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Application period for internationals to Osnabrück University is open!

Internationals with foreign educational certificates apply now via uni-assist until December 15, 2023 for the summer intake 2024! Attention: For Master's programs from the School of Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics, the deadline is January 15, 2024. More information is available on International prospective students.

We look forward to your application!

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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Welcome Week for Internationals

Our Welcome Week for all new international students of the winter term 2023/24 will be from October 4 to October 10, 2023. The programme features information sessions on various topics, city and campus tours, get-togethers and a lot more. 

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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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. Usually the session takes place every first Tuesday of the month from 4pm - 6pm. If you want to join, please register via

Solidarity towards Ukraine

Osnabrück University is deeply appalled by the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. We stand in solidarity and compassion by the people living in Ukraine and by those in Russian society who show such courage in protesting against this war despite repressions. It is especially important to us to reassure our more than 80 students from both countries. Join us in sending a signal for peace and democracy! Our offers on this topic

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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.

Mastering the energy crisis together

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 instructions 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.