Summer University Lingen (SUL)

July 5 - July 18, 2020

Global Players and Hidden Champions: Business and Technology Made in Germany

Update on COVID-19: Summer University Lingen 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

Due to the current situation resulting of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current travel restrictions, the Summer University Lingen 2020 will be postponed to July 2021. We are very sorry that we cannot meet this summer in Lingen but we hope that we are able to welcome you on our campus soon.

The Summer University Lingen (SUL) takes a look at the backbone of Germany’s economy: family-owned medium-sized companies, the so-called German Mittelstand. The goal of the Summer University is to analyze the key success factors of the Mittelstand companies and to gain insight into their operations and management features. A unique feature of the SUL is the practical aspect: we will visit small and medium-sized as well as family-owned companies to directly apply what you have learned in class. You 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. Please find more information on the program below.

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 great 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.

Program & Fees


January 10 until May 1

Application period

May 8

You will be informed about the acceptance to the program

May 20

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

July 5

Arrival Day and Welcome Dinner

July 6

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 17

Lectures, Company Visits and Final Exams

July 17

Farewell Event

July 18




The SUL welcomes German and international undergraduate and graduate students of any study program. You 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. 
  • CV
  • 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


Living in Lingen

Visa and insurance


Katharina Freitag

International Faculty Office - Campus Lingen

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Kaiserstrasse 10c

49809 Lingen (Ems)


Phone: +49 (0)591 80098-299