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Drei Studierende sitzen gut gelaunt vor einem Gebäude auf dem Campus Westerberg

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.

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?

New: Discounted Corona tests for students at Johannisstr. 57

The three Corona test stations at the Schlossgartenmensa, at the Campus Westerberg and at the Stadtbäckerei (Kamp) are no longer available. What is new: At the test station at Johannisstraße 57 (directly next to Edeka Neumarkt), university students can be tested for Corona from Tuesday, October 19, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the reduced student rate of 7 euros.

Drei Studierende laufen im Schlossgarten

Apply now for a „Niedersachsen scholarship“!

Osnabrück University is awarding up to 142 Niedersachsen scholarships for the current winter semester. Students will receive a one-time award of 500 euros for their special achievements or commitment to international cooperation in higher education. First-year students can also apply for a scholarship. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021. 

Junge Frau am Laptop macht sich Notizen

For international students: Online course "Bewerben in Deutschland"

The International Office has created an online course (in German) for international students in StudIP on the topic of entering the German job market (in German).The topics of self- and time management and career planning are addressed, as well as job search, networking, application and much more. You can find the course in the StudIP event board "Study and Stay @OS" under the tab "Self-study course".

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Studierende sitzen im Biergarten

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.

Campus Innenstadt: Leerer Schloss-Innenhof während der Corona-Krise

Current measures against the Corona virus

Information on how the winter semester 2021/22 will proceed, a FAQ list on the topics of studies and examinations, as well as information for employees, doctoral students and postdocs are available on the page Corona virus: Current measures.

Illustration: Hand hält Smartphone, darauf sind vier bunte Figuren zu sehen, die für einen Video-Chat, eine Telefonkonferenz oder eine Videokonferenz stehen können

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.