Paying for living, eating, learning material - the question of financing plays an important role for many people in deciding on a course of study. A semester fee applies to all students at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Your public transportation ticket is funded by this which you can use on buses and trains across Lower Saxony. The reasonable prices in the cafeterias are also possible with this.
We have gathered tips on study financing under the following bullet points: from BAföG grants and study loans to scholarships up to current part-time jobs. You can also find information on the current semester fees.
Administrative fee: 75,- Euro
Student services fee: 69,- Euro
Student self-administration fee: 8.70 Euro
Public transportation ticket: 187.52 Euro
Total: 340.22 Euro
* = does not apply for the extra-occupational Bachelor's degree programs "Nursing Management", "Nursing Science" and "Elementary Education", as well as all non-consecutive extra-occupational Master's degree programs; these pay the amount reduced by the public transportation ticket of €152.70 and/or if applicable, fees to be paid in addition according to the fee schedule of the degree program.
Administrative fee: 75.- Euro
Student services fee: 69.- Euro
Student self-administration fee: 8.70 Euro
Public transportation ticket: 155.38 Euro
Total: 308.08 Euro
* = does not apply for the extra-occupational degree programs "Management of Operating Systems” as well as all non-consecutive extra-occupational Master's degree programs; these pay the amount reduced by the public transportation ticket of €155.38 and/or if applicable, fees to be paid in addition according to the fee schedule of the degree program.
student sabbatical / student leave of absence
Students who are on an academic leave of absence pay an amount reduced by the administration fee.
Student sabbatical semester fee winter semester 2018/19:
Degree programs with public transportation ticket:
Osnabrück location: 265.22 Euro
Lingen location: 233.08 Euro
Degree programs without public transportation ticket:
Osnabrück and Lingen locations: 75.70 Euro
The Berufsausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG) (Federal Law on Support in Education) helps you to complete a course of study regardless of the financial situation of your family. You get half of the BAföG payments as a grant, the other half as a non-interest bearing loan that you repay over a period of up to 20 years.
On the following pages, you will find detailed information on the BAföG and a BAföG calculator that helps you determine the amount of your claim for BAföG in advance without obligation. You will also find all the forms you need to apply.
- BAföG pages of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research
- BAföG pages of the Student Services Osnabrück
In the BAföG Department of the Student Services Osnabrück, you can also receive personal consultation and get all application forms.
Neuer Graben 27
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-6310
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A counseling appointment can also be arranged outside these hours.
Phone: +49 (0)591 80098-214
14-day Mondays (even calendar weeks) 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm and by arrangement.
Regardless of the BAföG, students in an advanced stage of their education can also apply for an education loan from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) in the amount of the monthly maximum of €300 for up to 24 months. This is a low interest loan for the general financing of the degree program or for the financing of special study materials, a study abroad or an internship.
Benefits are granted by the Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA) in Cologne. You can find more information, as well as the required forms on the BVA website.
Through the KfW Förderbank, students in undergraduate studies can receive between €100 and €650 per month to finance their living costs from the KfW Förderbank. Generally up to ten semesters are financed. All students get the same interest rate, regardless of major or location, grades, own income or theparents' income. Collateral is not required.
In addition to full time degree programs, additional, complementary, postgraduate and second degree programs and doctoral programs are eligible for funding.
The applications for the KfW student loan are provided in the online loan portal and submitted via the Student Services at the KfW. The Student Services Osnabrück offers personal advice and KfW student loans.
For more information relating to the student loans, go to the KfW Förderbank website.
In addition to the funding of your studies through the BAföG, scholarships are also well suited to financing studies. Benefit from the numerous advantages. In addition to financial assistance, you get first contacts to potential employers, gain insight into the working world and probably to secure an internship place or write your final thesis at your sponsor's. In addition to good grades, you can also score with voluntary commitment on many applications.
Thanks to the support of numerous companies, as well as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences can award, for example, more than 150 Germany scholarships amounting to €300 per month to students. For get more information on the application, go to the Germany scholarship program website.
More funding institutions are listed below:
- Alfred-Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.
- Bernward-Clasen-Verein e.V.
- Claas Stiftung
- Cusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung
- Edmund Rehwinkel-Stiftung
- Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk e.V.
- Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.
- Hans-Seidel-Stiftung e.V.
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
- Landesstipendium Niedersachsen
- RWE Studienförderung
- Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) gGmbH
- Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.
There are numerous scholarship opportunities for study or internships abroad. We have compiled a list of scholarships and funding opportunities for your stay abroad.
Benefit financially even after your studies from your academic achievements and compete with your thesis (Bachelor's or Master's theses) for a StudyUp grant. Each year the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences awards these grants for outstanding achievements in studies. The grants are awarded in different categories and donated by well-known companies and associations. For information about the application period, the award criteria, as well as the sponsors, on the StudyUp grant website (website only available in German).
- Where can I find a part-time job?
Part-time jobs are ideal to earn something additionally during the studies. For example, the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers you the ability to work as a tutor or as a student assistant. See our OSCA Portal/notice board for current job vacancies.
In addition to the OSCA Portal, a look at the Praxiko Career portal of the University Career Center (website only available in German) is always worthwhile. There, companies advertise current part-time jobs for students in the Osnabrück/Lingen region. In addition, nationwide internships, final theses, as well as positions for a direct job entry are offered.
- How much can I earn as a student in addition to my studies?
The German Student Services has compiled information on how a part-time job affects child allowances and the BAföG and how much the tax credit is. The statutory health insurance can also give binding statements.