Studying in Hanover

Tips and Helpful Information on Student Life

In order to facilitate the start of your studies and help you settle in Hanover, we have compiled important and interesting topics and links below.



The first thing to do as an international student is to find accommodation. The Student Services Organisation Hanover offers a good contact point for this with an overview of the various student residences including addresses.
You can see their website below.
Student Dormitories

For those who are looking for their own apartment or a nice shared flat, the following addresses might be helpful:
WG-Gesucht (flat search)
Studenten-WG (shared flats for students)
Housing Exchange - Student Services Organisation Hanover

Another important point of contact is the respective citizens' office.
Here you will find further information on the jurisdicions, locations and appointments.
Citizen's Service


BAföG (Federal Training Promotion Act)

Equally important is the department of financial aid for education of the Student Services Organisation Hanover, which is responsible for the processing of BAföG.
You can find all important information about applications, deadlines and forms on the website of the Student Services:
BAföG (Federal Training Promotion Act)


Around Hanover

In addition to the offers of the Center for University Sports, there are many different sports clubs in and around Hanover, here you will find a list of the different disciplines.
Sports Clubs

In order to get to know Hanover better, here is a short overview of the different neighbourhoods with a description of their characteristics and the Pocket Guide for Hanover
Neighbourhoods of Hanover
Pocket Guide Hannover

In the student blog of the HAZ (a newspaper) you can find many tips and information about Hanover, its cafés, bars and festivals and other events.
Campus 0511

Besides the cafés and bars, Hannover also offers many green spaces and parks for quiet, sunny days, which are definitely worth a visit.
In the following you will find an overview of the various parks in and around Hannover.


What is the Expo Plaza?

The Expo Plaza is located in the north-western quarter of the Expo Park, between the German Pavilion and the TUI Arena. This is a large square which is often used for events in summer. The Expo Plaza was part of the former Expo 2000. The site also features the Exposeeum, a museum with pictures and exhibits from the 153 daylong Expo 2000 World Exhibition.


What is on the Expo Plaza site today?

In addition to the campus of Faculty 3, there is the TUI Arena, the canteen "Große Pause", a discotheque, a hotel, a vocational school and office buildings.

The building at Expo Plaza 12 houses the Information and Communication Department and the Drama Department of the University of Music and Drama. The Department of Design and Media of Faculty 3 is located in the building of Expo Plaza 2, which is also called Design Center.


How to get there?

Take the metro line 6 (direction Messe/Ost) to the Expo Plaza. From the metro station, walk across the pedestrian overpass and then down the stairs. Walk left past the building and along the tree-lined avenue. Almost at the end of the building you will see on your left the entrance to the Hochschule Hannover - Expo-Plaza 12.