International Summer University

July 20 - Aug 11, 2022

International Summer University (ISU) 2022

This exciting, three-week long International Summer University is open to international and German undergraduate and graduate students of any study program. It is taught in English and includes courses such as:

at undergraduate level:

  • Economics of Globalization
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • Cultural Management
  • Clinical Perspectives in Physiotherapy
  • Food Lab - Special Food Technologies
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence for Non-Programmers

at graduate level:

  • Global Healthcare Management

Participants will choose one course which is then combined with classes on German language, lectures on 'Facts about Germany and Osnabrück' and an 'Intercultural Competence' workshop. Company visits, study trips to cities nearby and cultural events complete the program.

Provided that the Corona situation allows the courses to be held in a face-to-face setting, ISU 2022 will take place on-site and in compliance with the appropriate safety precautions.


Please choose one of the following courses.

Your choice is combined with:


You must be enrolled either at a university abroad or at the Hochschule Osnabrück - University of Applied Sciences.

Please note that the ISU program is limited to 3 weeks and that acceptance does not imply admission to any other program of the Hochschule Osnabrück.

Students apply for the entire program of the International Summer University. The number of participants is limited. The applications will be evaluated in the order in which they were received. The applicants, which exceed the number of places, will be placed on a waiting list and notified by the International Summer University if a place becomes available.

Additionally you need to send an proof of English proficiency. More information you find further down in the part of "Registration and Payment".

Cultural Program and Study Trips

The course work is supplemented by visits to important German companies. Furthermore, we want you to get to know more about Germany and the Germans. Therefore, various activities in the evening and at the weekend like sports and games, international cooking events, day trips to other cities and other group activities will take place. All social activities will be arranged so that they can either be done in smaller groups or outside. German student tutors will accompany you and make sure that you will get to know Osnabrück.


February 1 until March 31

Application period

April 22

You will be informed about your acceptance for the program

May 6

The program fee is due by this date. You will find the banking details in the Letter of Acceptance.

July 20

Arrival day (Osnabrück central station)

July 21

Beginnig of the International Summer University (ISU)

July 23 & 24

Lectures and Build-the-team-event

August 10

Final exams and farewell of the ISU

August 11

Departure or optional trip to Paris



Information for Osnabrück Students

Accommodation, meals and facilities

Find out more about where to stay and where to eat.

Registration and requirements

We are happy that you are interested in taking part in the ISU 2022. Please check the information on:

Living in Osnabrück

Here you will find facts and figures on Osnabrück and some important predeparture information:

Travelling to Osnabrück

In the following parts you will find information about how to get to Osnabrück by train, plane or car. To be best prepared for your journey read the following list of important things for general travel arrangement and packing.

Visa and insurance


ISU Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Kay Hendrik Hofmann
Caprivistr. 30A
49076 Osnabrück

ISU Coordinator

Christiane Hendess
Albrechtstr. 30
49076 Osnabrück
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-2935
Fax: +49 (0)541 969-3113