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International Office

Last minute applications for the International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship and Peace 2023 in Hiroshima 

Since March 2023, the University of Osnabrück has been a member of the International Network of Universities (INU), which organises an annual student seminar for its member universities. This year's seminar with the topic "Climate Emergency and Action" will take place from 1-10 August 2023 in Hiroshima and offers, in addition to lectures and courses, a cultural programme (including participation in the commemoration ceremony on 6 August on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima). Further information on the Student Seminar:

There is no course fee. Travel and accommodation costs are initially to be borne by the students themselves. However, applications for JASSO scholarships (80,000 yen) as well as an application at the International Office for a scholarship for a specialised course within the framework of the DAAD PROMOS programme are possible until 30 April 2023.

For further information, please contact Mr. Malte Paolo Benjamins, Head of the International Office, Tel. 0541 969-4972, E-Mail:

Application documents in English (CV, letter of motivation, current transcript) must be submitted to Mr. Benjamins at the International Office by 12 April 2023.

The International Office is the heart and soul of all international exchange activities at the University. The remit of the International Office is to coordinate international relations,  to implement projects with international partners and to continually expand the partner network all around the world.

The International Office offers support to students and academics at Osnabrück University who are in the process of planning and preparing periods of study/research abroad. In addition, the International Office advises and takes care of international students, PhD students and visiting scholars.

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Information for Ukrainian refugees

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has set up a website for refugees from Ukraine. There isinformation on school, training, studies, work and recognition of foreign vocational qualifications. The site is also available in Ukrainian.

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) also provides support as part of its 'Digital Campus' with numerous offers on the way to studying in Germany. These offers are already available through the Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e. V. (g.a.s.t.): German courses, language certificates, study aptitude tests and language placement tests. Further offers will be available soon.

International Short Term Programs

Information on short-term programs such as Summer and Spring Schools at Osnabrück University.