Leibniz University Hannover

Program Details

Program Location Hannover, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20177
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2024 04/01/24 to 08/15/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Leibniz University Hannover

University:  Founded in 1831, Leibniz University Hannover has an enrollment of about 21,000 students. The nine faculties include architecture, education, engineering, horticulture, humanities, management, science, and social sciences.

Location:  Hannover is the capital of Niedersachsen, a state in north-central Germany.  The city has a population of just over 600,000 and consists of a combination of 11th-century half-timbered structures, 19th-century palaces, and striking modern architecture.

German Language Skills:  Courses at the undergraduate level are taught in German. To be successful, liberal arts participants in this exchange program should have completed a minimum of five semesters of college-level German and are required to attend the month-long intensive language program prior of the start of the semester.  Purdue students in engineering and science may be able to take beginning master's level courses which are taught in English.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Leibniz University Hannover
Liberal Arts majors need to have completed a minimum of five semesters of college-level German to apply; engineering and science majors are not required to have as much German language ability.  All Purdue students approved for this exchange are required to attend the month-long intensive language program prior of the start of the semester. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 2-5 Sem German

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Students at the University of Hannover have a variety of housing choices. The Studentenwerk Hannover offers furnished rooms in 14 different dormitories across the city. Other possibilities are rooms in communal apartments or small private apartments.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Along with the costs outlined below, students participating on exchange programs in Germany should expect to pay a semester contribution toward subsidized services at their host university.  These fees range from approximately €75 to €350 per semester and typically include a pass for regional public transportation.  See your study abroad advisor for more details.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $450.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $2,500.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Visa $150.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Applicants for this program may also be interested in scholarships offered by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Leibniz University Hannover

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.