Dates and deadlines
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.
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
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
Tel.: +49 541 969 4225
Fax: +49 541 969 4887
Mon to Tue 9 to 12 noon and 14 to 15:30
Fri 9 to 12 noon
Institute of Musicology and Music Education
Tel.: +49 541 969 4147
Fax: +49 541 969 4775
Neuer Graben 29/Schloss
Applying and enrolling
Application deadlines apply to international students (including EU citizens)
For further information please contact the Admissions office:
Tel. +49 541 969 7777 (Info-Line)
Neuer Graben 27, StudiOS building
From 1st September until 31st October 2019 our consultation hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:00 am. Unfortunately, consultation in the afternoon is not possible during this period.
July 1 to 31(winter semester)
February 1 to 28(summer semester)
Recipient: Universität Osnabrück
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.