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ISEP Exchange - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Hannover, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Best Fit Majors: Computer Science, English, General Business, Landscape Architecture, World Languages, Literature, & Linguistics Language of Instruction: English, German
Program Options: Exchange Credits Earned: 12+
Program Description:
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Program Snapshot

Another member of the TU-9 schools of Excellence in Germany, TU Hannover offers unique courses in landscape architecture and horticulture. Hannover has a reputation for being a "green metropolis" and offers extensive opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

Option 1: ISEP-Exchange for Semester or Full Year (German, English)
Option 2: ISEP-Exchange Summer Engineering Internship (in English)

Fast Facts

Hannover, Germany (pop. 515,000)
Student Enrollment: 25,000
Language of instruction: German, English
Course links
Courses in English
Summer Internship


Scholarships are available during the 2011-12 Academic Year!

More information about the ISEP Annette Kade Scholarship for Study in Germany (for students applying to full-year & semester one programs).

More information about The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship


Hannover is located at the junction of all essential transportation networks in Germany and is the cultural and economic centre of the German state of Lower Saxony. Hannover is the heart of a region of about 1.2 million people, and is surround by numerous lakes, forests, and hills. The Harz Mountains are about 80 km to the south, and the famous "Luneburger Heide" is in the north.

The city itself offers numerous parks and idyllic gardens, which have helped to spread the city's reputation for being a "green metropolis" - amoung them are the famous royal gardens in Herrenahusen. Today's city shows an attractive mixture of historic buildings and modern architecture.

The old city centre and the modern shopping areas are surrounded by attractive living districts of the 19th century architecture. Hannover occupies the leading position in the international trade fair business: five of the ten biggest exhibitions in the world take place in Hannover. The flagship is CeBIT, which is the world's largest fair in the fields of communication, information, and telecommunications. In 2000, the city hosted the World Exposition EXPO 2000, which attracted participants and visitors from all over the world.

Program Type

Academic year or semester exchanges

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Summer program available.

Program Dates

Academic year: mid October - mid July;
Semester 1: early October - mid February;
Semester 2: early April to mid July.


Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture, Geography, Geology, Life Science, Plant Biotechnology), Humanities (German language and literature, English language and literature, philosophy, history, theology, social sciences, political science, education), Economics

Courses taught in English

Some courses are offered in English, especially in Language and Literature; Business and Economics; TEFL; Political Science; and the Natural Sciences (horticulture, biology, floriculture, agriculture, physiology). Courses in English vary each semester; students should check the online course listings to see which will be offered before applying. See also the detailed sample of spring semester courses.

Business/Economics Courses in English

Housing and Meals

In most cases, ISEP students are housed in single-occupancy rooms in one of our student residences or alternatively in a single-occupancy room in an apartment shared with other students. A stipend will be provided to cover the cost of housing fees. A stipend will also be provided for meals, which can be used in cafeterias, restaurants, or shops. Married students can be accommodated with sufficient advanced notice.


Students should always inform their host ISEP coordinator of their arrival time, which should be during regular business hours (M-F). Germany has a safe and reliable network of public transportation which will take students from the airport to their host site easily and most people in Germany will speak fluent English.

A one week (in general first week of October/April) orientation provides an introduction to the city of Hannover and the surrounding region, an introduction to the University of Hannover, general information, and assistance in administrative matters. Application forms will be sent to students once admitted. Some faculties of study offer an additional, faculty-specific orientation as well.
Click here for a sample orientation guide.

Student Activities

Leibniz Universität Hannover has numerous student groups from A to Z.The international group "ISAH" gives assistance and advice to international students:

Germany Country Handbook


The University of Hannover is mainly based in the Welfen Castle, located right in the middle of the famous royal gardens of Herrenhausen. While only 64 pupils first attended the original Vocational School, founded in 1831, the university now has around 25,000 students, 4,000 of which are international students. Over 2,000 academics and scientists work at the university in 9 faculties with over 160 departments and institutes.

This diversity of academic and scientific disciplines combined with high-quality research and excellent study conditions make Hannover University an attractive study destination. Facilities include libraries (the "TIB" technical library is among the largest and best in German), research centres such as the laser lab, the center for water-waves experiments, the production engineering centre, a computer centre, a sports centre, and a language centre.
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ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.