office, as well as Student Advisory Services are closed to the public. The Student Advisory Services team is available via telephone and email.

    Please do not hesitate to contact team members with queries regarding student and academic matters (Tel. +49 511 762 2020, Email studium@uni-hannover.de or studienberatung@uni-hannover.de).

    Current information on office hours of the Student Services Organisation Hannover (BAföG and student housing): www.studentenwerk-hannover.de/news/corona-faq

     

  • 3.2.1.1 Resetting passwords for LUH IDs: What happens if I forget my password?

    Usually, students who need to reset their password are required to visit the ServiceCenter and present their passport. It is currently sufficient to submit a scanned version or photo of your passport and your semester ticket (LeibnizCard). This is necessary due to data protection regulations. Please sign the copies and send the files via email to studienberatung@zuv.uni-hannover.de. We will then reset your password. After receiving an email containing a PDF with the initial password, you will be able to choose a new password and access your QIS account.

  • 3.2.1.2 LeibnizCard: How can I validate my card or receive a replacement card?

    Students are only permitted to validate their LeibnizCard in the main university building (in the basement, at the front of the building) and in the lecture hall building on Conti-Campus (in the foyer of building 1507) as well as in the LUIS facilities (building 1210, only between 9.00 and 18.00). Once finished, you must promptly leave the building. No more than two people may enter the building at one time. You will need to present your student ID.

    In order to prevent queues forming in front of the buildings, you can download an enrolment confirmation via the QIS portal and validate your card at a later date. As a temporary solution, public transport services accept the enrolment confirmation presented with your passport or the expired LeibnizCard.

    Please contact the Student Information Service with regard to replacement cards: studium@uni-hannover.de

  • 3.2.2 Personnel and Legal Department

    The Personnel and Legal Department is only available via telephone or email. The department facilities are currently closed to the public.

  • 3.2.3 Finance Department

    The Finance Department is only available via telephone or email. Documents may be submitted via the post boxes at the information desk (box 1-3).

  • 3.2.4 Mail distribution

    Two post boxes with lids will be provided for exchanging mail (including internal mail) in the respective delivery areas (departments, sections, etc.). These should be positioned so that postal staff can exchange the boxes without personal contact. Until further notice, mail in the main university building will be delivered on a daily basis.

    If this is not feasible in your department, please write an email to heiko.guempel@zuv.uni-hannover.de in order to arrange for your mail to be picked up in the mail room (room A114). Due to space constraints, the mail room may only be accessed by one person at a time.

    Urgent mail may be submitted via the administration post box labelled “Verwaltung” in front of the mail room.

  • 3.2.5 Office supplies

    The office supplies department is closed to the public; orders must be placed via telephone or email.

4. Working at LUH

  • 4.1 Do all members of staff have to work from home?

    The respective supervisors shall decide whether duties at LUH must be carried out on-site or may be performed while working from home. Supervisors must ensure that operations can be maintained to the usual extent. In particular, employees must be available via email and telephone.

    With regard to protecting more vulnerable groups, such as family members living in the same household, working from home is encouraged.

    Offices shall only be occupied if sufficient distance is ensured while observing the implemented hygiene measures.

    Members of teaching staff who need to access technical equipment provided by the university (such as a stable internet connection) in order to facilitate digital teaching activities should use their offices on campus.

  • 4.1.1 What measures apply to staff who may be more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus?

    Staff at higher risk for more severe complications from COVID-19 (according to the higher risk groups indicated by the Robert Koch Institute), should discuss this with their supervisors and depending on the level of risk shall be authorised to work from home or – under strict compliance with the regulations on distancing and hygiene – on campus.

  • 4.1.2 Do the restrictions with regard to telecommuting still apply?

    Following consultation with the staff council, any restrictions with regard to telecommuting (official request, limited number of days) shall be suspended during the state of crisis. The duration of telecommuting as well as the required duties are determined by the respective supervisor.

  • 4.1.3 What regulations apply for student assistants if it is not possible to fulfil their contract hours?

    In the event that it is not possible to fulfil their contract hours (completely or partially) due to the current situation, student assistants will still be paid in full.

  • 4.2 Are work-related meetings permitted?

    In general, all events at LUH involving external guests must be cancelled. This includes work-related meetings.

    In general, internal meetings involving more than two people are not permitted. Other forms of communication (telephone, video, email) should be utilised instead. In the case of essential internal meetings, the implanted hygiene measures must be observed.

  • 4.2.1 What video conferencing tools are available?

    LUH provides various tools for communicating in groups or committees, including Jitsi, BigBlueButton, WebEx and DFNconf. Jitsi and BigBlueButton are internal tools hosted at LUH. WebEx and DFNconf are externally hosted tools and have been approved as central IT services by the data protection office at LUH. Other tools may be used if aspects of information security and data protection are observed. Jitsi must be used for confidential matters such as staff issues.

  • 4.3 I am affected by the closure of schools and day-care facilities – what options are available to me?

    Following consultation with their supervisor, parents who need to make alternative arrangements for childcare (children aged 14 and under) due to closures of nurseries or schools, should work from home. Flexibility with respect to working hours should also be taken into account.

    If it is not possible or appropriate to work from home, paid special leave may be requested. Your request should be sent via email to the applicable member of staff in the Personnel and Legal Department.

    In addition, please note the information provided in section 3.1.4 (“Emergency childcare”) and section 3.1.5 “Back-up day-care service Leibniz Kids”.

    Leibniz University Hannover maintains operations in education and research. In particular, this includes members of staff active in fields of general public interest. Upon request, the LUH Family Service issues written confirmations for parents wishing to make use of the Leibniz Kids back-up service or emergency childcare services offered by their regular childcare provider. For further information, please contact the LUH Family Service: familienservice@uni-hannover.de, Tel. +49 511 762 5198

  • 4.4 What do I need to do if I have been quarantined by the public health department?

    There are two possible scenarios:

    • You are infected and have been instructed to stay in isolation: A medical certificate will be issued. In the case of illness, the usual provisions for continued remuneration shall apply.
    • You are not infected and have been instructed to stay in self-isolation as a preventative measure: Please consult your supervisor to determine whether you will be able to work from home. In accordance with section 56 paragraph 5 of the law on Preventing and Combating Infectious Diseases, continued remuneration will be provided over a maximum period of six weeks.

    In both cases, you are required to notify your employer that you have been instructed to stay in isolation by the public health department.

  • 4.5 I have a business trip coming up. Am I allowed to go?

    Business trips are prohibited until further notice. Approval that was granted for business trips is hereby withdrawn.

    In the event that travel is unavoidable due to official obligations, valid reason must be substantiated in writing to university management. Approval of travel shall occur exclusively via university management.

  • 4.6 How can I improve my skills while working from home?

    Working from home and using digital tools poses a significant challenge for all members of staff. In order to facilitate this transition, the Department for Human Resources Development provides information and support.

    Regularly updated tips and online training resources

    For information on courses provided by external further education institutions and online training, please refer to the following websites:


    Contact information: personalentwicklung@zuv.uni-hannover.de 

     

  • 4.7 How can I create a healthy work environment at home?

    The Gesund @ home website provides information on how to create a healthy work environment at home, such as useful guidelines and tips regarding ergonomics, exercise and relaxation, dealing with stress or pressure and much more. In addition, the website provides information on internal and external advisory services as well as selected emergency numbers.

    Contact information: gesundheit@zuv.uni-hannover.de

5. Academic activities

6. Examinations

  • 6.1 Are examinations currently taking place?

    As of 14 March 2020, all examinations have been suspended until further notice. This includes written and oral examinations.

    Examinations suspended in winter semester 2019/2020 will be rescheduled for the end of May 2020. In this context, the provisions specified in the Hygiene measures for written and oral examinations must be observed.

    Visit the website of the applicable faculty for more information.

  • 6.1.1 Is it possible to complete oral examinations that cannot be rescheduled?

    In the case that assessments cannot be rescheduled (last examination in the course of studies, international students who need to return to their home countries, students who need to complete their studies prior to commencing employment), oral examinations may be conducted via video conferencing tools. An individual course of action will be determined by the respective member of teaching staff or the Examination Board. The usual provisions shall apply with respect to conducting oral examinations (observer, preparing a transcript, registering marks).

  • 6.1.2 Is it still possible to complete written coursework?

    It is still possible to complete written coursework provided that relevant literature is available. Members of teaching staff should contact the respective clerk at the Examination Office to determine an individual course of action.

    Due to the closure of libraries and limited online resources, deadlines for written coursework that has already been commenced may be extended.

    If students are unable to complete coursework or examinations due to the current disruptions, such as laboratory work, this will not count as an unsuccessful attempt. For further information on time frames and administrative matters, affected students should contact their institute or the respective member of teaching staff.

    If students decide to discontinue coursework that has already been commenced in spite of an extension, an individual course of action shall be determined by the respective Examination Board.

    With regard to written coursework that has not been commenced yet, examiners shall determine on an individual basis whether coursework may be completed using the resources available online. Deadlines shall be extended to the necessary extent. Examiners may assign topics via email stating all relevant information including the topic, the date of assignment, the deadline, as well as the student’s confirmation of the assignment.

  • 6.1.2.1 How can I submit written coursework?

    Written coursework may by submitted electronically. For further details, please contact your examiner. Additional information may be found on the websites of the respective faculty, institute or degree programme.

  • 6.1.3 Are examiners allowed to change assessment types?

    Should it be considered necessary, the assessment type originally planned (e.g. presentations in person, written examinations in small groups) may be changed by the examiner. This may be implemented within the scope of the assessment types indicated in the examination regulations. The duration of the new assessment type must be precisely defined. A framework outlining new regulations for assessment types that are currently not included in the examination regulations has been implemented.

  • 6.1.4 My bachelor’s/master’s examination module includes a presentation. Can I complete an alternative type of assessment?

    Please contact your examiner in order to determine an individual course of action.

  • 6.1.5 Will deadlines for correcting assessments be extended?

    In view of the current challenges regarding examinations and the preparations to facilitate online teaching, deadlines for correcting assessments and coursework will consequently be extended.

    Examiners should communicate this clearly within the institutes, bearing in mind that students are subject to external deadlines such as Federal Education Assistance Act (BAföG), grants and employment offers that are dependent on grades.

    Students relying on a specific deadline should contact the respective member of teaching staff to determine an individual course of action. 

  • 6.1.6 Can I register for examinations?

    Registration for examinations scheduled for winter semester 2019/2020 that could not take place due to the corona pandemic will be automatically changed to the rescheduled dates. We are currently in the process of determining registration periods for summer semester 2020.

  • 6.2 When will rescheduled examinations take place?

    Rescheduled examinations are expected to take place from the end of May. Students will receive further information on alternative examination dates at least two weeks in advance.

    Visit the website of the applicable faculty for more information.

  • 6.2.1 Examinations in my bachelor’s degree programme have been postponed. How will this affect my applications for master’s degree programmes starting in winter semester 2020/2021?

    Rescheduled written and oral examinations are currently expected to take place from the end of May, so that results will be available before the application deadline for the winter semester. However, evidence of the required 150 credit points in the form of a transcript of marks may be submitted after the application deadline.

  • 6.3 How will my thesis be affected?

    Deadlines for bachelor's and master's theses currently in process may be extended following consultation with the Examination Board.

    As usual, students must submit their thesis to the examiners via email, as well as submitting a printed version via post or, if possible, by using the post boxes in the institutes. Submission will be confirmed by the receiving member of staff via internal mail to the Examination Office or by using the electronic form. Likewise, thesis reviews can be sent to the Examination Office via post or using the electronic form with an electronic signature.

    If their thesis relies on experiments, laboratory work and other means of data collection that cannot be conducted as planned due to the current situation, students should contact their examiners in order to determine an individual course of action as well as to discuss alternative options, such as adapting the topic of their thesis.

    This also applies to theses that have already been scheduled to commence.

    In the event that a thesis cannot be completed due to the current situation, it shall not be counted as an unsuccessful attempt.

  • 6.3.1 I would like to commence my thesis. What do I need to consider?

    Please contact your supervisor in order to determine whether it is advisable to commence your thesis in light of the current situation.

    Applications for admission to the thesis may be submitted via email. Please make sure to specify a submission deadline with your supervisor. The application form confirmed by the examiners including the assigned topic must be submitted to the respective clerk at the Examination Office - both as a pdf-attachment via email and by post.

  • 6.4 Will oral examinations (viva voce) for doctoral degrees take place?

    The dean of research offices and doctoral committees in the relevant faculty must make arrangements for current doctoral proceedings. The following also applies in this respect: Oral examinations must be rescheduled unless there is urgent reason for this to be conducted via online communication (e.g. Skype, or similar).  

  • 6.5 Where can I obtain a course certificate for administrative bodies or foundations?

     

    Depending on the course and specifications of the relevant non-university administrative bodies and facilities, many students require course certificates. As examinations have been suspended, students cannot complete any assessments or course units. We are aware that students need to meet submission deadlines regarding course certificates for administrative bodies (such as BAföG) or foundations. We are in constant contact with the relevant administrative bodies and facilities in order to establish possible solutions for the matter, such as extending deadlines. In this respect too, processes and provisions must be adapted to the current situation.

    Students should contact the respective member of staff at their institute with any queries. We will provide detailed information on how to proceed as soon as possible.

    Additional information on BAföG can be found on the website of the Student Services Organisation Hannover at www.studentenwerk-hannover.de/news/corona-faq

     

7. Enrolment and re-registration

  • 7.1 I am enrolled at LUH but have not received my LeibnizCard (student ID card) yet. What options are available to me?

    Please send an email to studium@uni-hannover.de. Thank you for your patience in this matter. Further details will be provided via email.

  • 7.2 I am already enrolled at LUH but I am unable to fulfil the admission conditions (submitting the certificate of results of the bachelor’s degree) by the stipulated deadline. Will this result in termination of enrolment?

    If you have enrolled at LUH for winter semester 2019/20 under the condition that the certificate of results of your bachelor’s degree must be submitted by 15 April 2020, the stipulated deadline will be extended until 15 September 2020. You must submit the certificate of results as soon as possible and without having been asked.

  • 7.3. Can I submit my request for leave of absence via email?

    Yes, it is possible to submit your signed request for leave of absence via email. Please send the completed request via email to studium@uni-hannover.de with the subject line “Antrag auf Beurlaubung”. Please use your LUH email address and attach all required certificates. Requesting leave of absence for summer semester 2020 is no longer possible. Requests for leave of absence in winter semester 2020/2021 must be submitted by 31 October 2020.

  • 7.3.1 Can I attend online seminars and sit examinations scheduled for summer semester 2020 whilst I am on leave of absence?

    No. During leave of absence, you cannot attend lectures, attain credit points or sit examinations.

  • 7.4. Can I submit my withdrawal request via email?

    Yes, it is possible to submit your signed withdrawal request via email. Please send the completed request via email to studium@uni-hannover.de with the subject line “Exmatrikulationsantrag”. Please use your LUH email address.

    If you have not validated your LeibnizCard for the next semester yet, it is sufficient to provide a photo or scanned version of the card. If you have already validated your LeibnizCard for the next semester, the remaining amount shall be reimbursed. Once leave of absence has been granted, please provide a photo or scanned version of the validated card via email to studium@uni-hannover.de as soon as possible. The scanned version must show the re-writeable section of the card illustrating that your semester ticket is no longer valid. If it is not possible to submit a scanned version or photo, the card must be submitted by post.

  • 7.4.1 I have not yet received proof of withdrawal from the university. What do I need to consider?

    If enrolment has been terminated due to completing your degree course (“bestandene Prüfung”), final failure of your degree course (“endgültig nicht bestandene Prüfung”) or failure to re-register (“fehlende Rückmeldung”), you will receive confirmation after approximately two months. If confirmation is urgently required – for example, to enrol at another university – you must submit a formal request.

  • 7.5 When can I submit my application for admission in winter semester 2020/2021?

    From 2 June 2020, prospective students may submit applications for admission to undergraduate programmes (bachelor's degree, state examination) and postgraduate programmes (master's degree) via the online portals. Learn more

    Information regarding application requirements for international students can be found in section 7.6 and 7.7.

  • 7.6 I am an international student. When do I need to submit my application for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme in winter semester 2020/2021?

    As in previous years, international students must submit their application for admission in winter semester 2020/2021 between 15 April and 31 May 2020. Applications for admission to undergraduate degree programmes must be submitted via Uni Assist during this period. Further information on applying via Uni Assist can be found here.

  • 7.6.1 I am an international student. Where can I apply for bachelor’s degree programmes?

    Applications must be submitted online. Please register on this website (https://my.uni-assist.de/), complete the online application form and upload your application documents. Digital applications will be evaluated by Uni Assist and forwarded to the university if the required documents and information are complete.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is currently not necessary to submit certified copies of certificates and official confirmations to Uni Assist by post. However, please provide scanned versions of the original documents and the original translations. Leibniz University Hannover reserves the right to request certified copies before completing the enrolment process. We therefore recommend preparing these documents in either case.

    Please note: Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the stipulated deadline will be excluded from the application process! Please make sure that you have uploaded all required documents.

  • 7.6.2 I have completed the university entrance examination (“Feststellungsprüfung”) within the scope of a preparatory course (“Studienkolleg”) and would like to apply for an advanced course semester in a bachelor’s degree programme. Is it still necessary

    No. Please apply via the online application portal of Leibniz University Hannover. Application periods for degree programmes with restricted or unrestricted admission vary. Information on your degree programme can be found here.

    The application process comprises four steps.

    1. First, applicants are required to complete the online application form on the website of Leibniz University Hannover.
    2. The completed form must then be printed, signed by hand and scanned.
    3. Please compile the application form and all required documents in one single PDF file.
    4. Submit the file by the stipulated deadline via email to bewerbung.international@uni-hannover.de.

    Please make sure to submit your documents in the correct order. Please insert the application form on the first page followed by the documents in the order indicated on the second page of the application form.

    Due to the current situation, it is not necessary to submit certified copies of certificates and official confirmations by post. However, please provide scanned versions of the original documents and the original translations. Leibniz University Hannover reserves the right to request certified copies before completing the enrolment process. We therefore recommend preparing these documents in either case.

    Please note: Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the stipulated deadline will be excluded from the application process! Please make sure that you have added all required documents to the PDF file before submitting your application. Please do not hand in additional documents at a later point without having been asked.

  • 7.6.3 I would like to apply for admission to a bachelor's degree programme. When do I need to submit proof of language proficiency/my APS certificate?

    Proof of language proficiency and APS certificates (for applicants from China or Vietnam) must be submitted with your application. Failure to provide sufficient proof of language proficiency or an APS certificate by the stipulated deadline shall result in your documents no longer being processed. Certificates of participation in language courses submitted instead of language certificates will not be accepted.

    At the time of the application, proof of language proficiency at level B1 CEFR must be provided for all undergraduate degree programmes. Proof of language proficiency at level C1 CEFR must be provided upon enrolment without exception.

  • 7.7 I am an international student. When do I need to submit my application for admission to a master's degree programme in winter semester 2020/2021?

    Application periods may vary. Applications for some master's degree programmes must be submitted between 15 April and 31 March, for others between 2 June and 15 July. Information on the application deadline for your degree programme can be found here.

  • 7.7.1 I am an international student. Where can I apply for master’s degree programmes?

    Applications must be submitted online.

    The application process comprises four steps.

    1. First, applicants are required to complete the online application form on the website of Leibniz University Hannover.
    2. The completed form must then be printed, signed by hand and scanned.
    3. Please compile the application form and all required documents in one single PDF file.
    4. Submit the file by the stipulated deadline via email to bewerbung.international@uni-hannover.de.

    Due to the current situation, it is not necessary to submit certified copies of certificates and official confirmations by post. However, please provide scanned versions of the original documents and the original translations. Leibniz University Hannover reserves the right to request certified copies before completing the enrolment process. We therefore recommend preparing these documents in either case.

    Please make sure to submit your documents in the correct order. Please insert the application form on the first page followed by the documents in the order indicated on the second page of the application form.

    Please note: Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the stipulated deadline will be excluded from the application process! Please make sure that you have added all required documents to the PDF file before submitting your application. Please do not hand in additional documents at a later point without having been asked.

  • 7.7.2 I would like to apply for admission to a master’s degree programme. When do I need to submit proof of language proficiency/my APS certificate?

    Proof of language proficiency and APS certificates (for applicants from China or Vietnam) must be submitted with your application. Failure to provide sufficient proof of language proficiency or an APS certificate by the stipulated deadline shall result in your documents no longer being processed. Certificates of participation in language courses submitted instead of language certificates will not be accepted.

    At the time of the application, proof of language proficiency at the level required for admission must be submitted for all master’s degree programmes (usually level C1 CEFR). If it is currently not possible to provide proof of the required language skills, applicants may submit an official certificate for the preceding level. For example, if proof of language proficiency at level C1 is required for admission, students may submit proof of language proficiency at level B2. In order to complete the enrolment process, proof of language proficiency at the required level must still be submitted without exception.

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