International Summer University

July 15 - Aug 6, 2021

International Summer University under Corona conditions

The 2021 International Summer University is expected to take place on-site from July 15 - August 6.

If the COVID-19 situation does not allow an on-site ISU, we will move to a virtual format. The final decision day will be announced early June 2021. During the registration process you will be asked (without obligation) whether you would also participate in an online version of the program. This information is very important for our further planning.

If the realization of the on-site ISU is not possible after the decision in early June due to the Corona pandemic and the associated regulations, the program can still be cancelled. In this case the participation fees paid will be reimbursed at 100%. We recommend to take out an appropriate travel cancellation insurance.

International Summer University (ISU) 2021 - On Site

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 takes place from July 15 until August 6, 2021. It includes:

at Bachelor's level:

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

at Master's level:

  • Global Healthcare Management

One course must be selected by all participants.

Your course is then combined with classes on German language and a lecture on "Facts about Germany and Osnabrück" and "Intercultural Competence". Company visits, study trips to cities nearby and cultural events complete the program.


Please choose one of the following courses.

Your choice is combined with:

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 German 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 and its region.


February 1 until March 31

Application period

April 15

You will be informed about your acceptance for the program

May 8

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

June 7

Final decision will be announced if the program will be moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19.

July 15

Arrival day (Osnabrück central station)

July 16

Beginning of the International Summer University (ISU)

July 17 to 18

Lectures and Build-the-team event

August 5

Final exams and farewell of the ISU

August 6




Information for Osnabrück Students

Accommodation, meals and facilities

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

Registration, fees and requirements

We are happy that you are interested in taking part in the ISU 2021. 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