Semester Dates at the IJK

The winter term starts at the beginning of October and ends within the last week of January, whereas the summer term starts in April and ends in July.

See the Academic Calendar for more details about important dates including class commencement, breaks, and examinations.

How do I apply?

You have to hand in your application to the International Office of your home university. The application deadline for the winter term and the following summer term is March 31.

Please note the following:

  • at the time of your arrival in Hanover, you need to have completed at least one year of your university studies.
  • you have to study communication science or comparable degree courses
  • study at a partner university
  • you should have basic knowledge of the German language. The IJK does not have any regulations concerning German language skills of incoming ERASMUS students. However, most courses are offered in German. We expect you to be interested in the German language and are happy to offer you the language and integration course of the HMTMH. These courses (available at two different levels) teach both German language and culture.

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Application form with photo
  • Learning Agreement
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Transcript of records

Which classes are offered?

The current list of available and offered courses can be found here.

Where can I live?

Dormitory rooms are offered by the Studentenwerk Hannover (Student Services Organization Hanover).

Application forms can be found here.

Please contact the International Office of the HMTMH, which might help you with your dormitory application.

We recommend the dormitories "Bischofsholer Damm" and "Menschingstraße".

In addition to the dormitories, you should also have a look at the private housing market (; Studentenwerk Wohnraumbörse) where you can search for accommodation (e.g., shared apartments/flats).

First contacts in Hanover

The ERASMUS student network (ESN) is a contact for all Erasmus students. Its aim is to connect international and German students. While participating in the offered activities it is possible to exchange experiences and talk about the ERASMUS life. More information regarding ESN can be found here.


Last modified: 2020-06-09

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