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Rund 28.000 Studierende im Wintersemester an der Leibniz Universität Hannover

Approximately 28,000 students enrolled at Leibniz University Hannover in the winter semester

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Number of new students remains constant

In winter semester 2022/23, Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) expects a total of 28,000 students. Last year, approximately 28,800 students were enrolled at the university (excluding students on leave of absence). Final figures for the beginning of the semester will be available in mid-November.

4,157 new students will commence a bachelor’s degree programme or law studies at Leibniz University Hannover in winter semester (provisional figures 6 October 2022), which more or less corresponds to last year’s figures. Most new students are enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor's Degree (562), in the degree programmes Economics and Management (487), Law (389), Special Needs Education (251), Computer Science (225), Civil and Environmental Engineering (214), Mechanical Engineering (155) and Engineering and Business Administration (142).

1,876 students are enrolled in one of the 53 master’s degree programmes, resulting in a decreasing demand compared to last year’s figures. The five largest master's degree programmes are the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools (247), Economics and Management (223), Special Needs Education (145), Mechanical Engineering (108) and Civil Engineering (90).

The total number of international students at LUH – 3,933 as of today – is lower than last year (approximately 7 percent). Most foreign nationals are from China (740), India (409), Syria (337), Iran (335), and Tunisia (300).


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