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Study at Osnabrück University!

Osnabrück University, founded in 1974, is a young, vibrant university in northwest Germany that is renowned for its research and teaching in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Law and Economics. The University provides ideal conditions for about 14.000 students and PhD students to learn and conduct research.
Wintersemester 2021/22: Theapplication period for international students is running!

This is Osnabrück University

Inspiring top-level research across all disciplines, Osnabrück University is home to 14.000 students, a cutting-edge AI Campus and excellent teaching formats and study conditions. We pride ourselves in being an integral part of the German „City of Peace“ and having developed exciting exchange programs, dedicated welcome services and high-profile short-term programs that are testament to UOS’ commitment to internationalization and academic excellence. Curious?

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Deutschlandstipendium: Please apply!

The application period for the Deutschlandstipendium in the winter semester 2020/21 has started. The University supports particularly talented, high-performing and committed students with 300 euros per month. The program is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and private sponsors.

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"Cognitive Science" Taster Courses from June 23 to 25

“Cognitive Science” is a unique blend of disciplines: Our international bachelor, master and doctoral programs bring together instructors and students in the study of human perception and thought. In June, prospective students have the opportunity to sample lectures and seminars in Cognitive Science and to learn more about its fields of research and the city of Osnabrück. The taster courses will take place either online, in person or as hybrid courses. This will be announced in good time. Registration is possible until May 22.

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Support and qualification program for international PhD students

"PhD_IQ³" is the International Office's support and qualification program for international PhD students. The program includes a series of events such as workshops, seminars, excursions, discussion evenings and other formats. Under guidance of the International Office, a group of four international doctoral students plans, promotes and organizes this series of events on topics of relevance to both international and local doctoral students.
Call for applications

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Science for kids

Is ravens' ability to think comparable with that of apes? The English-language Science Journal for Kids recently published an article on this research project, which is being conducted by behavioral biologist Prof. Dr. Simone Pika. This online magazine rewrites scientific articles for its young target group and for use in their school lessons. Prof. Dr. Simone Pika is a teacher and researcher at the Institute for Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University.

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New Master's Program “Conflict Studies and Peacebuilding”

How do violent conflicts arise and unfold? Who are the main actors in conflicts? And how can peace be made and maintained? The new master's program Conflict Studies and Peacebuilding addresses these complex questions. It is taught in English and prepares students to work in an international environment following their graduation. Applications for the winter semester 2021/22 will be accepted from May 15 to July 15, 2021. Press release     Program flyer (PDF, 1.16 MB)

Cognitive Science Master’s Program goes digital

New offer for international students at Osnabrück University: The Cognitive Science Master’s Program goes digital .The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funding the program with 540,000 Euro. Go to Press Release

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Welcome Hub for International Students

In spite of the current restrictions due to the Corona virus, we want to make sure that our international students will get the utmost support on their way to Osnabrück University. Our special page Welcome Hub shows information concerning the handling of the pandemia as well as our service offer.

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Current information about measures against the Corona virus

Based on the current regulations for delaying the spread of the Corona Virus, the university has to make further far-reaching regulations for the university. Detailed information is available on the page Corona virus: Current measures including FAQs about studies and examinations during this situation.

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Online Consultations Hours for Refugee Students

The Coordination Refugees@UOS team at our International Office offers regular online consultation hours for refugee students. Office hours are every Tuesday from 14-16 pm and Friday from 10-12 am. Questions concerning studies and accompanying offers made especially for refugees can be inquired via chat.


AI Campus

The AI Campus at Osnabrück University is the result of several years of profile building in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Research profile

One feature of research at Osnabrück University is the linking of different academic disciplines. Four interdisciplinary institutes characterize the University’s research profile.

Visiting scholars

The International Office provides Information and advice for international guests, enabling them to optimize their preparations, making their stay a pleasant experience.

Information for refugees

Osnabrück University has developed a range of offers and initiatives in a bid to offer practical assistance and support for refugees in and around Osnabrück.