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Study in Osnabrück: Application portal is open!

The application, admission and enrollment procedure for the winter semester 2024/2025 at Osnabrück University has started! You can upload your application documents for the first semester or for a higher semester directly in the application portal. We look forward to receiving your applications! Information on application, enrollment and deviating deadlines

Please note: Different application deadlines may apply for prospective international 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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Save the Date: Online Conference “Good Science!”

On October 10 and 11, 2024, Osnabrück University is holding a symposium on good scientific practice. The online conference will offer various opportunities for an interdisciplinary exchange on the question of how good scientific practice can be implemented in one's own everyday research. Doctoral candidates and postdocs, advanced master’s students, professors and lecturers at Osnabrück University are cordially invited to participate.

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For a Germany that is Open to the World

The state universities united in the State University Conference of Lower Saxony (LHK) stand for a diverse and cosmopolitan Germany that is underscored by the values of our constitution. Ethnocentric and dehumanizing views, extremism, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim racism and racism of any kind, intolerance and exclusion as well as discriminätion and hate speech are accorded no place in our worldview. We stress the fundamental importance of liberal democracy, the rule of law, safety, freedom of expression, and academic freedom for universities and society at large. This year, the University of Osnabrück is honoring the 75th anniversary of the German Basic Law as part of the Osnabrück Peace Forum, which this year highlight key aspects of our liberal, democratic society. The next event takes place on November 27, 2024, and deals with the subject "The end of the Enlightenment? Science between skepticism and enslavement".

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The university is celebrating: 50 years!

We are celebrating our birthday and invite you to celebrate with us! Numerous events await you! Would you like to congratulate us? We look forward to your greetings and ideas for our future! Or send us a memory that you associate with Osnabrück University!

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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, French, Italian, Turkish and 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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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.