Living in Hanover

In order to facilitate the start of your studies and also the settling-in phase in Hannover, we have collected both important and interesting websites below.


The first thing to do as an international student is to find accommodation. The Student Services Organisation Hanover offers a good contact point for this with an overview of the various student residences including addresses.
You can check out their website here:
Student Dormitories

For those who are looking for their own apartment or a nice shared flat, the following addresses might be helpful:
WG-Gesucht (flat search)
Studenten-WG (shared flats for students)
Housing Exchange - Student Services Organisation Hanover

Another important point of contact is the respective citizens' office.
Here you will find further information on the jurisdicions, locations and appointments:
Cititen's Service

BAföG (Federal Training Promotion Act)

Equally important is the department of financial aid for education of the Student Services Organisation Hanover.
You can find all important information about applications, deadlines and forms on the website of the Student Services:
BAföG (Federal Training Promotion Act)

Around Hanover

In addition to the offers of the Center for University Sports , there are many different sports clubs in and around Hanover, here you will find a list of the different disciplines.
Sports Clubs

In order to get to know Hanover better, here is a short overview of the different neighbourhoods with a description of their characteristics and the Pocket Guide for Hanover:
Neighbourhoods of Hanover
In the student blog of the

In the student blog of the HAZ (a newspaper) you can find many tips and information about Hanover, its cafés, bars and festivals and other events.

Besides the cafés and bars, Hannover also offers many green spaces and parks for quiet, sunny days, which are definitely worth a visit.
In the following you will find an overview of the various parks in and around Hannover: