The International Summer University (ISU) is an three-week intensive international intensive summer program, offered by Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences each summer usually from July – August. It is open to international and German undergraduate and graduate students of any study program. It is taught in English by academics from Osnabrück and its international partner universities with plenty of professional experience.
While students used to come to Osnabrück for three weeks to join the International Summer University in the past years, the program will take place in a hybrid version from September 9 - October 1 in 2021. In response to the corona pandamic we can only offer the course
We hope that we will be able to welcome students on campus again with a regular programm in 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. It includes for instance:
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
- Global Marketing Managment
- Sport Management
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.
We anticipate that the Corona situation will allow for a summer university on campus in 2022 and are planning ISU for July 20 - August 11, 2022.
The International Summer University is open for international students from all around the world and for students of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Gaining intercultural experience by working together with international students in small groups is one of the benefits of ISU. Moreover, it is a good opportunity for students who consider going abroad for a study term to get in touch and network with international students. Last but not least, you might receive ECTS credits for taking part in ISU.
In order to have the ISU course recognized towards your degree, a learning agreement has to be signed. For that purpose, we will send you the respective form after you registered for participation in ISU. You are then required to fill it in, have it signed and return it to us by May 31. Your faculty will check the recognition.
Attendance is compulsory for the entire programme. Students of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences can participate in the virtual ISU free of charge.
We are happy that you are interested in taking part in the ISU 2022. Please check the information on:
The number of students per course is limited. Please note that a course will not be offered if fewer than 15 students apply. Applications are accepted between February 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022 (deadline extended). To register for the International Summer University, students must complete the online registration form.
You will receive the Letter of Acceptance by April 22, 2022 at the latest.
The following documents will have to be uploaded by March 31, 2022 in our application portal after your online registration:
- a short CV
- transcript of records
- proof of English competence (for detail please see below)
All documents should be:
- in English
- file size: maximal 5 MB
- file format: PDF
Participants receive an invoice from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences directly with their notice of acceptance. Only participants from certain partner universities pay their program fee to their home university.
Program fee: 1850 €
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], ISU 2022, KST 70010036
Please keep in mind that banks may charge service fees for international money transfers and these must be covered in full by the participant. The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences will not assume any charges for the money transfers of participants and the Summer School fee must be received in full.
Cancellations of reserved places will attract the following cancellation fee:
Program fee for ISU on campus
If you cancel your registration or your reserved place before May 17, you will not be required to pay the program fee. If you cancel your reserved place on/after May 17 and before June 14, only 50% of the program fee is refundable.
If you cancel your reserved place on/after June 14 no program fee is refundable.
Program fee for virtual ISU
If you cancel your registration or your reserved place before July 1, you will not be required to pay the program fee. If you cancel your reserved place on/after July 1 no program fee is refundable.
As a rule, you must be enrolled either at a university abroad or at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
Please note that the ISU program is limited to three weeks and that acceptance does not imply admission to any other program of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
Students apply for the entire program of the International Summer University. The number of participants is limited. The applications will be evaluated according to their study profile and in the order in which they are received. In case the maximum number of participants is exceeded, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a place becomes available.
Students whose mother tongue is not English and who do not study in an English taught program at their home university will have to submit proof of English proficiency (for details please see above).
Attendance is compulsory for the entire programme.
As all courses, except the German language courses, will be taught in English. A proof of the ability to study in English must be submitted by all those students whose mother tongue is not English and who do not study in an English taught program at their home university.
In that case one of the following certificates is required:
- At least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL – at least 87 points) http://www.ets.org/toefl
- Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC – at least 750 points) http://www.toeic.com
- Cambridge Proficiency (CPE – minimum grade: C)
- Cambridge Advanced (CAE – minimum grade: B)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS – minimum grade: 6.0) http://www.ielts.org
- Business English Certificate (BEC 3 – minimum grade: B)