International Faculty OfficeFaculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture
International Faculty Office - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture
On the International Pages of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture you get concise information about the faculty and the bachelor's and master's degree programs provided.
We also inform about various possibilities for our students to gain experiences abroad in internships and study abroad semesters, and ways to host foreign guest student at our courses in German or English language (International semester).
You also get information on our cooperation institutions and other international activities of the faculty.
Please contact the International Faculty Office for more information about your options for studying at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture!
As a foreign student you are welcome to join us at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture! Your lecturers, staff, the International Faculty Office and your German fellow students will help to make your stay an accademic and personal success.
Options for international students:
Do you like to spend a few weeks, one or several semesters in Osnabrück? We can offer you many options for studying at our faculty:
- study an entire bachelor or master program as a registered student (mostly in German),
- study one or two semesters as a guest student and choose between modules in German or English),
- do an internship in one of our research projects, research facilities or laboratories
- attend a German language course or
- take part in a Summer University.
On the following pages you will find a lot of information about studying in Osnabrück. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Camila Giterman from Argentina, study program landscape architecture
This is a summary of my exchange experience in Germany. I highly recommend doing it at the Hochschule Osnabrück.
Osnabrück was the first city in which I was completely by myself. There were no uncles or parents to pave the road. I remember the moment I decided doing it and the moment when I was about to leave Argentina, all my feelings of anxiety and fear. As with any type of change you feel a little bit strange. Change from home, friends, language, food. These are all changes that anyone can believe that getting used to them is not easy. As an Argentinian girl making the decision to leave was a challenge in itself but at a certain point I realized the great commitment and support from the international department that made my fears disappear. With all the support, self confidence increased as time passed, thanks again to the international department for establishing a very permeable communication among teachers, students, mates and everyone.
Once there, friendship arrived fast, because of living in a "Studentenwohnheim" (student residence). German language was not easy for me at the beginning but thanks to the intensive course I took during the summer and regular classes during the semester it improved a lot.
During my time in Osnabrück I had a working experience, I took part in the ETC.la research project, had a semester full of great modules and above all I learned a new way of interpreting, understanding and living the landscape. I think this was the most interesting thing about the trip. The moment you are about take the plane back home, you realize that the most difficult obstacle to overcome is coming back.
Strong practical relevance
At the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück teaching and research are oriented towards the requirements of ‘the real world ‘. This is also mirrored in the qualifications of the teaching staff who have at least 3 years of practical professional experience in addition to their academic-scientific qualification and their pedagogical education.
Skills for the job
The educational aim is to enable the students in their respective study program to achieve success in their future professional life. This includes not only training in different subjects, but also methodological and social skills. At the end of their studies the students are able to assert themselves flexibly and competently in the labor market even in a changing world. The project-orientated courses promote the practical and interdisciplinary skills demanded from the profession whilst developing key personal skills.
Numerous research and development projects on practice-oriented issues have been carried out in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture for many years. The research activities are made possible by the well-equipped laboratories and experimental areas. However, a large number of projects are running outside the faculty in cooperation with other universities and enterprises. External research funds are secured both from state funding institutions and from companies. Both master students and PhD students are invited to contact us in order to find possibilities for research and projects.
Technology transfer - business cooperations
The knowledge and technology transfer takes place within the framework of a large number of co-operations with companies, public authorities and institutions from private industry. Participation in fairs, conferences and exhibitions makes it possible for the students to take up direct contact with the target groups of knowledge transfer.
The University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Hochschule Osnabrück) is a university with a well-developed network of international co-ooperation.
Internationally oriented teaching in the form of regular courses and projects, summer universities, excursions and workshops abroad are highly rated at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture.
The faculty provides experimental farms and other experimental sites which are located close to the campus. In addition to the lecture hall and computer rooms, the campus buildings also have a number of laboratories (e.g. botany, soil science, zoology, ecology, nature conservation, planting design, landscaping technology, plant breeding, plant protection, plant nutrition, soil protection and soil sanitation, surveying and geographical information systems) as well as an IT department with well-equipped computer rooms.
The lecture halls, seminar rooms, canteen and library are situated in a beautiful park-like campus at the outskirts of the city of Osnabrück. The teaching facilities for horticulture, agriculture, home economics and nutrition sciences, and landscape planning are situated at the same site. The campus facilities and student pubs in the city centre (15 min by bicycle or by public transport) give students ample opportunities for social exchange and parties.
A great place to study
The Federal Republic of Germany has 82 million inhabitants and is located in the heart of Europe, linking the west with the east, the north with the south. The country boasts a great cultural diversity, charming towns and attractive landscapes.
Osnabrück, a city of 165,000 inhabitants, is situated in the northwest of Germany. It has a beautiful medieval city-center and offers a lot of shopping facilities, cultural activities and festivals. Osnabrück is the perfect starting point to discover the fantastic surrounding area as well as other places of interest in Germany like the cities of Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover and the capital Berlin or the Netherlands which are just 70 km away.
The city is surrounded by major highways and easily reached by train or other public transport. The nearest international airports are Münster-Osnabrück and Hanover. The large international airport of Düsseldorf can be reached in only two hours by train.
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture offers internship placements in different fields to international students.
These are our current vacancies:
- Food Process Design
- Infrastructure - Civil Engineering
- Organic Potato Research
- Plant Nutrition and Crop Production
- Poultry Management
- Safety Goal
- Uban Restoration - Vegetation Ecology
Trainees who stay at least three months will be enrolled as guest students. These are the required application documents. The International Faculty Office will be glad to help you with all questions regarding your internship.
Winter semester (September to February):
March 1 to May 15 of the same year
Nomination by home university: latest by April 30
Summer semester (March to August):
September 1 to November 1 of the preceding year
Nomination by home university: latest by October 15
Do you meet our admission requirements, can you prove the needed language proficiency and has your university nominated you to us by e-mail? In that case we would be pleased to receive your application. The link to the online application form will be automatically sent to you after the nomination.
Below, you find an overview of all the documents required for the online application as a visiting student.
- 1. Passport photograph
Not older than 3 months
File size: maximal 500 KB
File format: JPG (file extension: .jpg)
Photo format: upright format 3:4
Photo size: minimal 480 x 640 pixel
Resolution: 300 dpi or more
Your photo will be printed on the student ID card of our university which also is a public transportation ticket. You will have to identify yourself with it e. g. in buses and trains so that you should be well recognizable on the photo. Pictures taken with a digital camera or smartphone can be accepted, too, as long as you observe our directions. Best upload a picture that meets the requirements for a passport, i. e. the photo should only show head and shoulders and it should be well-focused. Should you scan the image on a white sheet of paper, please first crop it before you upload it!
- 2. Copy of identity card
Personal ID card (EU students)
File size: maximal 1 MB
File format: PDF
- 3. Curriculum vitae in tabular form
- 4. Up-to-date transcript of academic record from home university
In German or English
Required particulars: your full name, name and address of your home university, semesters and subjects completed to date, signature and stamp of your university, incl. the current date
File size: maximal 1 MB
File format: PDF
- 5. Language certificate
Command of German and/or English
Template as PDF format, alternatively: any other relevant language certificate
File size: maximal 1 MB
To be uploaded as file format: PDF
- 6. Certificate of enrollment
from home university
Template as PDF format
File size: maximal 1 MB
To be uploaded as file format: PDF
Foreign applicants may also apply for an entire study course at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.
Damit Sie sich speziell zu Beginn Ihres Aufenthaltes in Osnabrück leichter an der Hochschule und in der Stadt zurechtfinden, kümmert sich ein Buddy um Sie.
Ein Buddy ist ein Student oder eine Studentin eines höheren Semesters. Seine oder ihre Aufgabe ist es zum Beispiel, Sie vom Bahnhof abzuholen und Ihnen beim Einzug in das Wohnheimzimmer zu helfen und Ihnen den Campus und die Hochschule zu zeigen. Ihr Buddy unterstützt Sie, wenn Sie sich bei der Ausländerbehörde anmelden, oder begleitet Sie auf Wunsch z.B. bei Arztbesuchen.
So haben Sie von Anfang an eine bekannte Person in Osnabrück und wer weiß: Vielleicht ergibt sich eine lebenslange Freundschaft?
Die International Faculty Offices kümmern sich um die Vermittlung eines Buddys.
Contact International Faculty Office
- Academic dean of international affairs
Prof. Dirk Junker
phone: +49 (0)541 969-5175
- Academic information in the department of agriculture
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Anlauf
phone: +49 (0)541 969-5036
Academic information in the department of landscape architecture
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Kiehl
phone: +49 (0)541 969-5042
- General information
room HC 0011
phone: +49 (0)541 969-5328
Consultation hours: Mondays 1 pm till 3 pm, Thursdays 10 am till 12 pm and on appointment
- Coordinator of the language center
phone: +49 (0)541 969-5327