The International Office organises a “Welcome Reception” held for all international exchange students the week before courses start.
During the "Welcome Reception" staff members of the International Office provide important information on studying at Leibniz Universität Hannover (like course registration, etc.) and organisational requirements (e.g. city registration, visa, insurance).Moreover, the students receive information about the benefits of the semester ticket (e.g. free use of all public transportation in Hannover and all regional trains in Lower Saxony, reduced prices for meals in the cafeterias, free courses in the university’s Sports Centre, etc.).
Various university institutions such as the Language Center (FSZ), the Technical Information Library (TIB), the University Library (UB), the University Sports Centre (ZfH) and the Regional Computing Centre of Lower Saxony (RRZN) will be introduced to the students. Of course, students will also have the chance to get to know other exchange students and – thanks to the Erasmus Student Network Hannover (ESN Hannover), get in contact with students of the Leibniz Universität Hannover. During the "Welcome Reception," it is also possible to get assistance with applying for a residence permit and with opening a bank account.