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.
Do you have any questions or need assistance in setting up or using a service?
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:
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 on the OSCA Portal. Details will also be provided by e-mail.
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
How long is the CampusCard valid?
You extend the validity period of your CampusCard - and hence the validity of the public transportation ticket - each semester after your renewal registration for the next semester at one of our validation stations (map):
- Westerberg Campus: in the building AB, next to the main entrance (Albrechtstraße) and at the library (foyer)
- Caprivi Campus: in the building CL
- Haste Campus: located near the library (Building HR)
- Lingen Campus: KD building (ground floor); Entrance South
Where can I load money onto my CampusCard?
Money can be added to the card at the following locations:
- in the cafeterias am Westerberg, in Haste and the Bistro Caprivistraße
- in the Westerberg and Haste libraries
- in the building FA
- in the cafeteria
- in the library
How do I get a new CampusCard if it is lost, stolen or defective?
Please contact the ServiceDesk with your student number. A processing fee of 15 € will be charged for the replacement of lost or deliberately damaged CampusCards.
The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences provides you with various services, such as a private mailbox, free WLAN, access to the OSCA Portal as well as the PC pools.
Central user ID for e-mail and the OSCA-portal
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 Infothek (information desk).
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 OSCA Portal. You can retrieve your e-mail with a mail client. You can find setup instructions in the Infothek in the ServiceDesk Knowledgebase.
The OSCA-portal (Osnabrück Campus activities) is the intranet of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. There you can manage your personal profile, register for modules, lectures and exams and retrieve studies services and certificates.
A bulletin board and software downloads are available in addition to an extensive Infothek (information center).
For the login you will need your central user ID and password.
Video Tutorials: "Introduction to OSCA" and "Module and Event Registration"
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 information center.
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.:
Instructions for setting up a VPN connection and solutions to known errors can be found in the information center.