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Dates and deadlines

At the beginning and during your studies, you must observe certain deadlines and dates. For example, if you let the re-registration deadline pass, this can result in your de- registration.

Here are the most important deadlines that need to be observed during semester.

Semester dates

Winter semester 2022/2023
Beginning of semester: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Introductory week: Monday, October 17, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022
Beginning of regular lectures: Monday, October 24, 2022
Christmas holidays: Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023
End of lectures: Saturday, February 11, 2023
End of semester: Friday, March 31, 2023

Summer semester 2023
Beginning of semester: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Beginning of regular lectures: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
End of lectures: Saturday, July 15, 2023
End of semester: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Winter semester 2023/2024
Beginning of semester: Saturday, October 1, 2023
Introductory week: Monday, October 9, 2023 to Saturday, October 14, 2023
Beginning of regular lectures:Monday, October 16, 2023
Christmas holidays: Saturday, December 23, 2023 to Saturday, January 6, 2024
End of lectures: Saturday, February 3, 2024
End of semester: Sunday, March 31, 2024

Summer semester 2024
Beginning of semester: Monday, April 1, 2024
Beginning of regular lectures:Tuesday, April 2, 2024
End of lectures: Saturday, July 6, 2024
End of semester: Monday, September 9, 2024

Previous dates:

Summer semester 2022
Beginning of semester: Friday, April 1, 2022
Beginning of regular lectures: Monday, April 4, 2022
End of lectures: Saturday, July 7, 2022
End of semester: Friday, September 30, 2022
Notes on the corona crisis

Winter semester 2021/2022
Beginning of semester: Friday, October 1, 2021
Introduction week: Monday, October 11, 2021 to Saturday, October 16, 2021
Beginning of regular lectures: October, 18, 2021
Christmas holidays: Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Wednesday, January 5, 2022
End of lectures: Saturday, February 5, 2022
End of semester: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Summer semester 2021
Beginning of semester: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Beginning of lectures: Monday April 12, 2021
End of lectures: Saturday, July 17, 2021
End of semester: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Notes on the corona crisis

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

Summer semester 2020
Beginning of semester: Saturday, April 1, 2020
Beginning of (initially digital) lectures: Monday April 20, 2020
End of lectures: Saturday, July 18, 2020
End of semester: Wednesday September 30, 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:

Institute of Art/Art Education

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:
Unfortunately, we currently do not offer personal consultation hours at the Admissions Office.
However, we are happy to advise you via phone or e-mail.


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: 20231Yourmatriculationnumber
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.