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Office for Study Abroad & International Cooperation
Mareike Tudor
Room: 15/108
Phone: +49 541 969 4381
Service hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:00-12:00 and 14:00 -15:30, Thursday 09:00-12:00 (and by appointment)

Departmental Coordinator for International Affairs

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener

International Office

Administrative Office, International Student Advisor
Sabine Jones
Room: 19/E04
Phone: +49 541 969-4599

International Student Advisor
Kathrin Beermann
Room: 19/E05
Phone: +49 541 969-4722

International Student & Scholar Advisor (Degree Seeking Student)
Teresa Gehrs

Exchange and Erasmus Students

The Institute for Social Sciences holds a wide range of international partnerships all over the world and in Europe in the context of the Erasmus program. Bachelor and master students from our partner universities can study at Osnabrück University for one or two semesters within our regular study programs and obtain ECTS points (no degrees will be awarded to exchange students). To come to Osnabrück University please follow the application procedure for exchange and Erasmus students.

Nomination and Application procedure

  • First, students need to apply for studying abroad at their home university.
  • Before students can directly apply to Osnabrück University they need to be officially nominated by their home university. The international coordinator should send the nomination using the nomination form via email to our International Office to Please make sure to send the nomination well before the application deadline.
  • Nomination Deadline for Partner Universities: 1st April to 15th June for following winter semester, 1st October to 15th December for following summer semester.
  • After the nomination information has been send, exchange and Erasmus students need to complete the online application and send the supporting documents by post.
  • Application deadlines for students: 1st July for the following winter semester (beginning in October), 1st January for the following summer semester (beginning in April).

Academic Calendar

  • Spring Semester 2023
    Start of the Semester: 1st April 2023
    Welcome Period for International Students: 3rd April - 6th April 2023
    Start of Lectures: 11th April 2023
    End of Lectures: 9th July 2022
    End of the Semester: 30th September 2023
  • Autumn Semester 2024/25
    Start of the Semester:  1st October 2024
    Welcome Period for International Students: 14th – 18th October 2024
    Freshman Week for Degree Seeking Students: 21st – 26th October 2024
    Start of Lectures: 28th October 2024
    Christmas Holidays: 21st December 2024 – 4th January 2024
    End of Lectures: 15th February 2025
    End of the Semester: 31st March 2025

Language Requirements

  • There is no need to include proof of German language proficiency in the nomination or application, but our partner universities are supposed to select students who meet the required level (German B1). For courses in English the required level is English B2.
  • The main language of instruction at Osnabrück University is German, especially in bachelor programs. However, there is a small number of courses in English offered each semester.


Learning Agreement and Course Enrolment

  • Students will enroll in courses through our online course registration system (stud.ip) after arrival during the Welcome Week.
  • To ensure the enrolment for courses with limited capacities it is highly recommended to send a Learning Agreement well in advance before the start of the semester to the Study Abroad Office at the Institute of Social Sciences (Mareike Tudor, The course selection can still be modified at the beginning of the study at Osnabrück.
  • For all students in the framework of the ERASMUS program we would prefer to conclude the new Online Learning Agreement (OLA). Students can fill in all information through the webpage and have it signed digitally by all parties. Please put the follwoing data as responsible person for signature at the receiving institution: Mareike Tudor, Institute of Social Sciences,
  • If you are an exchange student outside ERASMUS or if your university doesn’t participate in the OLA you can still use the paper-based version (LA ERASMUS/ LA Exchange Students) and send it via email.

Exam Registration

  • In addition to registering for the courses in Stud.IP, students must also register separately for the examinations and coursework for the courses they are taking in HisInOne at the end of each semester.
  • Registration Period for Exams in HisinOne Summer Semester 2024, Institute for Social Sciences: 03 June 2024 - 30 June 2024
  • Instructions for Exam Registration
  • If it is not possible to register via HisInOne, achievements can be confirmed by the lecturers via the ECTS-Certificate. In this case, students must register their examination by email with the lecturer during the official registration period and submit the ECTS-Certificate together with the examination (e.g. term paper).
  • Registration Period for Language Course Exams Summer Semester 2024: 13 May 2024 - 23 June 2024, Video Instruction: Registering for Exams
  • For information on registration formalities and deadlines for courses in other departments, please ask the lecturers of the courses.
  • Issuing of the Transcript of Records: An overview of the completed courses and the ECTS-Certificates (if applicable) must be submitted to the International Office (to Sabine Jones, The overview of achievements can be generated as a pdf document in HisInOne.


Language Courses


  • Exchange students from partner universities can apply for accommodation in the student dorms operated by Studentenwerk Osnabrück (Student Services) through the International Office.

Services for International Students

  • Our service sites offer information about visa and entry requirements and your arrival in Osnabrück. You can also find information about accommodation and insurance. And last but not least check out our tips for culture and leisure activities!

Welcome Week