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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Can my degree and my grade be checked before applying?

If you want to receive a safe estimation we will need a scan of your transcript of records from your university.

What does studying and living in Hannover cost?

Concerning the costs: you will pay 410,35 € for semester fees at Leibniz Universität Hannover (state of affairs) and all costs of living are approx. 930€ per month. Please check the university’s webpage for actual information on semester fee  https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/studium/immatrikulation/rueckmeldung/ and the international office for living costs: http://www.international.uni-hannover.de/lebenshaltungskosten0.html?&L=1.

What does “GuG” and “GnG” mean?

“GuG”: stands for “Geodäsie und Geoinformatik”, the programme’s German Name.

“GnG” or “G’n’G” is the abbreviation for the programme’s name “Geodesy and Geoinformatics”.

Does the programme require an internship in a company or governmental office?

The study programme does not require a mandatory internship.

How can I get a job when I am in Hannover?

As soon as you are student in our faculty, you may apply for student jobs in our university, such as research assistant or tutor or assistant at different institutes or international office e. g.. The job opportunities in our department are quite good, especially in international reseach, since this is mainly done in English. For some jobs you will need German of course. You may also look for a job on your own, for example in a company or a shop.

How can I find an accommodation in Hannover?

In Germany students choose their accommodation on their own, so you will have to apply for a room or appartment on yourself.
You can look for accomodation help here:
http://www.studentenwerk-hannover.de/en-rooms.html
http://www.international.uni-hannover.de/wohnen_hannover.html?&L=1

How will I care for health insurance?

Most students go to one of the big German health insurances as soon as they arrive in Hannover and close a contract with them.

Can my degree and my grade be checked before applying?

If you want to receive a safe estimation we will need a scan of your transcript of records from your university.

What does studying and living in Hannover cost?

Concerning the costs: you will pay 410,35 € for semester fees at Leibniz Universität Hannover (state of affairs) and all costs of living are approx. 930€ per month. Please check the university’s webpage for actual information on semester fee  https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/studium/immatrikulation/rueckmeldung/ and the international office for living costs: http://www.international.uni-hannover.de/lebenshaltungskosten0.html?&L=1.

What does “GuG” and “GnG” mean?

“GuG”: stands for “Geodäsie und Geoinformatik”, the programme’s German Name.

“GnG” or “G’n’G” is the abbreviation for the programme’s name “Geodesy and Geoinformatics”.

Does the programme require an internship in a company or governmental office?

The study programme does not require a mandatory internship.

How can I get a job when I am in Hannover?

As soon as you are student in our faculty, you may apply for student jobs in our university, such as research assistant or tutor or assistant at different institutes or international office e. g.. The job opportunities in our department are quite good, especially in international reseach, since this is mainly done in English. For some jobs you will need German of course. You may also look for a job on your own, for example in a company or a shop.

How can I find an accommodation in Hannover?

In Germany students choose their accommodation on their own, so you will have to apply for a room or appartment on yourself.
You can look for accomodation help here:
http://www.studentenwerk-hannover.de/en-rooms.html
http://www.international.uni-hannover.de/wohnen_hannover.html?&L=1

How will I care for health insurance?

Most students go to one of the big German health insurances as soon as they arrive in Hannover and close a contract with them.

 

Application

Will my application be accepted, if I do not have a bachelor degree in Geodesy/Geoinformatics?

Usually students from geomatics apply for this program, but we do also have students coming from geosciences or geography. In case you have a degree in Computer Science, an Engineering Science or any Natural Science: your application might be accepted or rejected. In case you will be accepted the commission will most likely strongly recommend pursuing a certain list of courses from our bachelor degree programme first, so that you will be well prepared for the master level courses. In this case you will be registered in the regular master programme and attend other courses, some voluntarily (without exams) and some mandatory (with exams), without being registered in the bachelor programme. At the start of your studies you will have a compulsory consultation in which we will strongly recommend to take certain lectures from our Bachelor degree program to catch up with the topics unknown or less known to you.

When is the application deadline?

Winter semester (start in October): application for all applicants from a country outside the EU is May 31st.

Application deadline for all applicants from the EU is July 15th.

Summer semester (start in April): application for all applicants from a country outside the EU is November 30st.

Application deadline for all applicants from the EU is January 15th.

How do I apply?

Please apply for our master degree programme online ending with deadline May 31st/July 15th or November 30th/January 15th (all documents have to be here in paper mail at the university).

At the end of the online application you print out the application form automatically and then send everything in hard copy to the central university admission office (address and all details will appear in the online system).

The university uses an online application site, which will be opened during the application period. The link works only during application time: https://qis.verwaltung.uni-hannover.de/qisserver/servlet/de.his.servlet.RequestDispatcherServlet?state=wimma&stg=b&imma=einl

Further information on the university's website: http://www.uni-hannover.de/en/studium/studienfuehrer/geodaesie-msc/bewerbung/

Download our timeline and some additional information in short form.

When is the online application site open? Why does the site not work?

For an application to start studying in October the online application site is open from

mid April to May 31st for applicants outside the EU and beginning of June to July 15th for EU-applicants.

For an application to start studying in April the online application site is open from

mid October to November 30th for applicants outside the EU and beginning of December to January 15th for EU-applicants.

Which documents do I need to enclose in my application?

The list of documents will appear as soon as you go through the online application as well. Originally it is written down in the application regulations (in German language, because it's an official law).
Please add (all certified copies)

  • Your CV
  • Language certificate (this document is the only one that can be sent or reached in later than the application deadline at the latest with deadline of registration)
  • Application form (online version)
  • Certificate of your first degree (Bachelor)
  • Transcript of records in English or German if needed

Copies of your original certificates (don’t send originals!) can usually be certified by different institutions in your home country: the institution itself.

When will I be informed about the application’s results?

The admission board will have their meetings approximately one-two weeks after the deadlines and then decide about the admissions (mid of June). One the day after the meeting we will inform all applicants about the decision by email. The official admission letter from university will be sent in the following weeks after the meetings (end of June, letters might take some time depending on the country they are sent to).

Can I get a letter of confirmation for applying for a scholarship at DAAD?

Yes. Please send your documents by email: bachelor degree certificate, transcript of records and a CV.

Who is responsible in the application process?

Generally, all applications are administered in the university’s central registration office. It has a subdivision for international applications from outside the EU. It receives all letters with applications and after the admission’s board decision it writes and sends all official admission letters. At the end of the application process, it registers the students and checks all needed documents.

The admission board, which decides on the applications, belongs to the Faculty. It is a team of professors, academic staff and students, that holds meetings, discusses about the applications (for example if a bachelor degree is a similar subject to Geodesy or if it is a full admission or a conditional one). In the process of admission the board issues an order (legal enactment) and thereby decides on the applications. Afterwards it gives back the list of applicants for the central registration office to send the letters to the applicants.

Please also see the organisation chart.

How do I accept the place in the programme?

As said in the admission letter, you will reach in the following documents to be enrolled in university:

  • Filled in registration form (is sent to you together with the admission letter)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Payment receipt of semester fee
  • Copy of passport and valid visa
  • (If you have been enrolled at another German university in the same study programme you need proof or removal from  their student register additionally)

Will my application be accepted, if I do not have a bachelor degree in Geodesy/Geoinformatics?

Usually students from geomatics apply for this program, but we do also have students coming from geosciences or geography. In case you have a degree in Computer Science, an Engineering Science or any Natural Science: your application might be accepted or rejected. In case you will be accepted the commission will most likely strongly recommend pursuing a certain list of courses from our bachelor degree programme first, so that you will be well prepared for the master level courses. In this case you will be registered in the regular master programme and attend other courses, some voluntarily (without exams) and some mandatory (with exams), without being registered in the bachelor programme. At the start of your studies you will have a compulsory consultation in which we will strongly recommend to take certain lectures from our Bachelor degree program to catch up with the topics unknown or less known to you.

When is the application deadline?

Winter semester (start in October): application for all applicants from a country outside the EU is May 31st.

Application deadline for all applicants from the EU is July 15th.

Summer semester (start in April): application for all applicants from a country outside the EU is November 30st.

Application deadline for all applicants from the EU is January 15th.

How do I apply?

Please apply for our master degree programme online ending with deadline May 31st/July 15th or November 30th/January 15th (all documents have to be here in paper mail at the university).

At the end of the online application you print out the application form automatically and then send everything in hard copy to the central university admission office (address and all details will appear in the online system).

The university uses an online application site, which will be opened during the application period. The link works only during application time: https://qis.verwaltung.uni-hannover.de/qisserver/servlet/de.his.servlet.RequestDispatcherServlet?state=wimma&stg=b&imma=einl

Further information on the university's website: http://www.uni-hannover.de/en/studium/studienfuehrer/geodaesie-msc/bewerbung/

Download our timeline and some additional information in short form.

When is the online application site open? Why does the site not work?

For an application to start studying in October the online application site is open from

mid April to May 31st for applicants outside the EU and beginning of June to July 15th for EU-applicants.

For an application to start studying in April the online application site is open from

mid October to November 30th for applicants outside the EU and beginning of December to January 15th for EU-applicants.

Which documents do I need to enclose in my application?

The list of documents will appear as soon as you go through the online application as well. Originally it is written down in the application regulations (in German language, because it's an official law).
Please add (all certified copies)

  • Your CV
  • Language certificate (this document is the only one that can be sent or reached in later than the application deadline at the latest with deadline of registration)
  • Application form (online version)
  • Certificate of your first degree (Bachelor)
  • Transcript of records in English or German if needed

Copies of your original certificates (don’t send originals!) can usually be certified by different institutions in your home country: the institution itself.

When will I be informed about the application’s results?

The admission board will have their meetings approximately one-two weeks after the deadlines and then decide about the admissions (mid of June). One the day after the meeting we will inform all applicants about the decision by email. The official admission letter from university will be sent in the following weeks after the meetings (end of June, letters might take some time depending on the country they are sent to).

Can I get a letter of confirmation for applying for a scholarship at DAAD?

Yes. Please send your documents by email: bachelor degree certificate, transcript of records and a CV.

Who is responsible in the application process?

Generally, all applications are administered in the university’s central registration office. It has a subdivision for international applications from outside the EU. It receives all letters with applications and after the admission’s board decision it writes and sends all official admission letters. At the end of the application process, it registers the students and checks all needed documents.

The admission board, which decides on the applications, belongs to the Faculty. It is a team of professors, academic staff and students, that holds meetings, discusses about the applications (for example if a bachelor degree is a similar subject to Geodesy or if it is a full admission or a conditional one). In the process of admission the board issues an order (legal enactment) and thereby decides on the applications. Afterwards it gives back the list of applicants for the central registration office to send the letters to the applicants.

Please also see the organisation chart.

How do I accept the place in the programme?

As said in the admission letter, you will reach in the following documents to be enrolled in university:

  • Filled in registration form (is sent to you together with the admission letter)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Payment receipt of semester fee
  • Copy of passport and valid visa
  • (If you have been enrolled at another German university in the same study programme you need proof or removal from  their student register additionally)

 

Language

Is the entire programme in English?

Since winter semester 2015/16 we offer the possibility to study this Master course completely in English. Depending on which lectures you choose in your elective modules, you will be able to study in English language. There is even more lectures to choose from, which will be held in German language. Some of the elective lectures' language is subject to change depending on the participant's language.

Of course it is still useful to know some German or to learn German when you come here, since you will be living in Germany and need to communicate in everyday life.

Do I need a German language certificate?

For your application you will either have to prove a language level of C1 in German OR English language. 

Do I need a language proof if I come from an English or German speaking country or if my bachelor degree was conducted in one of both languages?

No, you don’t need any language certificate within your application then, but your degree certificate should show the language of instruction, if the country is not an English speaking country. If not, please add a statement from your university.

Can I send a copy of my language certificate?

We need a certified copy of your language certificate. Some language testing centres offer the service to send a certificate directly to university. Please name the address given in the online application process.

My next language test is taking place after the application deadline – can I still apply?

Yes, please apply for the programme including any language certificate or proof of language courses that you hold at this point of time. The language certificate is the only document that can be sent or submitted later than the application deadline, at the latest with deadline of registration.

Is the entire programme in English?

Since winter semester 2015/16 we offer the possibility to study this Master course completely in English. Depending on which lectures you choose in your elective modules, you will be able to study in English language. There is even more lectures to choose from, which will be held in German language. Some of the elective lectures' language is subject to change depending on the participant's language.

Of course it is still useful to know some German or to learn German when you come here, since you will be living in Germany and need to communicate in everyday life.

Do I need a German language certificate?

For your application you will either have to prove a language level of C1 in German OR English language. 

Do I need a language proof if I come from an English or German speaking country or if my bachelor degree was conducted in one of both languages?

No, you don’t need any language certificate within your application then, but your degree certificate should show the language of instruction, if the country is not an English speaking country. If not, please add a statement from your university.

Can I send a copy of my language certificate?

We need a certified copy of your language certificate. Some language testing centres offer the service to send a certificate directly to university. Please name the address given in the online application process.

My next language test is taking place after the application deadline – can I still apply?

Yes, please apply for the programme including any language certificate or proof of language courses that you hold at this point of time. The language certificate is the only document that can be sent or submitted later than the application deadline, at the latest with deadline of registration.

 

Counselling

My admission is a conditional admission. What does it mean?

Your admission has a been offered with a condition to catch up the content of missing subjects. Therefore it is strongly recommended to attend a counselling at the dean of studies office (office of student affairs) at the start of studies.

The admission board did not name any specific courses in your admission. It formulated the condition that you will have to catch up the content and basics for the lectures in geodesy and geoinformatics on your own. These contents will be cleared in a compulsory personal counselling at the beginning of your studies. Until then the geodesy department will have developed introductory courses in some subjects and personal counselling with some professors for giving advice on how to prepare for each course.

So there is no need to registrate for extra courses now, nore to pay for anything extra. All will be cleared when semester starts here.

A conditional admission can also contain the condition to submit missing documents like a language certificate with a sufficient level (C1) or a final degree certificate in case the application deadline was before the end of your bachelor degree.

I will need to register for specific subjects? When will the counselling at the Dean of Studies’ office take place? Can I prepare myself before coming to Hannover?

The counselling will be done by us, the office of student affairs and it will start with the first week of studies on October. Please check this year's start on http://www.uni-hannover.de/en/aktuell/aktuell-semestertermine/

At start of studies you will get support from office of student affairs (me and my colleagues) and from professors for detecting missing subjects. There will be catch up courses for some subject and learning advices like literature for you. Most of the missing contents will have to be done in personal studies. You can do this parallel to the compulsory programme and develop an individual plan, for example only take part in half of the courses at the beginning to have time for your personal studies. This processing will mean that you will take one or two semesters longer, depending on your ability to learn and to get into geodesy and geoinformatic subjects. The order of the modules in the study plan is a plan how to study the normal 4 semesters, but it is not a rigid time table that you have to follow. You will be able to switch the point of time of your courses, for example shift some of the courses in another year or shift exams from one semester to the next. So there is possibilities to study individually depending on your speed and your needs. All this will start and take place when semester starts.

You will probably not follow any bachelor lectures, since they are taught in German language, but you will need to catch up their content, so we will advice all new students, that need these information on how to study these subjects and probably have some fast track courses, which will be developed during summer time.

In case you choose to follow some additional bachelor lectures you are free to visit them without any fees. As a student of our university you will be free to enter any lectures and course you wish to, although some of them have registration deadline due to maximum places in the course (not for Geodesy, but e. g. in language classes from our central language centre).

If you want to prepare a litle bit on your own, you may have a look at some literature hints, which you find in the section "Literatur" of each syllabus Bachelor and Master modules.

Here is a list of the corresponding modules from Bachelor to Master, that means if you need to prepare to one of the modules in first master semester there is a module that prepares the subject in our Bachelor degree:

Bachelor (in German) --> Master

"Ingenieurgeodäsie" --> Kinematic Measurement Process in Engineering Geodesy

"Physikalische Geodäsie 7 Gravimetrie" --> Mehtods and Applications of Physical Geodesy

"Positionierung und Navigation I" --> Positioning and Navigation II

"Photogrammetrie II und III" --> Photogrammtric Computer Vision

"Geoinformationssysteme" --> Internet GIS

"Flächenmanagement I" and "Immobilienmanagement I" --> Land Management and Real Estate Economics II

If you look up the syllabus of each programme, you will find the literature hints in the description: www.gug.uni-hannover.de/fileadmin/institut/pdf/studienregularien/modulkatalog_gug_po11.pdf

My admission is a conditional admission. What does it mean?

Your admission has a been offered with a condition to catch up the content of missing subjects. Therefore it is strongly recommended to attend a counselling at the dean of studies office (office of student affairs) at the start of studies.

The admission board did not name any specific courses in your admission. It formulated the condition that you will have to catch up the content and basics for the lectures in geodesy and geoinformatics on your own. These contents will be cleared in a compulsory personal counselling at the beginning of your studies. Until then the geodesy department will have developed introductory courses in some subjects and personal counselling with some professors for giving advice on how to prepare for each course.

So there is no need to registrate for extra courses now, nore to pay for anything extra. All will be cleared when semester starts here.

A conditional admission can also contain the condition to submit missing documents like a language certificate with a sufficient level (C1) or a final degree certificate in case the application deadline was before the end of your bachelor degree.

I will need to register for specific subjects? When will the counselling at the Dean of Studies’ office take place? Can I prepare myself before coming to Hannover?

The counselling will be done by us, the office of student affairs and it will start with the first week of studies on October. Please check this year's start on http://www.uni-hannover.de/en/aktuell/aktuell-semestertermine/

At start of studies you will get support from office of student affairs (me and my colleagues) and from professors for detecting missing subjects. There will be catch up courses for some subject and learning advices like literature for you. Most of the missing contents will have to be done in personal studies. You can do this parallel to the compulsory programme and develop an individual plan, for example only take part in half of the courses at the beginning to have time for your personal studies. This processing will mean that you will take one or two semesters longer, depending on your ability to learn and to get into geodesy and geoinformatic subjects. The order of the modules in the study plan is a plan how to study the normal 4 semesters, but it is not a rigid time table that you have to follow. You will be able to switch the point of time of your courses, for example shift some of the courses in another year or shift exams from one semester to the next. So there is possibilities to study individually depending on your speed and your needs. All this will start and take place when semester starts.

You will probably not follow any bachelor lectures, since they are taught in German language, but you will need to catch up their content, so we will advice all new students, that need these information on how to study these subjects and probably have some fast track courses, which will be developed during summer time.

In case you choose to follow some additional bachelor lectures you are free to visit them without any fees. As a student of our university you will be free to enter any lectures and course you wish to, although some of them have registration deadline due to maximum places in the course (not for Geodesy, but e. g. in language classes from our central language centre).

If you want to prepare a litle bit on your own, you may have a look at some literature hints, which you find in the section "Literatur" of each syllabus Bachelor and Master modules.

Here is a list of the corresponding modules from Bachelor to Master, that means if you need to prepare to one of the modules in first master semester there is a module that prepares the subject in our Bachelor degree:

Bachelor (in German) --> Master

"Ingenieurgeodäsie" --> Kinematic Measurement Process in Engineering Geodesy

"Physikalische Geodäsie 7 Gravimetrie" --> Mehtods and Applications of Physical Geodesy

"Positionierung und Navigation I" --> Positioning and Navigation II

"Photogrammetrie II und III" --> Photogrammtric Computer Vision

"Geoinformationssysteme" --> Internet GIS

"Flächenmanagement I" and "Immobilienmanagement I" --> Land Management and Real Estate Economics II

If you look up the syllabus of each programme, you will find the literature hints in the description: www.gug.uni-hannover.de/fileadmin/institut/pdf/studienregularien/modulkatalog_gug_po11.pdf