International Summer University

July 13 - Aug 4, 2023

International Summer University (ISU) 2023

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:

  • The Role of Cash Transfers in times of Crises - Lessons learned from Covid-19 when protecting people's capabilities
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • Organisational Culture and Behaviour
  • Clinical Perspectives in Physiotherapy
  • Food Lab - Special Food Technologies

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 Berlin and to cities nearby as well as cultural events complete the program.


Please choose one of the following courses.

Your choice is combined with:


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 3 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. In your application you will indicate the course you would like to take, giving us your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. Depending on your study profile and on the number of applications for each course we will try to offer you a place in the course of your first choice. Please note that a course will not be offered if fewer than 15 students apply.

In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of places, the applications will be evaluated in the order in which they were received. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a spot 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 further details, please check "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 a two day trip to Berlin will take place. German student tutors will accompany you and make sure that you will get to know Osnabrück.


until April 10

Application period

April 17

You will be informed about your acceptance for the program

May 1

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

July 13

Arrival day (Osnabrück central station)

July 14

Beginnig of the International Summer University (ISU)

July 15 & 16

Lectures and Build-the-team-event

August 3

Final exams and farewell of the ISU

August 4

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 2023. 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. Kathrin Loer
Caprivistr. 30A
49076 Osnabrück

ISU Coordinator

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