Our courses in German as a Foreign Language offer an opportunity to all international students of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences to improve their knowledge of German in a course that fits their needs.
Our language courses aim at supporting the integration of our international students on and off campus. In order to assign you a course according to your skills, we ask you to participate in our placement test prior to the semester start.
Our German language courses address international visiting as well as degree-seeking students and guest auditors. Before taking in a German language course, you have to take a placement test prior to the beginning of the semester. After the test you will receive all the information about your course by e-mail.
Please register for the placement test as follows:
- international visiting and degree-seeking students: at your International Faculty Office or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- guest auditors: by e-mail to Ms. Malich (email@example.com)
Each semester, the Center for International Students offers German language courses which promote general language acquisition and use a textbook. Academic German can be improved in the courses C1.1, C1.2 and in Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch C1/C2.
Our semester courses are offered to all international visiting and degree-seeking students as well as to guest auditors.
The School of Business Management and Social Sciences also offers semester modules from level A1 to B2. From level B1 onwards, the content focuses on Business German. An overview of these courses can be found in the OSCA-Portal.
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences welcomes refugees and offers them intensive German language courses and study preparation classes. In Addition, refugees can participate in the university's Semester courses. For more information, please have a look at our website for refugees.
Our semester courses are accompanied by student tutors who support the participants in their learning process. In small learning groups (4 to 5 persons max.) students can repeat course content, get additional language practice, and prepare homework and oral presentations.
And of course, the tutorials are a great place to make contact with German and international students, to learn together, and hopefully to enjoy yourselves.
At the beginning of each semester, the Center for International Students looks for committed language tutors. If you would like to support international fellow students who learn German, please contact Mrs. Beate Buczkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In cooperation with the University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers STUDYPREP OS, a program that aims at helping refugees make the transition from their home countries and educational systems to studying in Germany.
The International Summer and Winter Language School comprises two intensive language courses of several weeks before the beginning of the semester. It is thus an ideal preparation for visiting students to prepare for studying at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and living in Germany.
The course comprises 90 hours of German language instruction in the summer and 60 in winter, and is offered at all levels from A1 to C1.
The language classes are complemented with a diversified cultural program including company visits. Further information can be found on our website.
As a licensed telc Partner and telc University Competence Center, we offer telc examinations to the general public. telc examinations can be done at different levels and we make sure that you receive your results quickly. For information on telc examinations, please have a look at the telc website. Please note that for unversity admission, you need to pass the exam telc C1 Hochschule.
If you apply with foreign credentials, you need to prove your study aptitude in German language. In almost all study programs, we require international applicants to have completed the C1 Level (CEF) and to be able to prove this with a standardized certificate. Here, you can find a list of all language certificates that we recognize for admission in the respective study programs.
Center for International Students
Telefon: +49 (0)541 969-3229
Fax: +49(0)541 969-2066
Center for International Students
Postfach 19 40
D - 49009 Osnabrück
Building AB 0004