Президія Оснабрюкського університету прикладних наук глибоко вражена нападом Росії на суверенну європейську державу. Вoнa засуджує акт агресії проти України та кричуще порушення міжнародного права. Ми висловлюємо солідарність із усіма партнерами та всіма членами наукових установ в Україні, з якими нас пов'язують дружні стосунки.
Наші пропозиції для біженців, такі як курси німецької мови, наша програма для вільних слухачів або навчання в Оснабрюкському університеті прикладних наук, відкриті для всіх українських біженців. Інформацію про це наведено нижче на цій сторінці.
Українські вчені, які хотіли б проводити дослідження або викладати в Оснабрюкському університеті прикладних наук, можуть зв'язатися з нашим координаційним центром Welcome Center за адресою email@example.com.
Важлива інформація (українською та російською мовами) про процедуру в'їзду та перебування в Нiмеччині, а також про фінансову підтримку, навчання та роботу для біженців з України доступна на веб-сайті Handbook Germany та на веб-сайті Уповноваженого Федерального уряду з питань міграції, біженців та інтеграції.
Міська адміністрація Оснабрюка зібрала інформацію про житло, медичне обслуговування, видачу продуктів харчування та порядок реєстрації в Оснабрюку.
Організація Exil-Verein Osnabrück пропонує різноманітні консультаційні послуги, а також освітні та культурні програми для біженців.
Благодійна організація Caritas пропонує в Оснабрюку консультації та послуги з перекладу для тих, хто приїхав з України. Детальну інформацію можна знайти на сайті організації Caritas.
The leadership of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is deeply horrified by the Russian attack on a sovereign European country and condemns this act of war against Ukraine which represents a blatant breach of international law. Our solidarity and our empathy is with all members and affiliates of our Ukrainian partners in science and education.
Our offers for refugees, such as German language courses, our guest auditor program, and taking up regular studies at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, are open for those who had to flee from Ukraine. You can find information by scrolling down on this website.
Ukrainian scientists who are interested in continuing their research or teaching at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, can contact our Welcome Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugees from Ukraine can find important information regarding entry into and staying in Germany, regarding financial support, educational and work opportunities in Ukrainian and Russian languages on the website of Handbook Germany and on the website of the German commissioner for migration, refugees and integration.
Information regarding accomodation, medical services, food distribution and registration in the city of Osnabrück can be found on the website of the City of Osnabrück.
The private Exil-Verein Osnabrück offers different kinds of counseling and also organizes education and cultural offers for refugees.
People from Ukraine who need translation services and advising, can turn to Caritas. This welfare organization offers more detailed information on their website. (website in German)
Are you a refugee or asylum seeker in or around Osnabrück? Are you interested in studying at our university? We hope that this website is helpful for you. If you have questions that are not answered below, please send us an e-mail in German or English to email@example.com .
We appreciate your interest in studying at our university, and would like to support you on your way to becoming one of us. At Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, refugees and asylum seekers are very welcome!
Would you like to talk to us?
We offer advice on all topics concerning international applicants, students and guest auditors:
General questions on and about studying (Ms. Tatjana Maier)
Admission requirements for a degree course / "Uni-assist" application procedure (Ms. Tatjana Maier)
German courses during the semester / German certificates (Ms. Tatjana Maier)
Questions about financing your studies and scholarships (Ms. Tatjana Maier)
Questions about residence permits / visas (Ms. Tatjana Maier)
Guest auditor programme (Ms. Ghousun Abu Shammala)
Ms. Ghousun Abu Shammala can be contacted on mondays during Wintersemester 2022/23 from 09:00 to 12:00 Uhr, Room KF 0003;
Ms. Tatjana Maier can be contacted during Wintersemester 2022/23 from 12:00 o'clock to 3 pm, Room KF 0003 on the follwoing dates:
10.10.2022 – 07.11.2022 – 12.12.2022 - 14.01.2022 – 09.01.2023
for a special appointment please write a mail to
or give us a ring
Ms. Ghousun Abu Shammala: 0591/800 98 - 404
Ms. Tatjana Maier: 0541/969 - 3045
What documents do refugees need in order to study full time at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences?
For most study programs, three types of documents are needed: (1) the university entrance qualification for Germany (2) proof of German language proficiency - Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences requires all international students to have C1 (3) for most study programs, practical experience (internship) is needed as a prerequisite. The internship must have been in the same field as the study program, for example, if you would like to study business managment, you will need internship experience in a mercantile unit of a company. If you would like to study mechanical engineering, the internship should be in the production unit of a company.
Please also have a look at our website for international degree-seeking students.
Where do I get information on the prerequisites?
At Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, every study program has its own website. There, you will find information on the documents and certificates that you'll need for each study program. In addition, please refer to our website for international degree-seeking students. The same information is true for all refugees who would like to study at our university. Also, you are welcome to make use of our counselling services for international students in our Center for International Students. Ms. Maier's office hours are: TUE 14 - 16 h, WED 09 - 12 h and THU 14 - 17 h. Her office is on our Campus Albrechtstraße Room number AB 0011.
Due to the Corona Situation you can currently contact Ms. Maier via telephone from Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 15:00
A new STUDYPREP OS course is being planned. Expected start: 01 August 2020.
The programme is funded by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is aimed at refugees who already have a university entrance qualification but do not yet have the necessary language skills to study in German.
Further information will be available on this website shortly.
Further information can be found on the programme page, please click here.
When is someone considered a guest?
A guest is someone who does not have student status, but who may nevertheless participate in a fixed number of classes. At Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, guest may participate in two classes per semester. This equals 10 European credit points (ECTS).
As a guest, can I participate in any course at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences?
Before we admit guests into our courses, we are obligated to check whether there is capacity in these courses. If there is, it is possible to participate.
Do guests have to pay fees?
Generally speaking: yes!. However, if someone can argue a case of hardship, the fees can be waivrd. For refugees, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences will waive the fees. Therefore, if you are a refugee, you do not have to pay fees.
How can I apply to become a guest at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences?
In order to become a guest auditor at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, you will have to apply through a certain procress (see Program for Guest Autitors).
- Coordination and Advice
- Rita Malich
Room: AB 0004
Telephone: 0541 969 - 3044
The Welcome Center supports doctoral candidates and scientists who would like to research and teach at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. We are happy to help you find an adequate research group in the university, offer you information on founding opportunities and help you with organisational matters with regard to living and working in Osnabrück and Lingen. For more detailed information, please contact Mrs. Aline Poniatowski: welcome-center@hs-osnabrück.de.
Does Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offer German language courses for refugees?
Due to legal restrictions, Osnabrück University of Applied may only offer courses to persons who are members of the university, for example because they have student status. But, if there is third party funding (external funding) especially for offering German language courses to refugees, then we can organize courses for this group.
Can refugees stil participate in German language courses at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences?
Yes: Our Guest Auditor Progam offers participation at the German language courses. If there are free places, refugees can learn German together with our international visiting students and our international degree-seeking students. Currently, there are free places in these courses, and experience shows, that during the summer semester, there are usually even more free places. Therefore, the Guest Auditor Program is an excellent opportunity to learn German in an academic environment for all those who are interested in pursuing university studies in Osnabrück.
What kind of German language courses are on offer?
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers German language courses at all levels from A1 to C2. Some of these courses are subject specific, for example Business German or Technical German. Other are more general and help to improve your proficiency in German off campus. Please contact Beate Buczkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions regarding German classes and language certificates.
What is BAföG? BAföG is the abbreviation for the German version of the German Federal Government's program to financially support students who are under the age of 30. Students who are in the program, receive monthly payments of up to 850 Euros to finance their education. This can also be an academic study program. A part of the grant must be returned to the government after studying. The sum that must be paid back can be divided up into monthly payments, or it can be returned in one. All applicants have to state their financial situation. You will find some more information on the internet. Some refugees can profit from this type of financial support, as well: if your application for asylum has been recognised, you can immediately apply for BAföG from January 1st 2016 onwards: bearers of certain humanitarian titles, and refugees who have received protection from deportation can apply for this support after 15 months If you want to know more or need advice, the Studentenwerk Osnabrück is your contact of choice. Please contact the Department of Student Financing at the "Studentenwerk Osnabrück". Are there any scholarships available? Yes, pleas inform yourself on our website. What is BAföG?
BAföG is the abbreviation for the German version of the German Federal Government's program to financially support students who are under the age of 30. Students who are in the program, receive monthly payments of up to 850 Euros to finance their education. This can also be an academic study program. A part of the grant must be returned to the government after studying. The sum that must be paid back can be divided up into monthly payments, or it can be returned in one. All applicants have to state their financial situation.
You will find some more information on the internet.
Some refugees can profit from this type of financial support, as well:
- if your application for asylum has been recognised, you can immediately apply for BAföG
- from January 1st 2016 onwards: bearers of certain humanitarian titles, and refugees who have received protection from deportation can apply for this support after 15 months
If you want to know more or need advice, the Studentenwerk Osnabrück is your contact of choice. Please contact the Department of Student Financing at the "Studentenwerk Osnabrück".
Are there any scholarships available?
Campus ohne Grenzen
Campus ohne Grenzen is a student project for refugees, International and German students, and for all who are interested. They offer German Tutorials, Social Events and in general: an opportunity to meet one another. In addition, during a semester a mentoring program for refugees who participate in our guest auditor programm is oraganised.