In Germany, every citizen and every international student needs to register with the city authorities. Also, when you move from one city to another, you need to register in your new city, as well. This will probably seem unusual to many international students. In case you have just moved to Osnabrück and haven't registered with the city yet, the Center for International Students offers support to all first semester international students.
Since it usually takes months to schedule an appointment, we are cooperating with the Foreigner’s Office to make the process quicker and easier for you.
Video "Registering with the foreigners office": https://netcase.hs-osnabrueck.de/index.php/s/0YHKrPGvrIBGCNl
All students from non-EU countries will need to apply for a residence permit at the Foreigner’s Registration Office after arrival. Especially, when extending your visa you must attend this appointment even when you have classes on Friday! Please tell your professor in advance that you have an appointment to register with the Foreigner’s Registration Office.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the registration in Osnabrück will take place online.
We would like to invite you to join the Zoom-Meeting on 19th March 2021, 9.00 am.
Meeting-ID: 972 4540 4711
First of all, we would like to give you some information about the procedure. For a successful registration with the City of Osnabrück, you will need the following documents:
- Registration form
- You will receive the form by regular mail, or you can pick it up from Ms. Tatjana Maier (room AB 0011) on Thursday 18, 2021 from 9.00-15.00 p.m. Please make an appointment before pick up! 0541/969-3045
Hint: We recorded a short video (in English) for you, that will help you to complete the form. If you do not know how to fill it in, or have questions, please do not hesitate to ask us during the Zoom-Meeting on March 19th.
Filling in the registration form": https://netcase.hs-osnabrueck.de/index.php/s/qYmd5OSokfKc5yj
- Passport and copies
- Please make copies of your passport/ID card/current residence permit. Make sure to copy all pages with a stamp or visa.
- Landlord confirmation
- The landlord confirmation is obligatory for the registration. If you have a room in our dormitories, you will receive the confirmation by mail from one of our colleagues from the Housing Service under: email@example.com
- If you found your accommodation independently, please let your landlord fill in and sign the confirmation.
Hint: Under this link you can find a sample: https://www.osnabrueck.de/fileadmin/eigene_Dateien/Wohnungsgeberbesta-tigung-neu.pdf
- Confirmation of enrolment
- Please print your enrolment certificate and attach it to your registration documents.
Hint: You can find the certificate, when you log in to the OSCA portal.
In case your current visa or residence permit does not cover your entire stay in Germany – or you have neither – you should apply for it.
In order to extend or apply for a residence permit successfully you will need
- A proof of health insurance and
- A proof of sufficient funds (e.g. scholarship, blocked account, bank statements incl. monthly deposit of 861€)
In addition to the documents mentioned above.
Please submit your complete documents to Ms. Tatjana Maier (room AB 0011) by March 22nd, 2021 via regular post or email:
Center for International Students
Tatjana Maier / AF 0108
We will then forward your documents to the Foreigner’s Office. Depending on your current residence permit, there might be a further appointment. You will receive a note by the Foreigner’s Office!
If you have questions, please get in touch with me. While not an expert on this subject, I will certainly try to get the answers for you.
Other than that, we truly hope you are looking forward to your first semester in Osnabrück!
So you have obtained a study place. Are you interested in continuing to improve your German language skills? Then you should register for our assessment test in German as a foreign language. We offer German classes to students in English-taught programs who would like to improve their skills, but also to international students who would like to take their German to an even higher level or begin to learn the academic language of their subject field. This semester, the assessment test will take online. To asl for a registration link, please send an e-mail to HS_OS_Kamaha@gmx.de .
If you have passed a C1 exam in order to fulfill the admission requirements, you do not need to participate in the asessment test, however, we need you to send us an e-mail and express your interest in a German language class.
To begin university level studies, is always difficult: new faces, lots of information to process, a new city, many formalities...it is easy to lose track. The Center for International Students would like to support you! We are offering an entire (online) class of study orientation with 4 semester hours at the beginning of the semester and 2 hours per week after the first weeks (and when your studies pick up and demand more of your time). We will introduce you to student service providers (e.g. LearningCenter, Psychological Counseling Center, Office of the Registrar, etc.), we'll explain some important aspects of German culture as well as university culture, we'll introduce you to the library system and good academic pratice. In addition, we'll talk about learning stiles and techniques, and define your role and duties as students. This way, you not only get to know many employees of the university, but also your fellow international students.
And what's really special about this seminar: Your two lecturers have their specialisation in German as a foreign language and will make absolutely sure that you understand every word of this orientation. By the way: there will be no exam at the end and no homework. Does that sound good? If you're interested in participating, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mariia Madenova works as a student assistant for the Center for International Students and offers you a helping hand during her consultation hours! What's great: Since she is an international student herself, she can understand your questions and perspectives from her own experience. And because she has already been studying here for some semesters, she can give you valuable advice and support. Her virtual consultation hours prospectively takes place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and from 13.00 - 15.00 p.m. (ZOOM Link tba).
If you want to speak with Mariia over the phone, just give her a call: (0541) 969 3429.