Midwifery (B.Sc.)

Bachelor of Science

Features of the degree program Midwifery

Midwifery is both a science and the name of an innovative Bachelor degree program for male and female midwives. Tailored to the changing requirements of the profession, this study program aims to make use of the unexploited potential and resources of midwives in the care of women and their families.

The program builds on training at one of the cooperating midwifery schools, but also gives midwives who are already certified the chance to enroll for the first study semester as well. Certified midwives with at least 18 months of professional experience also have the option of entering directly into the fourth semester. This requires that they successfully pass an equivalence test.

The objective of the study program is to give students the tools to develop their professional careers in midwifery and to enhance their skills in evidence-based and needs-oriented decision making. On the basis of scientific knowledge and grounded practical competence, graduates can take a central role in the transfer of know-how from theory to practice. The study program is simultaneously oriented towards the acquisition of both discipline-related and interdisciplinary skills.

The degree program at a glance


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)


Summer semester

Placement test

Equivalence test for those starting in the 4th semester

Standard period of study

6 semesters



Type of study

First degree

Numerus Clausus

NC data from the last semesters


Osnabrück – Caprivi Campus

Admission restriction



Program management

Prof. Dr. Claudia Hellmers
Program director

Room: BA 0104
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3794
E-mail: c.hellmers@hs-osnabrueck.de

Office hours:
by arrangement

Advice and coordination

Dr. Verena Groß
Program coordinator

Room: BA 0002
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-2120
E-mail: midwifery@hs-osnabrueck.de

Office hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm and by arrangement

Application, admission and exams

Sonja Hemesath
Registrar's office

Room: AF 0008
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3485
E-mail: s.hemesath@hs-osnabrueck.de

Office hours:
Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm