Summer University Lingen (SUL) July 5 - July 18, 2020
Management in a global environment
The Summer University Lingen (SUL) provides insight into the field of “Management in a Global Environment”. A unique feature of the program is the practical aspect: students will visit small and medium-sized enterprises as well as family-run companies to directly apply what they have learned in class. Students will thus gain comprehensive insight into the regional, international, and global procedures of companies in Germany, the city of Lingen and its surrounding area. The two-week program is taught in English and is open for for German and international students currently enrolled in a degree program.
The SUL is offered by the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and will take place in the city of Lingen.
The Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology has 2,300 students and is located in the district of Emsland in the state of Lower Saxony. The faculty offers a high variety of study programs in the fields of business, business information, engineering, communication management, nursing and theater pedagogy.
Please note that acceptance to the SUL does not imply admission to any other program at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
- Dates: July 5 - July 18, 2020
- Study in Germany: 2 weeks, 5 ECTS
- Flyer "Summer University Lingen" 2019
Program & Fees
Many of the companies located in the area of Lingen are small and medium-sized companies, of which many are family-run and have strong ties to the region while at the same time operating internationally and globally. Thus, it is the aim of the Summer University to analyze the key success factors of those companies and to gain insight into their operations and management features.
International students attending the SUL will gain comprehensive insights into the regional, international and global procedures of companies in the Emsland area. Therefore, theory based company concepts in the fields of marketing, logistics, technology analysis, family-run companies and HR management are compared with real life practices in these companies.
Students will attend lectures on topics such as
- International Management
- International Marketing
- International Human Resource Management
- Features of small and medium-sized enterprises
Besides the lectures, students will also participate in group as well as project work.
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences cooperates with various medium-sized and family-run companies from different sectors such as automotive engineering, air-conditioning technology and ship building.The participants will visit selected companies to directly relate the theoretical concepts learned in class to real-life practices and to analyze the implementation of management features in a global context. In the past, participants visited companies such as
- ROSEN Group
- Kampmann GmbH
- Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG
- Bergmann Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
We are currently still working on the final program for 2020. In order to get an idea of what the program of the SUL 2019 looked like, you can take a look at the program of 2019: Program SUL 2019.
Various leisure activities and a weekend trip to Berlin complete this program and offer the opportunity to learn more about Lingen, the Emsland region as well as Germany as a whole. International participants will get to know each other during common sport activities, cultural trips, pub crawls and barbecues.The leisure activities will be organized and accompanied by our German student assistants who will offer tours through Lingen and make sure that participants will feel at home quickly.
The weekend trip to Berlin is included in the program fee.
Our faculty offers 5 ECTS credit points for attending the Summer University. The 5 ECTS are awarded for attendance at the lectures, atttendance at the company visits and for passing the final exam. The final exam will take place at the end of the two-week program and will cover the topics of the lectures. The final exam will will be graded. The participant's home university decides on whether the 5 ECTS credit points are recognized towards your degree.
All participants will receive a Certifiacte of Attendance and a Transcript of Records. Please note that attendance and successful completion of the program is required for receiving 5 ECTS and a Certificate of Attendance.
The program fee for international students is 1200 EUR and includes:
- tuition and teaching materials
- accommodation in Lingen
- company visits and transfer to the companies
- welcome dinner
- various leisure activities
- weekend trip to Berlin (including accommodation, breakfast, city tour)
The program fee does not include:
- travel and visa costs
- meals in Lingen and Berlin
- additional expenses for leisure activities
- health, accident or liability insurance
- fee for bike rental (approximately 50 EUR for two weeks)
Applications by February 15, 2019 benefit from an early-bird booking option. The early-bird fee is 800 EUR.
International students can apply for scholarships, which are preferably granted to students from partner universities of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The fee for scholarship holders is 500 EUR including accommodation and the services mentioned above. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit an additional letter of motivation in which you outline why we should grant you a scholarship. Please submit your scholarship application along with your application to the SUL (application deadline May, 1 2019).
In case you are submitted to the program, the fee is due June 1, 2019.
Fee for students from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
Students from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences pay 200 EUR inlcuding the trip to Berlin and 100 EUR without the trip to Berlin.The fee includes the company visits and the team-building events / leisure activities.
If you cancel your reserved space, the following cancellation fees apply:
If you cancel your reserved space before May 15, we will refund the whole program fee.
If you cancel your reserved space after May 15 and before June 15, only 50% is refundable.
If you cancel your reserved space after June 15, the program fee is not refundable.
February 1 until April 1
You will be informed about the acceptance for the program
The program fee is due by this date. You will find the banking information in your Letter of Acceptance
Arrival Day and Welcome Dinner
Beginning of the Summer University Lingen
July 6 to 10
Lectures and Company Visits
July 10 to 12
Three-day trip to Berlin
July 13 to July 17
Lectures, Company Visits and Final Exams
The application period for the Summer University Lingen 2020 will be open soon. The SUL welcomes German and international undergraduate and graduate students of any study program. Students should be interested in the above mentioned topics and should be willing to engage in group work and discussion with students from all over the world. There are 20 spaces available. The applications will be evaluated in the order in which they are received.
In order to apply for our program, you need to be currently enrolled at a university abroad or at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The application consists of the following documents:
- Online Application form: Please find the application form here.
- Letter of motivation in which you state why you apply for the SUL
- Transcript of Records of your current study program
- Copy of passport
Please fill out the online application before sending us further documents.
All documents should be
- in English
- file format PDF
- reference: surname_title_of_document
Please send all documents via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit an additional letter of motivation in which you outline why we should consider you for a scholarship.
Living in Lingen
Looking back on more than 1,000 years of history, Lingen has many stories to tell. Nowadays, 52,000 inhabitants live in Lingen’s safe and family-friendly neighborhoods and work in nearby businesses. Lingen has a rich cultural life, and both our students and staff are very active not only in participating, but also in shaping many activities. Studying in Lingen means becoming part of the community, both on and off campus.
What makes Campus Lingen special?
- teaching and learning is very practice-oriented
- small study groups
- modern learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- close cooperation with companies and organizations in the region
What makes the city of Lingen special?
- safe city with very welcoming and open-minded people
- city center in walking distance from campus
- a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars
- cultural offers such as theaters, cinemas and a concert hall
- great nature activities, such as bike-riding, canoeing, swimming
- good public transportation to explore neighboring cities such as Münster, Osnabrück, Bremen or even Amsterdam (Netherlands)
The Summer University Lingen will take place from July 7 until July 20, 2019. Sunday, July 7 is the offical day of arrival. Please make sure to arrive before 7 pm in Lingen so that you can attend the Welcome Dinner. Saturday, July 20 is the offical day of departure. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you can move into your student apartment before Sunday, July 7. Thus, if you arrive a day earlier, you may need to stay in a hotel that you have to arrange and pay for on your own. The accommodation is also only available until Saturday, July 20 and you, again, need to make other arrangements, if you wish to stay longer in Lingen.
Travel arrangements to and from Lingen (Ems) should be made by the participants themselves. Lingen does not have its own airport, but can be reached by railway. Please note that we do not provide airport-pick up. We will, however, pick you up from the train station in Lingen and bring you to your student apartment.
During the entire planning phase, the Summer University team is happy to help should there be any further questions on transport.
Participants will be accommodated with other German or international students in student apartments near the campus. Students will have their own bedroom but will usually share a bathroom and a kitchen. Depending on availability, single-room apartments are available. The apartments are located throughout the city of Lingen and are not in one building complex. In order to get around in Lingen, bicycles can be rented for an additional fee.
Visa and insurance
Depending on the bilateral agreement your country has with Germany, you may or may not need a visa to enter Germany. Students from EU-countries usually do not require a visa. For all non-EU-students, the safest way to determine whether you need a visa is by means of the German Federal Foreign Office's website.
There are different kinds of visa for different purposes. If you are participating in a short program of less than 90 days (e.g. a summer university or a German language course), you can apply for a “Schengen Visa” which allows you to travel in all the “Schengen Countries”. However, after 90 days you must leave the country. For more information, please consult the German embassy or German consulate in your country of residence. You can find the addresses on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Please make sure to inform yourself which visa you need to apply for and check with the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).
The visa application is to be submitted to the German Embassy or the German Consulate in your country of residence, preferably as early as possible. The application procedure in general takes about 8 weeks (counted from the day of submitting the visa application). Thus, please make sure that you allow enough time for the application procedure.
Please note that participants have the responsibility to obtian health, accident and liability insurance on their own and provide evidence of the respective inurance before the start of the SUL.
Non-EU students have to obtain travel health insurance. It might be possible to extend the travel insurance so that it covers the whole duration of your stay in Germany. We strongly recommend that you inform yourself in detail before your departure about your insurance coverage abroad and if required, obtain the necessary insurance.
EU students are also required to provide evidence of their health insurance. Please ask your health insurance company at home if your complete stay in Germany is covered. Usually you do not have to obtain an additional health insurance policy, but you can obtain a "European Health Insurance Card" (EHIC) or an equivalent from your insurance company.
Please be aware that participants of the Summer University Lingen are not insured by Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and that the university does not assume any liability. Thus, participants are responsible for their own health, accident and liability insurance.
- How to get here with Deutsche Bahn (German Railway): Deutsche Bahn
- How to get here with Dutch Rail: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)
- Nearby airports are, for example, Düsseldorf (DUS), Münster/Osnabrück (FMO), Hanover (HAJ) or Amsterdam (AMS)
- Katharina Freitag
Phone: +49 (0)591 80098-299
Room: KC 0314