With at the start of your studies, during studies or at the start of your professional life - we support you in all phases of your studies! We offer you numerous counseling services for a degree program search or for the right learning. We also support you with personal problems, advise you on the compatibility of studies and family life in Osnabrück and Lingen and show you your prospects after graduation. The following overview introduces you to your respective contact persons.
- Which course of studies is right for me?
The Central Student Counseling (ZSB) offers individual counseling also information events and workshops n the choice of degree programs.
- Which conditions must I meet?
You will find general information on educational qualifications with which you can take up studies at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences on the page University entrance. Additional requirements of individual programs (internship, training etc.) are available on the pages of the respective programs. The Registrar's Office (website only available in German) offers you individualized counseling.
- How can I study with an illness or disability?
Students with a chronic illness or disability can contact the Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb). Also, there is a special representative for severely disabled students at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (Andrea Riecken, telephone: +49 (0)541 969-3541 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, the Student services Osnabrück offers rooms accessible for disabled students in its housing.
- How do I apply for a degree program?
Information on the application process for Bachelor's degree programs is available on the website Online Application Bachelor's Degree. Applications for a Master's course of studies are available on the website Online Application Master's Degree. For further questions related to the application and enrollment, contact the Registrar's Office (website only available in German).
- Should I stop my studies or change my major?
An early consultation with the respective Academic Dean can help clarify any uncertainties. The Academic Dean’s Office of study can give assistance in the planning of studies and information on advancement offers and alternative examination options. Contacts are listed on the respective websites of the faculties (website only available in German). An interview with the Central Student Counseling Center (ZSB) also helps to be clear about your own decision situation. If you experience learning blocks or examination anxiety, for example, during the course of study, the Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb) can offer valuable tips and support services such as workshops and seminars.
- How do I change my major?
The Central Student Counseling Center (ZSB) will give information on the formalities of a change of study place. The Academic Dean’s Office of the respective faculty (website only available in German) determines which of the student's existing achievements can be recognized within the framework of the application process. The Registrar's Office (website only available in German) is responsible for the implementation of the change.
- What can I do against examination anxiety
Students can turn to Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb) for study-related problems. In addition to individual consultations, the psychosocial counseling service offers courses and workshops on various topics, such as for example "Successfully tackle exams" or "Overcome speaking anxiety". All offers are free of charge.
- How can I learn more efficiently?
As a university-wide service facility, the LearningCenter (website only available in German) offers students learning training and individual guidance at each faculty. Whether questions on exam preparation, scientific work or time management, you can find information on these topics and the latest training program on the LearningCenter website. The Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb) also helps students in one-to-one meetings or workshops to optimize academic success through proper time and work planning.
- How can I balance family and studies?
The Equal Opportunity Office (website only available in German) gives students an overview of services and assistance for families and promotes the contact to other studying parents. There is also summarized information and counseling offers for students who are parents in Osnabrück on the Initiative "Studying with a child" website (website only available in German).
- Where can I go and who can help me with the planning?
Students who are planning a course of studies or an internship abroad can contact the Center for International Mobility (CIM) for information on partner universities and other options of a stay abroad. Further contact points are the International Faculty Offices. In addition to the addresses of partner universities and chambers of commerce abroad, the International Office give tips on the further planning of the stay of abroad and applying to foreign companies.
- How do I finance my stay abroad?
You can receive information on foreign scholarships, foreign BAföG and other funding opportunities at the Center for International Mobility (CIM) of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and at the International Faculty Offices.
- Where can foreign students receive information on study opportunities and admission requirements?
International students can consult the International Office on the German skills needed to study at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
- Who will help me on-site?
No matter, whether it comes to questions about enrollment, residential or recreational options, the International Office will help all international students. The General Students' Committee (AStA) (website only available in German) supports foreign students in organizational questions and offers a free term paper inspection.
- Where can I find an apartment or a room in a shared apartment?
The Student Services Osnabrück offers approximately 1700 places in the student dormitories. Many apartment deals can also be found on the General Students' Committee (AStA) (website only available in German) and the university portal OSCA. As international students, you can also contact the housing service of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
- Who advises me on mental health problems, debt, alcohol or drug problems?
The Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb) helps students with self doubts, fears and personal crises, advises on addiction problems and financial worries.
- Pregnant students can continue during the study period - how to do it?
The Equal Opportunity Office (website only available in German) supports expectant mothers at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb) advises pregnant students. There is also summarized counseling and support offers for students who are parents on the Initiative "Studying with a child" website (website only available in German).
- Who can I contact about sexual harassment?
Both the Equal Opportunity Office of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences as well as the Psychosocial Counseling Center (psb) can help you in case of sexual harassment.
You can converse with a qualified counselor, who is bound to professional discretion, every fourth Wednesday in the month during the semester,
from 2:30 to 4:00 pm as well as by arrangement,
at room AF 0103 (consultation room of the Equal Opportunity Office) in the AF building.
On request, consultations can also be arranged at the Lingen Campus of Hochschule Osnabrück.
In addition, you can reach us anytime by phone: 0173 9619298 (we’ll call you back)
or by e-mail: email@example.com
- Who will help me with legal issues?
The General Students' Committee (AStA) offers a free consultation to students on other legal issues.
- Where can I find a suitable job?
The Career Center (website only available in German) advises students and graduates on their start in professional life. In the Job Portal Praxiko of the Career Center (website only available in German), many employers are looking for young professionals.
- How do I apply successfully?
The Career Center (website only available in German) of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences helps students to orient themselves professionally and apply successfully. In addition to face-to-face talks and a resume-check, the Career Center offers various career courses.
- How do I become self-employed successfully?
The Learning Center of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences advises students on their way to independence. The Business Start-up Service of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers help in evaluating the commercial viability, creating business plans, funding opportunities and other questions from entrepreneurs.