Leibniz University of Hanover: Statistics



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#389 of 14,131 In the World
#159 of 2,785 In Europe
#34 of 369 In Germany
#2 of 26 In Lower Saxony
#1 of 7 In Hanover
#17 of 1,249 For Landscape Architecture
Top50% For 178 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Leibniz University of Hanover is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

Research profile

Leibniz University of Hanover is a world-class research university with 52,564 scientific papers published and 875,667 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, Computer Science, and Organic Chemistry.


Leibniz University of Hanover majors

by publication & citation count

30,528 / 611,825
30,112 / 626,901
26,546 / 596,443
Quantum and Particle physics
22,800 / 488,993
20,839 / 487,792
Environmental Science
20,156 / 425,017
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
18,010 / 231,269
Materials Science
17,941 / 375,796
Computer Science
16,533 / 279,524
Organic Chemistry
15,761 / 416,273
12,014 / 265,574
10,835 / 109,203
Geography and Cartography
10,238 / 193,952
Optical Engineering
9,550 / 205,593
9,239 / 266,155
8,550 / 139,013
8,499 / 173,267
Electrical Engineering
7,930 / 146,141
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,840 / 109,144
Metallurgical Engineering
7,738 / 180,642
7,446 / 169,376
Political Science
7,206 / 81,402
Mechanical Engineering
7,106 / 101,660
6,996 / 193,019
6,880 / 98,095
6,487 / 107,325
6,376 / 150,373
5,180 / 76,884
4,980 / 84,873
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4,844 / 111,391
4,744 / 92,305
4,656 / 81,801
4,621 / 113,965
4,236 / 70,464
Chemical Engineering
4,221 / 130,390
4,208 / 65,099
Physical chemistry
4,151 / 115,098
Aerospace Engineering
4,087 / 72,740
Structural Engineering
4,036 / 62,695
3,829 / 54,079

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 456 2885
1992 508 3314
1993 463 3500
1994 509 3667
1995 648 4208
1996 548 4305
1997 576 4845
1998 629 5251
1999 609 5526
2000 632 6481
2001 697 7036
2002 812 7696
2003 748 8899
2004 783 10282
2005 877 12105
2006 4227 13569
2007 1056 14934
2008 1216 16673
2009 1279 18768
2010 1458 21404
2011 1523 24766
2012 1685 27226
2013 1694 31203
2014 1813 34183
2015 1889 37468
2016 2200 40151
2017 2340 43189
2018 2342 48986
2019 2480 57024
2020 2629 69571
2021 2946 82058
2022 2915 83727
2023 2790 86292
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Leibniz University of Hanover gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree Free
Master's Degree €650
Doctoral Degree Free

The currency used is Euro (€).

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Leibniz University of Hanover.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Applied Linguistics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ethics, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forest Products, Geography, Geology, German, Germanic Studies, History, Horticulture, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metal Techniques, Meteorology, Music, Nanotechnology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Private Law, Production Engineering, Protestant Theology, Religion, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Education, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Transport Management
Master Agricultural Education, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Coastal Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, European Union Law, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Geography (Human), Geology, History, Horticulture, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology, Music Education, Nanotechnology, Native Language Education, Natural Sciences, Optical Technology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Private Law, Production Engineering, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Religious Education, Robotics, Science Education, Social Studies, Special Education, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Technology Education, Town Planning, Transport Management, Water Management
PhD Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, International Studies, Laser Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Natural Sciences, Operations Research, Optics, Physics, Physiology
Habilitation Arts and Humanities, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics

Leibniz University of Hanover alumni

  1. Ursula von der Leyen

    Ursula von der Leyen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    1958-.. (age 66)
    equestrianphysicianpoliticianinternational forum participant

    Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German physician and politician serving as the 13th president of the European Commission since 2019. She served in the German federal government between 2005 and 2019, holding successive positions in Angela Merkel's cabinet, most recently as minister of defence. Von der Leyen is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its EU affiliated group, the European People's Party (EPP).

  2. H.P. Baxxter

    H.P. Baxxter
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1964-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the Leibniz University of Hanover
    Studied jurisprudence
    master of ceremoniessingermusicianrappervoice actor

    Hans Peter Geerdes, professionally known by his stage name H. P. Baxxter, is a German musician who is best known as the lead vocalist of the German techno band Scooter. He founded Scooter with his friend Rick J. Jordan in 1993.

  3. Wolfram von Richthofen

    Wolfram von Richthofen
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1895-1945 (aged 50)
    military officeraircraft pilot

    Wolfram Karl Ludwig Moritz Hermann Freiherr von Richthofen was a German World War I flying ace who rose to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) in the Luftwaffe during World War II.

  4. Wilhelm Busch

    Wilhelm Busch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1832-1908 (aged 76)

    Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch was a German humorist, poet, illustrator, and painter. He published wildly innovative illustrated tales that remain influential to this day.

All 70 notable alumni

Leibniz University of Hanover faculties and divisions

Faculty : Architecture and Landscape Sciences Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Horticulture, Plant and Crop Protection
Faculty : Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Economics and Management Business Administration, Economics, Management
Faculty : Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology
Faculty : Humanities Adult Education, American Studies, Educational Sciences, English Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, History, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Special Education, Teacher Training, Theology, Vocational Education
Faculty : Law European Union Law, Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Physics Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics
Faculty : Mechanical Engineering Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metal Techniques, Production Engineering, Transport Management
Faculty : Natural Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Horticulture, Surveying and Mapping
Research Division : QUEST Leibniz Geology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Meteorology, Nanotechnology, Optical Technology, Physics, Surveying and Mapping

General information

Alternative names LUH
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Founded 1831
Motto Mit Wissen Zukunft gestalten
Shaping the Future with Knowledge
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 6009 Welfengarten 1
Hannover, 30060
City population 553,000

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