Housing Service

of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

The Housing Service of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

We offer accommodation for our students in cooperation with the Studentenwerk Osnabrück where we have rented rooms in several student residences. The Housing Service of Hochschule Osnabrück sublets these rooms to our international students, primarily to new international guest students and degree-seeking students.

Since thousands of new students join Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences each semester, the housing market in the city is quite tense at the beginning of the semester. In our experience it is particularly difficult for international students still living abroad to organize accommodation in Osnabrück and Lingen. Therefore we strongly suggest that you make use of the Housing Service.

The Housing Service provides the following services to you:

  • Guaranteed accommodation if all requirements and deadlines are met
  • Furnished rooms in various price categories and locations throughout the city
  • Direct contact in English and German
  • Rental periods that cater to your stay and the participation in our Summer and Winter Language Courses
  • Comfortable and easy handling of formalities

Note: We can also offer one double apartments/rooms and a women-only flat. If you require either of those special services, please contact us well in advance to arrange everything.

Tip: Submit your Housing application soon after having received your admission letter from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Our rooms are booked up quickly!

Current Regulation

Due to the current high demand for student accommodation and the scarce supply of furnished rooms for international students, accommodation can only be offered for one semester until further notice. Exception: Students who have been nominated as dual degree students can apply to be accommodated for two semesters. International visiting students and international degree-seeking students in English-taught Bachelor or Master programs have priority, followed by the other international degree-seeking students. In general: The rental period is usually six months, in line with the semester times, even if the actual stay in Osnabrück is shorter or longer. Deviations can only be considered if the Housing Service secures a follow-up rental of the room and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.





Who can apply for a room via the Housing Service?

Basically, students from all faculties of Hochschule Osnabrück can apply for a room with us, in particular the following groups:

  • international visiting students
  • international degree-seeking Bachelor and Master students, primarily those who are enrolled in English-taught degree programs and who, therefore, do not necessarily speak German.
  • international students coming for a research or intenship period, PhD students, Post-Docs
  • German degree-seeking students who will be put on a waiting list first though. They can only be considered if we still have any vacancy after all international students have been accommodated. Best keep contact to the Housing Service and look for alternatives right from the start.

Remark: Those international students who are new in Osnabrück or Lingen to start with their study period (as a guest student for a study term or for a research project or internship period or as degree seeking students) will be primarily served in order to ease them into their new surroundings.

Furnishing, rental periods and costs

Allocation, reservation and cancellation

All rooms will be allocated automatically by the Housing Service according to availability and to the order of receipt of the applications. International freshmen will be favored. Therefore we would advise you to apply early. The reservation of a room cannot be guaranteed if your application reaches the Housing Service after the given application period.

Male and female students from different countries will usually be accommodated together! On special request, we can offer male or female only flats. If, e.g. for religious reasons, you require this service, please let us know well in advance so that we can arrange this for you.

Individual accommodation preferences can be communicated to the Housing Service by e-mail, but their realization cannot be guaranteed. The room, that the Housing Service allocates to you, has to be accepted. Otherwise you must look for a private room yourself.

Not always the first priority can be fulfilled if you consider that more than 120 students have to be accommodated by us every semester. All the relevant information on your dormitory, such as the address, the rent agreement, the responsible caretaker, will be e-mailed to you by the housing service after the allocation of rooms has been finished.

Move in and Move out

Please consider the following points for the move in and move out.


Housing Service

Michaela Parise
Room: AB 0013
Phone: 0541 969-3228
E-Mail: housing@hs-osnabrueck.de

Office Hours:
Mo - Fr by appointment




Further Information