Application for one or more exchange semesters

What are the deadlines for a semester abroad at Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts? What are the first steps? Here you will find everything you need to know about applying!

Application through our portal

For exchange studies at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts you have to apply on our application platform Mobility Online. The platform will open approximately 15 days before the respective application deadline. We strongly recommend that you acquire a language level of B2 in English or German before joining us at the Hochschule in order to be able to follow the course content.

The academic year is divided into two semesters:

  •     the winter semester begins on 1 September each year (ending 28 February)
  •     the summer semester begins on 1 March each year (ending: 31 August).

Detailed semester dates of Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts can be found here.

Application deadlines (Mobility Online):

Winter semester: until 15 May

Summer semester: until 1 November

Click here to go to the application portal Mobility Online:

Mobility Online for Incomings

Mobility Online for 2plus3 students


Application documents

Please enter all your personal data truthfully and completely in the portal.

You must upload the following documents to Mobility Online by the application deadline to complete your application:

  •     Letter of motivation
  •     Transcript of Records
  •     Biometric photo
  •     Portofolio (only for Design and Media)
  •     Pre-selection International Study Programme (only for Design and Media; document will be displayed in Mobility Online)

You will find condensed information on the application in our  Fact Sheet.


Matriculation (enrolment) is valid for one semester.

After you have submitted your application documents (see above) in full and after the application deadline, your application will be reviewed by our respective faculty for which you have applied. You will receive an answer about the acceptance or rejection of your application via the Mobility Online Portal approximately two weeks after the application deadline.

If you have any questions about the specific answer to your application, please contact the relevant International Faculty Office at our university. The International Faculty Officer of the respective faculty can give you details about the reasons for a possible rejection of your application.

You will be enrolled once your stay has been confirmed by our university and you have uploaded all the necessary documents on our application platform Mobility Online:

  •     Proof of health insurance
  •     Transfer receipt for the payment of the semester fee

Health insurance

Please upload a valid health insurance policy (travel insurance is not accepted) covering your entire stay in Hannover. Please note that private health insurance is no longer accepted.
European Union students please upload your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).


Semester fee

Please note that some international banks charge an additional fee for the transaction to Europe.
Please take this into account and choose a correspondingly higher transfer amount.

If you have uploaded your documents and transferred the semester fee within the deadlines, you will receive your CampusCard and certificate of enrolment when you arrive at our welcome events. Otherwise, you can pick up the documents at the Advisory Services department.

If you would like to stay at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts for a second semester, then please contact us (hsh-incoming(at)

The steps you need to take to plan your stay after you have applied and been accepted by our university can be found on the page "Planning your stay".