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International Summer Schools

Each July, Osnabrück University hosts students from all over the world for its International Summer Schools. With a mixture of well-established programs and innovative courses, they represent a unique opportunity to experience student life at a renowned German University. As a participant, you will get to enjoy challenging academic classes, a variety of cultural activities, introductory German lessons as well as an exciting buddy program.

Study at a Young, Dynamic University

Founded in 1974, Osnabrück University offers its 14.000 students an ideally sized education experience through numerous accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business and Law. The university is committed to offering its students small course groups and lively interactions between professors and students – our International Summer Schools, for instance, seldom feature more than 20 students in class. Award-winning student services, a broad sports program, and an international atmosphere further enhance the academic experience at Osnabrück University.

Engage in Cutting-Edge Research

Through its various schools and institutes, Osnabrück University provides its students and teaching staff with dynamic research opportunities. Specialized national and international lecturers guarantee the continued excellence of its academic endeavors. As a summer school participant, you will also benefit from the same access to our research facilities as our regular students.

Experience Well-Established Programs

Carefully designed and constantly refined, Osnabrück University’s International Office has successfully conducted International Summer Schools in close cooperation with hosting schools and institutes for almost a decade now. Regular evaluations based on participants’ experiences ensure the continued development of all our short-term programs. As such, you can expect well-structured and proven programs that feature just the right balance between academic challenge, organized activities and spare time at your disposal.

Appreciate Bustling Student Life

Being home to about 27.000 students, Osnabrück features an exceptionally active student scene that offers something to everyone. Cozy cafés are located within walking distance from the downtown campus, as are modern shopping areas, hip bars and a variety of nightlife options. Students are also encouraged to engage in one of the many student initiatives at the university. To make sure you will get the most out of university life in Osnabrück, we have devised the International Face Time program – a buddy program that will surely be of great help when you’re looking for that particularly charming cinema or up-and-coming authentic restaurant.

Enjoy a Safe, Manageable and Lively City

Located within 1.200 square kilometers of the UNESCO Global Geopark terra.vita, Osnabrück features a vibrant city core, an historic old town as well as great natural surroundings. An estimated 165.000 people are lucky to call the “city of peace” their home and enjoy affordable living conditions, a high level of safety and its manageable size on a daily basis. Still, if you ever tire from the vast amount of recreational options and the high quality of life, major attractions such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and the North Sea provide a welcomed change of scenery in less than three hours via train.