Public Administration (B.A.), dual

Bachelor of Arts

Features of the dual degree program Public Administration

The 6-semester Bachelor's degree program in Public Administration is a dual degree program that qualifies you for work in career group 2, first entry-level office (formerly senior service) in the field of general services in state and local government. In order to enroll at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, you must be recruited into the preparatory service by a cooperation partner (appointment authority). During their studies, the students are civil servants on revocation and receive candidate salaries from their employing authority in accordance with the civil service regulations.

In terms of content, the course focuses on administration, law, economics and social sciences. What is characteristic is that each semester, after a theory phase, there is an 8 or 10-week practical phase, which is coordinated by the respective hiring authority.

A range of modules from different areas is available for the elective modules in the 5th and 6th semesters. Students can also choose from an extensive range of languages and attend block week events on various subject areas. There is also the possibility of a stay abroad during a practical phase.

After successful completion, Osnabrück University awards the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). In addition, the Lower Saxony career qualification for career group 2, the first entry-level position in the field of general services (formerly higher service), is acquired. Acquiring this career qualification opens up a career path as a civil servant.

The degree program at a glance


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and
Lower Saxony career qualification for career group 2, first entry-level position in the field of general services (formerly senior service)


Winter semester

Placement test

not compulsory, the English placement test is recommended

Standard period of study

6 semesters



Type of study

First degree, full-time, dual

Numerus Clausus

NC data from the last semesters


Osnabrück – Caprivi Campus

Admission restriction

Yes, posting required by hiring authority



Program management

Dr. Sarah Lüttmann
Program director

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Lackner

Office hours:
by arrangement

Advice and coordination

Dipl.-Kff. (FH) Marion Böer
Program coordinator

Room: CB 0309
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3001

Office hours:
by arrangement

Application, admission and exams

Sonja Hemesath
Registrar's office

Room: CB 0017
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3485

Office hours:
by arrangement