Shaping the Future with Knowledge – true to our University’s guiding principle, we offer you – prospective students with refugee status and early career researchers – the opportunity to embark on or continue a degree programme or a career in research, if you meet the necessary requirements. We regard this offer as an important contribution to shaping a key social challenge for the future: paving the way for refugees to receive an education and to become integrated, improving their personal development prospects.
Over 2,000 young people from more than 125 countries already study at our university. They are a valuable asset to the areas of study, teaching and research, and are an established element of university life. Prospective students with refugee status are therefore welcome at our university, and we look forward to welcoming you to Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Leibniz Universität Hannover offers a variety of admission routes, aimed to make it easier for you to start studying or embark on an academic career. In addition, a number of projects have been initiated to provide special requirements, such as legal advice. You’ll find a comprehensive overview, key information and the main contact persons on this page.
Prof Monika Sester
Vice President for International Affairs
What do I need to start studying?
Before you can start studying, a number of issues will need to be clarified. Do i need knowledge of German? Is my school certificate a general university entrance qualification? Find the answers to these questions here.more
Studying at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Perhaps you wish to attend courses as a student or guest auditor – you’ll find more information here.more
Joining the university as an early career researcher
We offer various entry and funding opportunities for PhD students and postdocs.more
Find out about extracurricular activities and counselling services here: university sports, legal support in the asylum procedure by law students, and much, much more.more