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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

  • Welfengarten 1
  • 30167 Hannover
  • Phone: +49 511 762-0
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1831
Total number of Students 30,191
Students at this campus 30,191
Semester contribution 439,73 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0.0 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
18.0 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
30.3 %
Humanities, Languages
8.6 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
36.5 %
Other studies
6.5 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
53.6 %
Master's degree
27.9 %
Teacher qualification degree
10.3 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
7.6 %
Other types of degrees
0.7 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Technology and Natural Sciences and University Library is the German National Library of Science and Technology as well as Architecture, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, based in Hanover. With its holdings of over 9 million media units, including a comprehensive digital offering, it is the world's largest specialist library in its fields. The five sites with over 1,800 individual and group workspaces, are open up to 102 hours/week. The TIB has been named Library of the Year 2020. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, German Sign Language. Latin and ancient Greek are offered at the historical seminar. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. The programme is open to: Hanover University of Applied Sciences, Hanover University of Veterinary Medicine, University of Music, Theatre and Media Hanover, Hanover Medical School, Leibniz Academy / Leibniz University of Applied Sciences, universities affiliated to the University Sports Association of Lower Saxony Bremen (HVNB). In return, students and employees of the LUH are allowed to participate in the university sports program of the universities from the HVNB. Participation is subject to fees. The Hanover university sports programme offers a wide range of activities including more than 100 different types of sport and 800 courses per semester. The vibrant SportCAMPUS is home to the new CAMPUSFit fitness studio, which is spread across a training area covering 750 m² and sets a high standard for varied and effective fitness training. In addition, the KletterCAMPUS climbing hall is another highlight on the property. In times of the Corona pandemic, Hannover University Sports offers a free online sports programme. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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