Information for freshmen
Welcome to Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences!
To make it easier for you to start your studies with regard to university-wide IT services, we have put together some useful information for you.
If you use a notebook or smartphone with Wi-Fi, there is free, wireless Internet access at many locations at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
The name of the WLAN network is "eduroam". Eduroam (Education Roaming) is a worldwide network of universities and research institutions that enables you to use the Internet with your central user ID.
Admittedly, establishing a connection to eduroam is not that straightforward. For this reason, we have created some setup instructions for you.
Should there still be difficulties with the setup, we will be happy to support you on site:
- Westerberg campus / Caprivicampus (ServiceDesk)
- Campus Haste (IT Center support office)
- Campus Lingen (KG 0107)
The CampusCard is your student identity card. To get your CampusCard, it is necessary that all documents required for registration were filed completely and your semester fee has been received in the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences bank account. Then upload a digital passport image within the Intranet. Details will also be provided by e-mail.
How do I get my CampusCard?
As a first-semester student, you will receive your CampusCard by post. After all the documents required for enrollment have been submitted in full and your semester fee has been credited, you will be asked by e-mail to upload a digital passport photo. After the passport photo has been accepted, your CampusCard will be printed and sent to the address stored. Unfortunately, it is not possible to collect the CampusCard on site for organizational reasons.
Special information for guest students
Please note that the procedure for visiting students is different. You will be informed by email as soon as you can pick up your CampusCard.
What functions does the CampusCard have for students?
- Public transportation ticket for bus and train
- Payment card for canteens and cafeterias (website only available in German)
- Print and copy card (website only available in German)
- library card
- Access card for buildings and locker locks
- Visual identification
For more information, see the knowledge base.
The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences provides you with various services, such as a private mailbox, free WLAN, access to the Intranet as well as the PC pools.
Central user ID for e-mail and the Intranet
For many IT services, you need a central user ID. This consists of a user name and a password. With your approval or your registration, you will automatically get your user ID and a temporary password by e-mail. Please change the temporary password immediately to get access to all services. For more information about the central user ID and changing the password, see the knowledge base.
Each student will receive a personal e-mail address in the following form from the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences: First name.Surname@hs-osnabrueck.de. Please regularly check your mailbox for new e-mail because all official notifications of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences will be sent to this e-mail address. You can reach your mailbox via the Outlook Web App (OWA) or via the Intranet. You can retrieve your e-mail with a mail client. You can find setup instructions in the Infothek in the ServiceDesk Knowledgebase.
In the Intranet of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences you can manage your personal profile, register for modules, lectures and exams and retrieve studies services and certificates. For the login you will need your central user ID and password.
NetCase is the central 'File Sync & Share' system at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. It allows secure storage, synchronization and sharing of files and folders with all university members or external users. In this regard, NetCase is comparable to products such as DropBox or Microsoft OneDrive. NetCase is based on the open source project 'ownCloud', which was specially adapted to the requirements and systems of the university. The system is available free of charge for all members of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. You can find more information in our knowledge base.
- Office 365
- Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Sophos Antivirus
- Academic Cloud
In addition, you can access other software via your faculty's virtual desktops.
For teachers / employees:
By setting up a VPN connection (Virtual Private Network), your end device (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone) receives a university-internal IP address.
This gives you the opportunity to access resources from home that are only available within the university network, e.g.:
- library catalogs
- network licenses (e.g. SPSS)
Instructions for setting up a VPN connection and solutions to known errors can be found in the knowledge base.
The individual faculties offer the option of connecting to a virtual desktop.
Please find further information and instructions in our knowledgebase.