Leisure activities of the International Office

For international and local students

Important Information about all events

Rules for participation

The events of the International Office are open to both international and local students. 

Registration is strongly encouraged as it is relevant for the planning of the events. 

Deregistration in case of non-attendance is also strongly encouraged for the same reason. 

We reserve the right to send away people who come unregistered to a limited-attendance event. 


  • Every Friday - Meet & Eat

    You want to get to know new people while having lunch? Then join us for our Meet & Eat in the main cafeteria (Hauptmensa). From 12-14 pm on every friday you will have the chance to eat together with other students. Everybody can participate. A registration is not necessary.

    Meet & Eat will happen until the 25.08. Afterwards we will do a break until the 13.10. 

    Questions can be send to: internationaloffice@uni-hannover.de 

  • 10.10.2023 Game night

    You want to spend a fun evening with other students trying out different games? Then join our Game Evening. There will be outdoor and board games, from classic Uno to active group games. Sign up and be part of it!

    When: 10.10.2023 (6pm)
    Where: The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Here.

  • 17.10.2023 Cooking evening South Korean cuisine

    Kimchi or Gochujang – South Korean food has a lot to offer. We would like to explore the Korean cuisine, and cook and eat together with you guys. 잘 먹겠습니다 (Have a nice meal)!
    This cooking event is not vegan/vegetarian/halal. 

    When: 17.10.2023 5pm
    Where: Room 009 (in the International Office)
    Registration: Here.

  • 21.10.2023 Daytrip to Hamburg

    Immerse yourself in the sensory wonders of the "Dialoghaus Hamburg" museum, where touch and sound guide you through a world without sight. The guided tour finishes at the bar in darkness (cash is required). This experience gives you a different perspective on life and appreciation of the taken for granted ability to see. We will continue our journey traveling the world in the "Museum of Miniatures," where tiny landscapes and historical places come alive with meticulous detail. Register now for an extraordinary exploration of Hamburg's hidden treasures.

    Participation fee: 10€

    When: 21.10.2023 (9am, all day)
    Where: The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Welcome Center. The registration is open until 18.10.2023 at 12 pm.

  • 27.10.2023 Halloween pot-luck-dinner

    Join us for a beloved potluck dinner, this time embracing all the best Halloween traditions. Our venue will be transformed into a ghostly haven, where you can capture your memorable costumes and spooky moments in our Halloween-themed photo zone.Take part in a Spooky Costume Contest: Dress to impress in your most creative and spine-chilling Halloween costume! An evening of global flavors, pumpkin carving and frightful fun. Let's celebrate diversity and Halloween together. You don't want to miss it!

    When: 27.10.2023 (6pm)
    Where: The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Note: Please bring something tasty for our Halloween-Buffet to share.
    Registration: Here.

  • 04.11.2023 Daytrip to Wolfsburg

    Embark on a captivating journey with us to the Wolfsburg Phaeno Museum. Discover the wonders of science, technology, and art in a day filled with exploration. The exhibition is highly interactive aka you can touch everything. Cool opportunity to learn something new while having fun.

    Participation fee: 5€

    When: 04.11.2023 (9:30 am, all day)
    The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Welcome center. The registration is open until 01.11.2023 at 12 pm.

  • 06.11.2023 Workshop: Career Entry in Germany

    This event aims at international students who plan to enter the German job market. We will answer questions such as: What steps do I need to take for a successful career entry? What do I need to consider especially as an international student? You will get an overview over application strategies that will guide you through the process of finding a job. In addition, a representative of a company will give inside information from an employer’s perspective on how to enter the job market successfully. The workshop will be held in English.

    Registration: Here.

  • 09.11.2023 Ice skating disco

    You always wanted to try ice skating? Or you know how to ice-skate and want to meet new people and dance on the ice to disco music? Then join us at the Eisdisko on ice skates and get into the winter spirit.

    When: 09.11.2023 (6:30 pm)
    The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Note: The entrance-fee is 6 Euros and renting skates costs 5 Euros. If you have your own skates, you can wear them!

  • 12.11.2023 Daytrip to Bergen-Belsen

    For this excursion we will travel together to the Bergen Belsen memorial. It is located on the side of a former concentration camp from the time of the National Socialists, where the well-known Anne Frank and her sister lost their lives. Nowadays, there is a documentary centre with an interesting exhibition on the extensive grounds, which we can get to know during a guided tour. The Nazi era is a very dark part of the past that must not be forgotten. Memorial like this should also inform future generations. The excursion is not only interesting for history-loving students, but will also add important insights into the memorial culture and history of Germany to your stay.

    Participation fee: 5 €

    Note: There is only a limited amount of places.
    When: 12.11.2023 (9 am, all day)
    Where: The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Welcome Centre. The registration is open until 08.11.2023 at 12 pm.

  • 13.11.2023 Workshop: Self-assessment

    Before anyone else can discover you for a job position, you need to first discover your own strengths, skills and interests. By identifying your personal competences and what is of importance to you, the chances of finding the job that fits you become greater. Moreover, by reflecting on what you bring to the  job, you can be more confident during the interview process.Through  guided questions and discussion in the workshop you can learn more about yourself and future goals so that you can best align it with  your career path. The workshop will be held in English.

    Registration: Here.

  • 16.11.2023 Cooking evening Turkish cuisine

    You may already know a bit about Turkish food from all the kebap shops around the city. But the cuisine has a lot more to offer than just a "Döner Tasche". Countless civilizations have lived in Anatolia for thousands of years, sitting at the crossroads of many historical trade routes. Join us to discover this rich and diverse cuisine by preparing, cooking and having delicious meals together at Turkish cooking night!

    This cooking event will not be vegan/vegetarian/halal. There will be vegan/vegetarian options.

    When: 16.11.2023 (5 pm)
    Where: International Office

  • 23.11.2023 Cooking evening Chinese cuisine

    In Chinese cuisine, you can taste a delicacy from southern China and a delicacy from northern China, and experience making simple, easy-to-use and common Chinese dishes by yourself.
    This cooking event is not vegan/begetarian/halal. There will be vegetarian options.

    When: 23.11.2023 (5 pm)
    Where: International Office

  • 24.11.2023 Workshop: Applying for work in Germany

    The crisis may have changed your situation and applying for work in Germany can seem like a more difficult process now than you anticipated. This workshop will give you some insight into what you can do to manage your career entry during this time and how to put together effective job application materials that will maximise your chances for success.
    During the workshop, you will also be able to ask any questions you may have. The workshop will be held in English.

    Registration: Here.

  • 25.11.2023 Opera "Hänsel & Gretel"

    Have you always wondered what the opera in Hanover looks like from the inside? Then come and see "Hansel and Gretel" with us and experience a very special evening in a special ambience. We will be enchanted by a classic German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

    When: 25.11.23 (7 pm)
    The official meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Welcome Center. The registration is open until 22.11.2023 at 12 pm.
    Note: Only people under the age of 30 can participate in this event. The play is in German with German subtitles.

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