Program for Guest Auditors at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Be our Guest!

If you do not meet the entrance requirements for full studies at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences at this moment, you can still participate in classes.

As a guest, you have the opportunity to participate in two courses and the exams that go along with these courses. If you pass the exams, you will receive a certificate that we will recognize if you become an international degree-seeking student at a later point of time.

In order to obtain the guest status, refugees must have applied for asylum, however, it is not necessary that they have already been granted asylum. Our regulations allow us to waive the fees that would normally apply to all guests.

The process to becoming a guest auditor at Osnabrück university of applied sciences

Step 1: Make an appointment with the Center for International Students (CIS) or the Study Counselling Service

Firstly, we will try to get an impression of your educational background and of your language proficiency in German as well as English. If you have school leaving and/or study certificates with you, we will give you information on whether they can be recognised for becoming an international degree-seeking student at our university. Please note: If you are unsure which study program fits your interests best, please consult the Study Counselling Service!

Step 2: Assess your language ability in German

In order to offer you an adequate German language course, all guest auditors have to take part in an assessment test German as a second language organised by the CIS. You can choose between two dates but participation is obligatory. You find further information in the section 'Important Dates and Deadlines'.

Step 3: Choose the modules that you would like to study

In consultation with the faculty that offers the subjects that you are interested in, you will agree on the modules that you like to study. At Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, modules from different semesters (beginner and advanced) and from many study programs can be selected if places are available.

Please notice: If your German language level is lower than B1, you will find it difficult to follow the lecture. In this case we advise you to choose a German language course only.


Important Dates and Deadlines

The following dates and deadlines are important to remember:


For those who are newcomers to our guest auditor program and who like to register for the Sommer-Semester 2019 registration is open from 2nd of January until 31st of January 2019. Please note the last date to register as we will not be able to register you after this day. Registration needs to be done personally in our office during our opening hours.

For those who are already guest auditors during this Winter-Semester and who would like to register again for Sommer Semester 2019 registration is open from 01st until 19th of December 2018. Registration needs to be done personally in our office during our opening hours.


Center for International Students

Rita Malich
Telephone: 0541 969-3044
Office hours:

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                     

and by arrangement.

Study Counselling Service

Marco Bazalik
Telephone: 0541 969-4833
Office hours:

Monday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12 :00 p.m.

Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 

and by arrangement.


Hochschule Osnabrück
University of Applied Sciences
Albrechtstr. 30
49076 Osnabrück
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-0
Fax: +49 (0)541 969-2066


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