Further Recommendations


We recommend our international students

to take part at some especial courses and events.

Welcome Weeks

The Welcome Weeks take place before the start of winter semester and lasts two weeks. It offers the opportunity to start successfully into your studies, to meet other students, to find new friends and to earn credits at the german course at the same time. Other visiting students take part in the Welcome Weeks.



In spring semester, the International Office offers “Spring Welcome Weeks” for the international incoming students. These include an intensive German language course and the chance to discover the city of Hanover and its surroundings. The International Office will also help you to complete the formalities (e.g. enrolment and residence permit). The exact date of the “Spring Welcome Weeks” will be provided by the International Office.


Language Learning

German courses / German as a Foreign Language

You would like to become more apt at speaking German? The ZLB-Language Center offers 2-week intensive German courses each semester, in February and September, before classes start. Additional German courses are scheduled at other dates during the semester. More information will be provided by the language center:

E-Mail: fremdsprachen@hs-hannover.de


If you would like to improve your German language skills before studying in Hannover please see the ERASMUS-website (offer of online language course free of charge).

International Evenings

International evenings offer the oportunity for german and international students to get to know each other and have a drink or sign up for a trip. There are many opportunities for leisure activities in Hanover and in the wider Hanover region. Please get in contact with our Incoming Service: hsh-incoming@hs-hannover.de