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Admission and Language Abilities

Which steps you must take for being admitted to study depends on your educational background and your country of origin. Detailed information on this topic can be found on the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD = German Academic Exchange Service) website, on page University admission and requirements.

A fundamental requirement for taking up a course of study in Germany is the knowledge of the language. You will need German as much for your studies as in daily life. Even if many people at university can speak English: generally speaking you need German for real communication. The language is the key to integrate into daily life. Last but not least, language abilities are a big advantage when applying for a job. Your future employer will definitely expect you to have acquired a thorough knowledge of the German language during your stay abroad. As you can see: there are many good reasons to learn the language of your host country!

During application you will have to prove your language abilities or pass certain tests. For detailed information on this, please refer to the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) website, on page German Language. Both the Fachsprachenzentrum (FSZ) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover and the ZSW – Language Center of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover offer a large variety of language tests.

If you have questions about admission (attending a preparatory college, application period, language test etc.) and your stay in Germany, the International Offices of the universities will be happy to help you. For contact and e-mail information, please refer to the International Offices' websites:

International Offices
Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
Hochschule Hannover (HsH = University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover)
Medizinische Hochschule (MHH = Hannover Medical School)
Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule (TiHo = University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation)
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien (HMTMH = Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media)
Fachhochschule für die Wirtschaft Hannover (FHDW = Business University of Applied Sciences in Hanover)



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