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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.

Semester dates

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
Notes on the corona crisis


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

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

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 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

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: 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.