Leisure Activities Organised by the International Office

For international and local students

Important Information about all events

Rules for participation

The International Office events 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 12-2 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 begin again on 12.04. 

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

  • 10.04.-31.07.2024 German conversation course for beginners

    🌟 Unlock Your Language Potential with Our German Conversation Course! 🌟

    Are you ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of the German language? Look no further! Join our dynamic and engaging German Conversation Course designed specifically for beginners. Whether you’re a student or simply passionate about learning a new language, this course is perfect for you.
    What You’ll Gain:
    Confidence: Learn to express yourself fluently and confidently in everyday situations.
    Vocabulary Expansion: Discover relevant words and phrases in context.
    Pronunciation Practice: Master the nuances of German pronunciation.
    Real-Life Scenarios: Dive into typical university and daily life conversations.
    Interactive Learning: Engage in discussions, role plays, and “small talk.”
    Cultural Insights: Explore German culture through language.

    When: every Wednesday starting on 10.04.2024 from 6 pm- 8.30 pm
    Where: International Office
    Registration: via eMail to international-events@zuv.uni-hannover.de

  • 15.04.2024 ZQS 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.

    When: 15.04.2024, 4 pm
    Registration: Here.

  • 17.04.2024 Karaoke Night

    Do you love karaoke? Or would you like to get the chance to present your voice in front of people? Then our karaoke night is a great opportunity! From classics to Britney Spears everything is possible. Join us to sing and have fun!

    When: 17.04.2024, 8 pm
    Where: International Office
    Registration: Here.

  • 24.04.2024 Pottery class (Fully Booked)

    Unleash your creativity at our pottery class! Join fellow students in a hands-on experience where imagination meets clay. Discover the art of shaping, molding, and crafting beautiful pottery pieces. Don't miss out on this chance to ignite your artistic passion.

    When: 24.04.2024, 6 pm
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Fully Booked

  • 27.04.2024 Daytrip to Lüneburg (FULLY BOOKED)

    🌟 Explore Lüneburg with Us! 🌟

    You are cordially invited to join our exciting excursion to Lüneburg! 🎉
    What Awaits You?
    City Tour: Immerse yourself in the history and charm of this beautiful city. Our knowledgeable guides will reveal Lüneburg’s hidden treasures – from historic alleys to picturesque squares.
    Salt Museum Visit: Discover everything about the fascinating salt history of this region. The Salt Museum provides a unique insight into Lüneburg’s past and the significance of salt mining.
    Community and Fun: Meet international students from around the world! Share your impressions, make new friends, and enjoy the company in a friendly and open atmosphere.

    When: 27.04.2024, whole day
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Here.

  • 04.05.2024 Hiking Daytrip to Harz (FULLY BOOKED)

    We will go to the mountains of Harz to go on a hike there. It will be a whole day in the nature with a lot of hiking. Meanwhile you have the chance to meet new people and enjoy the landscape. Join us!

    When: 04.05.2024, whole day
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Here.

  • 06.05.2024 Workshop: Surviving and Thriving in Germany

    The goal of the workshop is to familiarize international students with cultural values, mindset and expectations in the university setting and everyday life in Germany. The students will have the opportunity to reflect about their own culture in comparison to German culture, discuss personal experiences, ask questions and exchange their viewpoints. Through the content and interaction in the workshop students will receive helpful tools and information for their life in Germany, reduce misunderstandings and frustrations, and be more able to reach their academic and personal goals. The workshop will be held in English.

    When: 06.05.2024, 3 pm
    Where: International Office
    Registration: Here.

  • 11.05.2024 Eurovision Song Contest Night

    Have you ever heard of the Eurovision Song Contest? During this contest the European countries (+Australia) battle it out and let the winning country host the next contest. For those who know it and for those who do not. Join us in crowning our own Eurovision Song Contest Winner!

    When: 11.05.2024, 8 pm
    Where: International Office
    Registration: Here.

  • 13.05.2024 ZQS Workshop: Applying for Work in Germany

    The covid-crisis may have changed your situation and applying for work in Germany can seem like a more difficult process 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.

    When: 13.05.2024, 2 pm
    Registration: Here.

  • 19.05.2024 Table Tennis Contest

    🏓 Table Tennis Fun Tournament! 🏓

    You are cordially invited to join our one-day table tennis event! 🎉
    What Awaits You?
    Friendly Competition: Dive into the world of table tennis and enjoy a day filled with fun and friendly sporting challenges. No pressure, just pure enjoyment of the game!
    International Atmosphere: Meet students from all around the world! Get to know new people, make connections, and experience the diversity of our university.
    Community and Laughter: Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player – we’ll all play together and have a fantastic time. Let the ball fly and relish the company!

    When: 19.05.2024, 9 am
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Registration: Here.

  • 20.05.2024 Casino Night

    Fun casino night! Many different games together in a dressed up event for a sophisticated Monte Carlo feel. Let’s play some games!

    When: 20.05.2024, 7 pm
    Where: International Office
    Registration: Here.

  • 24.05.2024 Daytrip to Marienborn Memorial (GDR border crossing point)

    We will go on an excursion together to the Marienborn Memorial. The Marienborn German Division Memorial
    commemorates the inner-German border until 1989. The former GDR border crossing
    has been a listed monument since 1990. We will take a guided tour there, visit many of the buildings and facilities
    in their original condition and learn about German history at the time of the division.

    When: 24.05.2024, whole day
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Fee: 5 Euros
    Registration: In the Welcome Centre of the International Office until the 20.05.2024.

  • 25.05.2024 First Aid Course

    What do I have to do when somebody gets injured? How can I help? What should I know of? If you have asked yourself those questions or work in an environment where accidents can happen join this first-aid-course with us. The course will be at the institution Johanniter and in the end we will get a certificate. The course will be held in english.

    When: 25.05.2024, whole day
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.
    Fee: 10 Euros
    Registration: In the Welcome Centre of the International Office until 21.05.2024.

  • 27.05.2024 ZQS 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.

    When: 27.05.2024, 3 pm
    Anmeldung: Hier.

  • 31.05.2024 Calligraphy Evening

    Bring your artistic touch to our calligraphic night. Let’s write some beautiful words in german! Beautiful poems or inspiring quotes. You can bring an art piece back home.

    When: 31.05.2024, 6 pm
    Where: International Office
    Registration: Here.

  • 05.06.2024 Workshop: Self-Management Skills

    Life Being a student is a full-time job that comes with a lot of responsibilities, demands and stresses of its own. By learning to set priorities, managing time and dealing with stress, students can remain focused and motivated. In this interactive workshop you can gather different techniques and tools for reaching goals in academic and personal life. This workshop will be held in English.

    When: 05.06.2024, 3 pm
    Where: International Office


  • 07.06.2024 ZQS Workshop: Preparing for Job Interviews

    Preparing for job interviews is a very important part of your job search. While some employers are returning to in person meetings, many interviews are still held remotely. This workshop is designed to guide you through the interview process and make sure you are prepared for either format. We will make sure you know what to expect, what kind of questions to anticipate and how to answer them. There will also be time for you to ask any questions you may have. The workshop will be held in English.

    When: 07.06.2024, 2 pm
    Registration: Here.

  • 08.06.2024 Daytrip to Goslar

    We will visit the beautiful town of Goslar together and be enchanted by its very special architecture. There will be a tour of a mine and we will take a guided tour of the town to learn about its history. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people. Come and join our excursion!

    When: 08.06.2024, whole day
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.

  • 10.06.2024 ZQS Workshop: Career Fairs

    Would you like to visit a career fair in Germany and are wondering how to make the most of your visit?
    This workshop will help you prepare. You will reflect on your goals for the fair and learn how best to come in contact with companies and also how to stay in contact with them. The workshop is characterised by practical exercises and an active exchange of ideas.
    Leibniz University Hanover's company contact fair "Career Dates" will take place on 18th and 19th June 2024 in the Lichthof. Here you can apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly by establishing personal contact with companies of various sizes and industries and benefit from numerous vacancies for internships or career entry.
    Please note that this workshop is offered twice, once in German and once in English. This is the one in English.

    When: 10.06.2024, 1 pm
    Registration: Here.

  • 15.06.2024 Chinese evening

    To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, our Chinese student group is hosting an exciting cultural evening! Come and indulge in the tasty treats of Zongzi while savoring the authentic flavors of Chinese barbecue! Join us for a memorable night filled with fun, tradition, and mouthwatering delights!

    When: 15.06.2024, 6 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 20.06.2024 Sundowner Yoga

    Do you feel stressed and want to relax or do you simply want to enjoy a slow evening outside? Then join our Sundowner Yoga Session, following a walk through the nature in hanover.

    When: 20.06.2024, 7 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 21.06.2024 Scavenger Hunt

    We are going to play scavenger hunt outdoors, you must collect various treasures to win! In different stations, we will also play some children’s games from Netflix „Squid games“. Making some sweet Dalgonas and Red Light, Green Light, etc. Just bring a lot of energy and fun spirit!

    When: 21.06.2024, 1 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 25.06.2024 Table Quiz

    There is a table quiz every semester and a new winning group every semester. Questions are asked on various topics (which we will of course keep to ourselves). Come to the table quiz and show what you or your group can do.

    When: 25.06.2024, 7 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 27.06.2024 Cooking Evening: Italian Cuisine

    Ciao amici,
    Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy without leaving Hannover? Get your aprons ready and prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable Italian cooking event that will tantalize your senses and transport you to the charming streets of Italy!

    When: 27.06.2024, 5 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 06.07.2024 Hiking Trip to Ith

    Hey everyone,
    Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of city life? Do you crave some fresh air, adventure, and the chance to explore nature's wonders? Then I have an exciting opportunity for you! We're organizing a hiking trip to the beautiful region near Hannover, specifically to the stunning area of Ith.

    When: 06.07.2024, whole day
    Where: The meeting point will be announced in the reminder.

  • 14.07.2024 Soccer Euro Final and International BBQ

    Do you want to watch the European Championship soccer final, but you don't know with whom? We'll meet up and watch the game together. We also want to have a big international barbecue. Bring something typical from your country that you would like to share with everyone. We are looking forward to a great sporting event with you!

    When: 14.07.2024, 8 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 18.07.2024 Let's Study Together

    The semester will soon be over and the exam phase will start. Meet up together for a study!

    When: 18.07.2024, 3 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 19.07.2024 Toastmaster's Day (Cooperation with the Club)

    Practice and improve your communication and leadership skills. Grow your public speaking skills through honest and supportive peer evaluation. Everyone prepares a short public speech about fun small topics, strict timing and feedbacks.

    When: 19.07.2024, 6 pm
    Where: International Office

  • 27.07.2024 Farewell Party (Second Hand Bazaar and Photo Contest)

    Join us for an exciting student event featuring a Clothing Swap, Fashion Show, Second Hand Bazaar, Farewell Potluck Dinner, and Photo Contest! Bring your pre-loved clothes, showcase your style on the runway, shop sustainable fashion finds, share delicious dishes, and capture memories in our photo competition. Don't miss out on this fun-filled evening of community, creativity, and sustainability!

    When: 27.07.2024, 2 pm
    Where: International Office


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