Summer University Lingen (SUL)

August 22 - September 4, 2021

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

The Summer University Lingen (SUL) 2021 is expected to take place on campus from August 22 until September 04, 2021. If the COVID-19 situation does not allow an on-site SUL, we will offer a virtual program. The final decision will be announced early July 2021. During the application 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 planning.

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 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.

Program & Fees


February 1 until May 1

Application period

May 10

You will be informed about your acceptance to the program

May 30

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

July 1 Final decision whether the program takes place on-site or whether we will offer an online version due to COVID-19

August 22

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

August 23

Beginning of the Summer University Lingen

August 23 - 27

Lectures and Company Visits

August 27 - 29

Leisure Activities (tba)

August 30 - September 03

Lectures, Company Visits and Final Exams

September 03

Farewell Event

September 04




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. 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. We process applications with the tool Mobility Online and we ask you to please fill out the online application form. After you have registered, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • 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

In case of any questions concerning the program and your application, please e-mail us:


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