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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. More information for international prospective students

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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International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship and Peace 2024

The application for participation in the International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship and Peace 2024 in Hiroshima is open until March 12, 2024! Osnabrück University is a member of the International Network of Universities (INU). The network organizes the annual student seminar where students from INU member universities can participate. This year's seminar with the theme "World Peace and Political Justice" will take place from August 1-10, 2024 at Hiroshima University in Japan and offers lectures and interactive seminars as well as a cultural program. More information at the International Office

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Language Café in the Student Center

Would you like to learn a new language and meet new people from all over the world?  It's easy at the Language Café! Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. during term time, you can meet international students at the Student Center who will be happy to share their languages and cultures. You can find portraits of your hosts and information about their languages (English, Japanese, Czech) on the website of the Language Centre, which organizes this free program.

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Q&A session for prospective international students

If you have any questions regarding application process, entrance qualifications, language requirements or studying in Osnabrück or Germany feel free to join our session. The team of the Study Counseling Service Osnabrück will also introduce you to our program “Be our Guest!“. The chat is mainly held in German. However, questions can also be asked in English. The session takes place every first Tuesday of the month from 4pm - 6pm. If you want to join, please register via

Solidarity in action: University in Scholars at Risk network

Osnabrück University has always provided practical support and assistance to international scientists, scholars and students who need to work and study in environments harmful to their academic or their personal pursuits. Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 Osnabrück University has stepped up its efforts to help out such academics. Now, the University has joined the international Scholars at Risk (SAR) network. Press release

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Solidarity with Israel

It is with a sense of profound dismay that we have followed the news that has reached us from the Middle East. We therefore emphatically endorse the statement issued by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). We are especially concerned about the welfare of Israeli academics, students and their families who share a close association with our university through our numerous collaborations. As the university in Osnabrück, the City of Peace, we strive for the peaceful coexistence of all people. Terror and violence must not and will not triumph over humanity!

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Welcome Hub for International Students

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 our service offer.

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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 2pm - 4pm and Friday from 10am - 12am. Questions concerning studies and accompanying offers made especially for refugees can be inquired via chat.

Save energy: Our tipps

Find out more about the energy saving measures being adopted by Osnabrück University and be inspired to make your day-to-day office life even more sustainable. The web page also provides you with useful information and the current tipps on saving energy. To the info page energy saving measures 


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.