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Deadline: UGA Exchange, Leibniz University of Hannover

Hannover, Germany

There is a study abroad opportunity to go to Hannover, Germany and take some LING courses for UGA credit. Please see the information below for more details:

Founded in 1831 by the scholar Karl Karmarsch, the “Higher Trade School of Hannover” started with only 64 students. Today, Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) has more than 27,000 students of which about 4000 are international students in the natural sciences and engineering, in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in law and economics.

Hannover Info Sheet

Contact Information

Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Linguistics Program / Germanic & Slavic Studies

209 Joseph E. Brown Hall

Telephone: 706-542-0814


Ms. Colleen Larson

Education Abroad Advisor

Office of International Education

International Education Building

1324 S. Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30602

Telephone: 706-542-2900


Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Linguistics courses taught in English are available, though German is primary language of instruction at Hannover
  • Previous German language study is recommended, but not required. Students without advanced German proficiency must take a German course while at Hannover
  • Students with GRMN 3010 may enroll in courses fully taught in German

Program Itinerary

  • Hannover Academic Calendar 
  • Hannover Winter Semester =  UGA Fall Semester
  • Hannover Summer Semester = UGA Spring Semester
  • Spring Semester:  March to July *with March Intensive German Language Program
  • Full Academic Year:  September to July *with September Intensive German Language Program


Housing Information

Accommodation Service

The Hannover International Office in cooperation with the Hannover Studentenwerk (students' association) and others offer an accommodation service for international exchange students. The service is free of charge, and the Accommodation Service will help you to find a room or an apartment before coming to Hanover. As the International Office has a limited number of dormitories for these groups, it follows the rule: "First come, first served".

Additional Information

Preparation and Information Prior to Studies


Welcome Reception

Life on Campus

Information during the stay abroad

Information before leaving Hannover

Hannover FAQs

Study Abroad Page

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