The International Study Program "Sustainablity and Innovation in Engineering" is an intensive summer program, offered by Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences each summer semester in May and June. The goal of the program is to introduce students to new ways of thinking about the real-world challenges of sustainability and their potential role in solving such problems with innovative approaches.
The International Study Program is a great opportunity for visiting students to combine practice-oriented studies with an interesting cultural experience and to receive credit points in a short period of time, allowing them to pursue other activities, like internships, during the regular semester.
While students used to come to Osnabrück for six weeks to join the International Study Program in the past years, the program will take place online in 2021 in response to the corona pandamic. We hope that will be able to welcome students on campus again in 2022.
In contrast to the regular program, students do not need to be on-campus in 2021, but can join the program online from their home countries. The online ISP will last 2 weeks (instead of 6 weeks on campus) and comprises one course. This online course surveys recent technological developments in four smaller units dedicated to different research areas: Energy, E-Mobility, Agriculture, and Materials. The accompanying cultural module “Living Society” contextualizes the innovation trends explored in the units in terms of German society, culture and history.
Students will receive 5 ECTS Credit Points (3 US credits) upon completion of the program. The fee for ISP Online is 530 Euro, 350 Euro for students with a tuition waiver. Please contact your study abroad office if you are unsure which of these fees apply to you.
Due to the time zone difference between Germany and North America, classes will take place in the mornings for you. Currently, we plan to begin classes at 8:00 am according to US Central time. Please use this as a reference to calculate on when classes will begin at your place. However, we still may adjust the start time when we have all applications at hand.
Applications will be accepted between January 1 and March 15, 2021. To register for the International Study Program, please complete the online application form (available here). The number of participants is limited and spaces will be assigned in order of application receipt.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We will be happy to provide you with further information on the online program, such as a detailed syllabus.
The admission requirements are:
- enrollment and good standing in a Bachelor's program in engineering, agriculture, life sciences, landscape architecture or related disciplines
- English level B2
- interest in German culture and intercultural experiences
Applications will be accepted between January 1, 2021 and March 15, 2021 (deadline). The number of participants is limited. Because applications are considered in the order in which they are received, early registration is advisable.
To register for the International Study Program, students must complete the online registration form (available here)
In some cases, applicants may be asked to provide the following additional documents:
- (unofficial) transcript of records
- for students who do not study in English: proof of language proficiency
- for Osnabrück students: copy of signed learning agreement (see Studiendekanat)
Payment of Program Fees
Some participants pay their program fee to their home university, while others receive an invoice from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences directly with their notice of acceptance. Please contact your local study abroad office if you are unsure whom to pay.
Invoices received by participants or partner universities are to be paid by the date indicated therein (usually 14 days from issue) to
- Recipient: Hochschule Osnabrueck
- Bank: Sparkasse Osnabrück, Wittekindstrasse 17-19, D-49074 Osnabrück
- BIC: NOLADE22XXX
- IBAN: DE52265501050000615690
- Reference: [student or university name], ISP 2021, KST 68010025
Invoice payers are also responsible for paying any fees incurred for international wire transfers!
If a registered participant cancels up to 8 weeks before the start of the program (before March 30, 2021), they will receive a refund for 100% of the program fee.
If a registered participant cancels fewer than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the start of the program (after March 30 but before April 27, 2021), they will receive a refund for 50% of the program fee.
If a registered participant cancels fewer than 4 weeks before the start of the program (after April 27, 2021), they will not receive a refund for any part of the program fee.
Exceptions to the terms above are possible in cases of program cancellation, natural disaster, civil unrest, etc.
- Prof. Dr. Dirk Junker
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture
- Prof. Dr. Svea Petersen
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
- Aline Poniatowski
Center for International Mobility
+49 (0)541 969-7379