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University of Applied Sciences Hannover

The University of Applied Sciences Hannover is a smaller university in the city of Hannover, with strong focus on two academic fields: Business Studies and Computer Science. These cooperate to a large extent with businesses in the region.

As Hannover is known for its high-quality educational institutions, the city has many students. Hannover has a rich cultural environment and is a good mix of an urban centre and spacious green areas. The city itself is easily accessible on foot and by bicycle. Hannover is known for its many international events, and each year it hosts the world’s largest computer exposition. Octoberfest Hannover is the second largest Octoberfest in the world, and if you love cheese, you might find the European Cheese Centre worth a visit.


This is an Erasmus + agreement. As an Erasmus student, you will be participating in the world’s largest exchange programme and can study at good European universities without paying tuition. Through Erasmus+, you will be given an extra grant that provides more money to enjoy your stay.


B1 in English is required to study at this university

Everyone participating in an Erasmus+ exchange programme must take an online language test online before they travel, and they will be given access to a language course through this service. The Division of Research, Internationalisation and Innovation (AFII) will inform you of this test in advance.

If you can document that part of the study takes place in german, you may receive a grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway for a 4-week language course to be taken in Germany prior to the start of the semester.


You will not be paying tuition at this institution and will receive the Erasmus+ grant in addition to a grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway. You will receive the same financial support from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway as for studies in Norway, in addition to a travel grant. You must pay a semester fee to HVL in order to receive a loan and grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway during the exchange period.

Course approval

In order to apply for a student exchange programme, your application must first be approved by the study programme of your faculty. An approved application means that you have been given an academic pre-approval for the course or traineeship you will be doing abroad. The academic pre-approval specifies what you will be doing while you are on an exchange programme and confirms these activities will be fully approved as part of your education plan at HVL.

What can I study?

Joint Master's Programme in Software Engineering

It is possible for you to do an exchange programme during the master’s programme and take either theoretical subjects or work on your master’s thesis. Speak with your academic contact person to find out when it would be best to go.