Germany: Experiencing German Science and Engineering Program at Leibniz Universität Hannover
- No prior German language necessary!
- Studying Engineering? Perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in German culture and learn about German science and engineering.
- Visit some of the most successful companies in Germany like VW, Sennheiser, and Lenze Electric.
The University of Hannover is the second largest university in the state of Lower Saxony, with more than 20,000 students. Established in 1831, the University is divided into 9 schools and offers approximately 80 fields of study.
Hannover is a mid-size northern German town of 500,000 inhabitants, not far from Berlin and Hamburg. It is known to be a modern, green, and safe and secure city. Many company headquarters are located here and the world's biggest IT-Fair takes place in Hannover.
Largely destroyed by World War II, the city has been rebuilt in exemplary modern fashion and has been called a masterpiece of advanced planning--combining parks and tree-lined streets with bold and imaginative solutions for the city's traffic problems. Hannover is known for its parks and gardens, the most famous of which is the Herrenhauser Gärten (Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen), beautifully preserved in the Baroque style. In 2011, Hannover was voted the greenest big city in Germany.
Course of Study
This program is designed for students from North America to get their first study abroad experience. It offers an unique chance to get to know German science & engineering at university and industrial level by visiting world known companies (e.g. VW, Sennheiser, Lenze Electric, and others) and research institutes at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Furthermore, students will get an overview on Germany and its mentality by visiting cultural sights and historical monuments (e.g. Marienburg, Hameln, Celle, museums).
Credits earned at foreign institutions are transferable to UNL by departmental validation. Students will earn 2 ECTS credits, which will transfer back to Nebraska as 1 US credit hour. Please see "earning credit" page on UNL Education Abroad site for more information
This program is open to undergraduate UNL students in good academic standing. You must apply through Leibniz Universität Hannover. The application procedure and deadline is found here. Their application is due in early February.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
Program cost includes tuition, housing in a student dorm, public and in-country transportation, and entrance fees.
Explanation of Costs
For more information about the program cost, please see Hannover's German and Science and Engineering Program website here. Students pay the cost of tuition-fees directly to Leibniz University. Students will be charged through MyRed the $150 study abroad fee.
Upon confirmation of nomination acceptance, program participants will pay a $150 commitment deposit. The $150 deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from a program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal (including a non-refundable $150 Education Abroad Fee).
Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:
University of Hannover Website
University of Hannover program website
US Department of State
Center for Disease Control
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