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Dear students, dear guests,

The Students Office and the Info-Point will be generally closed until further notice. There is currently no face-to-face service offered. You can send your request to studierendensekretariat@uni-osnabrueck.de or to studios@uni-osnabrueck.de. Our staff will attempt to process your request without major delays but ask for indulgence if this is not done to the usual extent due to the increased inquiries.

The Info-Line is, as usual, available at 0541 969 7777  from Monday to Thursday, 9.00 to 16.00 and on Fridays, 9.00 to 14.00

Please also take a look at our FAQs as you might find the answer to your question there

The Info-Point is open from Monday to Thursday, 10.30 to 14.30 and on Fridays, 10.30 to 14.00, only for validation and the issue of the Campuscard

The following hygiene and safety measure must be stricty obeyed – outside on the entire campus as well as inside the buildings:

  • Wear face masks
  • Pay attention to instruction signs and guides
  • Entry only through the sidedoor
  • Exit only through the automatic slide door
  • Acces to card reader only for validation of the Campuscard
  • Acces to the Info-Point desk only for Campuscard pick-up
  • Only five people in the building at the same time
  • Keep required safety distance inside the building
  • Keep required safety distance outside the building

Please avoid queues and crowds of people on the campus and in front of buildings.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration!

Your Info Point and Students Office Team

When you embark on your degree program, and during the course of your studies, certain dates and deadlines must be observed. If, for example, you miss the reregistration period, you may be exmatriculated. Here are the most important deadlines that need to be observed during semester.

Semester dates

Summer semester 2020
Beginning of semester: Saturday, April 1, 2020
Beginning of (initially digital) lectures: Monday April 20, 2020 (Important notes on the corona crisis an be found here)
End of lectures: Saturday, July 18, 2020
End of semester: Wednesday September 30, 2020

Winter semester 2020/2021
Beginning of semester: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Introduction week: Monday, October 12, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020
Beginning of regular lectures: October, 19, 2020
Christmas holidays: Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Saturday, January 2, 2021
End of lectures: Saturday, February 6, 2021
End of semester: Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Previous dates:

Summer semester 2017
Beginning of semester: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Beginning of lectures: Monday, April 4, 2017
End of lectures: Saturday, July 8, 2017
End of semester: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Winter semester 2017/2018
Beginning of semester: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Introduction week: Monday, October 16, 2017  to Saturday, October 21, 2017
Beginning of regular lectures: Monday, October 23, 2017
Christmas holidays: Saturday, December 23, 2017 to Saturday, December 30, 2017
End of lectures: Saturday, February 3, 2018
End of semester: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Summer semester 2018
Beginning of semester: Sunday, April 1, 2018
Beginning of lectures: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
End of lectures: Saturday, July 7, 2018
End of semester: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Winter semester 2018/2019
Beginning of semester: Monday, October 1, 2018
Introduction week: Monday, October 15, 2018  to Saturday, October 20, 2018
Beginning of regular lectures: Monday, October 22, 2018
Christmas holidays: Saturday, December 22, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019
End of lectures: Saturday, February 9, 2019
End of semester: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Summer semester 2019
Beginning of semester: Monday, April 1, 2019
Beginning of lectures: Monday, April 1, 2019
End of lectures: Saturday, July 6, 2019
End of semester: Monday, September 30, 2019

Winter semester 2019/2020
Beginning of semester: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Introduction week: Monday, October 21, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
Beginning of regular lectures: Monday, October 28, 2019
Christmas holidays: Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020
End of lectures: Saturday, February 15, 2020
End of semester: Tuesday March 31, 2020

Entrance examinations

For some degree programs, students may only be admitted after having passed an aptitude test. At Osnabrück University, this is the case for the degree programs Music/Musicology and Art (Education and Bachelor).

For the subjects of Music/Musicology, applicants must have registered for the entrance examination by May 1; for Art, applicants must have registered by June 1.

All examinations take place each year in June, meaning that all examination results will be announced before the end of the closing date for applications for winter semester (July 15).

Please contact the School concerned to find out about the exact requirements and the examination dates:

Department of Art

Esther Kutzner
Secretary’s office
Tel.: +49 541 969 4225
Fax: +49 541 969 4887

Seminarstraße 33
49069 Osnabrück

Office hours:
Mon to Tue 9 to 12 noon and 14 to 15:30
Fri 9 to 12 noon

Institute of Musicology and Music Education

Marion Melter
Secretary’s office
Tel.: +49 541 969 4147
Fax: +49 541 969 4775

Neuer Graben 29/Schloss
49074 Osnabrück

Applying and enrolling

Application deadlines apply to international students (including EU citizens)

For further information please contact the Admissions office:

Admissions Office

Tel. +49 541 969 7777 (Info-Line)

Room 19/E17
Neuer Graben 27, StudiOS building
49074 Osnabrueck

Opening hours:
Mon and Thu from 9:30 am to 12 am and Wed from 1:30 pm to 3 pm


Reregistration periods

July 1 to 31(winter semester)
February 1 to 28(summer semester)

Account details

Recipient: Universität Osnabrück
IBAN: DE19250500000199961566
Bank: Nord LB
Reference: Semester details (e.g. 2016)_registration number
Account holder: Surname, first name and account number

In order to continue your studies at Osnabrück University, you must reregister every semester. To reregister, please transfer the reregistration fee to Osnabrück University’s account. The fee comprises the semester fee plus tuition fees or long-term study fees. The total amount which you need to transfer can be found in the request for payment sent to you together with your study details from the previous semester.
If you are over the age of 60, an extra fee (€ 800) is payable in addition to the semester fee. You are responsible for ensuring your reregistration – you will not receive an extra prompt or reminder to do so. If you fail to reregister in time, you will be exmatriculated in accordance with the provisions laid down in Lower Saxony Higher Education Act.
As soon as you have transferred the amount in good time, you can validate your Campuscard for the next semester at a validation point, extending its validity. A letter will be sent to you containing your registration certificates, BAföG certificate and request for payment for the subsequent semester. Please inform the Admissions Office immediately if your postal address changes.