The International Faculty Office (IFO) of the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology at Lingen Campus would like to motivate students, lecturers and staff to take part in international projects and integrated studies abroad. The IFO provides advice on the organization and realization of these projects. Our faculty has various cooperations with partners within the EU but also wordlwide. We seek to constantly develop new partnerships - for exchange of students and staff as well for research. The IFO offers international events such as international afternoons or international cafés, where students are invited to inform themselves about study abroad oportunities. In addition, the IFO also offers individual consultation hours for students and staff. We are also looking forward to welcoming international visiting students at Lingen Campus and the IFO is their main point of contact. Please feel free to get in touch with us!
The IFO’s services are particularly intended for students of the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology (MKT) who would like to spend part of their studies abroad. The IFO also offers support for international students who would like to do an internship or study in Lingen. The annual Summer University Lingen is also organized by the IFO.
Besides the information on these pages, you will find detailed information at the Infodesk of the Intranet portal, which should help you with further research. If you would like to get personal advice on your plans to study abroad, you will find the dates for current office hours and advisory services in the Intranet.
In addition to consultation and advisory services, we regularly offer information events such as the International Café or the International Afternoon. Here you can find out about various study abroad programs and how to finance them, and you may exchange ideas with students who have already completed a stay abroad. The dates and times are also available in the Intranet.
Lecturers and faculty staff members may also contact the IFO to develop international contacts. Here they can obtain information about participation in international projects and conferences or about study and further education offers at foreign educational institutions such as language courses, internships as observers or "Staff Weeks". The IFO also provides support in the search for new contacts abroad and advises on financial arrangements and application procedures for the respective projects.
International students may study at the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology (MKT) for a full degree, a visiting semester or an internship. Before applying, please note that the majority of courses offered by the MKT faculty are exclusively in German. A good knowledge of the German language is therefore a prerequisite for studies at the faculty. We look forward to receiving your application!
We sincerely welcome students from partner universities and freemovers, who are interested in spending a visiting semester with us. For a maximum of two semesters you may register with us as a visiting student and enjoy the advantages of a small campus and place of study.
Why should you decide to spend a semester abroad at Lingen Campus?
- We offer a diverse and practice-oriented range of courses
- Teaching and learning is very practice-oriented
- Small classes and good supervision are provided by teachers and staff
- Modern learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment as well as laboratories
- Close cooperation with companies and organizations in the region
- Safe city with great leisure activities and low cost of living
- Students are committed to the campus and organize a lot of student activities (parties, social events, movie nights, weekend trips, …)
Studying at Lingen Campus means that you become part of a great community!
We will provide you with excellent support before and during your stay with us. You will be assigned a buddy to help you find your way around, especially upon your arrival in Lingen and at the beginning of the semester. Buddies are students of our faculty who will support you when you move into your flat, show you around the campus and help you with all organizational questions that arise, especially at the beginning. This should make your start in Lingen and your studies easier. You can improve your German language skills with the help of your buddy and maybe make your first new friends.
In Germany, the education at universities is mainly financed by taxpayers. Therefore, the students usually do not have to pay tuition fees.
However, every student is obliged to pay a semester fee (not to be confused with tuition fees). Semester fees not only cover administrative costs (such as enrolment or re-registration fees), but also include a social contribution to the Studentenwerk (local student services organisation) for running the mensas, cafeterias, halls of residence, and advice services. The semester fees also contribute to the official body that represents students at the institution, such as the AStA (student union), and also go towards funding semester tickets for public transport. That is why your CampusCard (Student ID at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences) allows you to use the busses in Osnabrück and Lingen as well as the regional trains in the whole state of Lower Saxony for free. Please take a look at the route map (website in German) to check out where you can use the Campus Card.
The semester fee is approx. 360 euros per semester but the exact amount varies from semester to semester. The part for the administrative fee is 75 euros and that part is waived for visiting students from partner universities who come to Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences on exchange.
Language courses prior to the semester
As an international visiting student you have the opportunity to participate in a German language course before the semester begins. The German language courses take place in Osnabrück. You can take part in either the summer language course or the winter language course.
The focus of the language courses is "Society and Culture, Economy and Technology in Germany" and helps you:
- develop and practice your communication skills
- gain insight into the social and economic structures of Germany
- get to know the country and its people
You may attend the language course before the beginning of the semester in Osnabrück and then start the semester with us in Lingen.
Before applying, please check the admission requirements for visiting students at our university. Visiting students from partner universities and freemovers must fulfil the following requirements:
Enrolment as a full-time student at a university outside of Germany
You must be enrolled at a university abroad for the entire intended period of your stay in Germany and should have already studied at your home university for at least one semester before coming here.
Good language skills
Visiting students must meet the language requirements of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences for visiting studies or an internship. Please note once again that the majority of courses offered by the Faculty MKT are offered only in German, and you must therefore provide proof of at least B1 German language skills.
Nomination by your home university before submitting the online application
Before you submit your application, we require a nomination from your university by e-mail to the International Faculty Office of our faculty. The contact person is Charlotte Meyn (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will then send you the link to the application form and all necessary information. If you apply as a freemover and your university does not participate in our cooperation program, please contact Charlotte Meyn of the International Faculty Office directly for the application process. Further information on the application process can be found in the Online Application section.
Please submit your application for the respective semester by the following dates:
|Winter semester (September to February)||1 March to 15 May of the same year |
Nomination by the home university by 30 April at the latest
|Summer semester (March to August)||1 September to 1 November of the previous year |
Nomination by the home university by 15 October at the latest
If your home university has nominated you for a visiting semester here, we will automatically send you a link for your personal application. Online application is made using the Mobility Online application tool. Fill out the online application form and upload your application documents. You will receive detailed information on the required application documents with the link to the online application. Your documents and data will be checked promptly after we receive your application. If something is missing in your application or does not fulfil the requirements, you will receive further information from us. Provided that all details and documents are complete and accepted, you will be informed of your admission by e-mail. Once you have been admitted, you will then receive further information on finding accommodations, arranging travel and the start of your studies. If you need a visa to enter Germany, you will also receive further related information and documents with your admission.
If you would like to join us as a freemover, please contact Charlotte Meyn (email@example.com) at the International Faculty Office directly. You will then receive all further information about the application process. You may also apply using the Mobility Online application tool.
We currently only offer internships for students in the field of nursing. If you are enrolled in a nursing program at one of our partner universities, we can arrange a clinical placement for you. If you are interested in an internship in another field, please check the internship offers of our other faculties at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences on the Internship Program website.
Clinical Placements in Nursing
Our Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology offers the dual bachelor degree program Nursing (B.Sc.). Within this program, we are offering clinical placements for international visiting students from our partner universities. If you are currently enrolled in a nursing program and are interested in getting to know the German healthcare system and gain valuable experience in a German hospital or a care facility, you can apply for a clinical placement with us. We cooperate with excellent hospitals and care facilities in Lingen (where our faculty is located) and the Emsland region. After your application at our faculty, we will assign you to one of our partner facilities. Our partners offer clinical placements in different wards and nursing fields and have lots of experience with international students and staff. It is usually not necessary to have knowledge of German, however, it is of course a plus if you have basic knowledge of German to interact with the patients.
Please note that you can only be enrolled as a visiting student, if you stay with us for at least three months. If you are enrolled as a visiting student, you benefit from our student ID card that allows you to use the public transportation in our area for free. Please note that students who are enrolled with us need to pay the semester fee.
If you would like to stay less than three months, please consider that the minimum period for an internship is two months and you can then not be enrolled as a visiting student.
The Housing Service of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers housing in furnished rooms for international visiting students. There are several rooms available in Lingen that are close to campus. Learn more about accommodation through our Housing Service, including the application process and deadlines on the website of the Housing Service.
If you are interested in the complete Bachelor's or Master's degree program with us in the faculty, then first review the courses we offer. Is there a suitable course of studies for you? Then please contact the Center for International Students (CIS) at our university, which will be happy to provide you with further information about studying at our university. Here you may get advice and further information about the admission requirements and the application procedure.
The Summer University Lingen is an English-language summer program for international students and students of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and always takes place in July. The Summer University offers an exciting mix of courses and company visits in the region with the topic "Global Players and Hidden Champions: Business and Technology Made in Germany". Further information on the program, the exact dates and the application procedure can be found on the website of the Summer University Lingen.
A stay abroad is always an enriching experience - regardless of whether you decide to spend a semester or an internship abroad or take part in a summer program. During your stay you will gain valuable international experience and acquire intercultural knowledge. While abroad you will improve your language skills or even learn a new language. You benefit from the exchange with locals but also with other international students. You will be introduced to new perspectives and ways of working and will be able to gain a broader perspective. In addition to your professional training abroad, you will also develop further personally during your time abroad. You will make new contacts and new friends from all around the world. In brief: There are many reasons for a stay abroad and we would like to encourage you to take this step. Take advantage of the IFO offers and plan your stay abroad with us!
As a rule, a semester abroad may be spent at one of the MKT faculty's partner universities. Over the past few years, our department has established a wide variety of cooperation agreements with colleges and universities around the world. We have Erasmus contracts with our partner universities in Europe so that you are able to take advantage of Erasmus+ funding. An overview of the partner universities and international contacts of our faculty can be found in the intranet.
Those who cannot find a suitable university abroad among the existing contacts may use the university-wide cooperation arrangements or look for a foreign university independently and go abroad on their own initiative as a so-called freemover. The IFO supports the search for a suitable university abroad. In any case, please read the student reviews of our faculty and students of other faculties who have already been abroad while you are still planning. Here you will receive valuable tips about our partner universities and about local life.
If you would like personal advice on your plans to go abroad, you will find the dates for the current office and advisory hours in the intranet.
In addition to counselling, we regularly offer information events such as the International Café or the International Afternoon. At these events you may inform yourself about the various stays abroad and how to finance them and exchange ideas with students who have already been abroad. The dates can also be found in the intranet.
Students who are interested in spending a semester abroad at one of the Faculty's partner universities may apply directly to the MKT Faculty. The application deadlines are 1 March of each year for a semester abroad during the winter semester of the same year and 15 September of the previous year for a semester abroad during the summer semester.
Application Documents for Submission:
- Completed application form (templates can be found in the intranet)
- Letter of motivation (in German)
- CV in German for applications in Switzerland and CV in English for applications to the other partner universities
- Current Transcript of Records
- Proof of language skills (e.g. DAAD certificate)
You may find all of the information for the required application documents and forms in the intranet.
There are different submission procedures for applications to other universities. Please contact the International Faculty Office for advice.
Students have the opportunity to complete one of the required internships or a voluntary internship abroad during their studies. In the case of a required internship, it is important to clarify the recognition of the internship in advance with the contact person in the respective degree program. Students enrolled in a dual study program may also spend part of their practical phase abroad, for example, at a subsidiary of their cooperation company. Students who are willing to extend their study period may also go abroad for an entire internship semester.
If you are going to search on your own, you should begin planning about three to six months ahead and ask the IFO for tips and support. While planning your search, be sure to read the reviews by students of our faculty and other faculties, who have already been abroad. Here you will receive valuable tips on planning an internship abroad, the practical aspects and local living.
If you would like to receive personal advice on your plans to go abroad, you will find the dates for the current office and advisory hours in the intranet.
In addition to advisory and counselling services, we regularly offer information events such as the International Café or the International Afternoon. At these events, you may find out about the various stays abroad and how to finance them and exchange ideas with students who have already spent time abroad. The dates are also listed in the intranet.
The financing question for a stay abroad plays a major role in the planning. There are various financing and scholarship options that you may consider. On the Center for International Mobility website of our university, you may find comprehensive information about financing options such as ERASMUS+, PROMOS, HAW.International and Auslands-BAföG. All programs offer financial support for semesters and internships abroad. Our MKT faculty also gives you the opportunity to apply for a mobility stipend. This lump sum allowance provides you with a grant for your stay abroad. You may find information on this in the intranet portal.
If you do not have the time to spend a whole semester abroad or if you only want to breathe a little "foreign air" for a while, you may attend the summer or winter schools. These are two- to six-week programs which take place at our partner universities mainly during the lecture-free summer or winter breaks and offer a colorful cultural program in addition to courses. Current offers for the summer and winter schools can be found in the intranet portal of our faculty as well as in the international section of the central intranet page. The Summer University Lingen (SUL) takes place on the Lingen campus in July. The SUL is an English-language summer program for international students as well as students of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The program offers an exciting mix of courses and company visits in the region with the topic "Global Players and Hidden Champions: Business and Technology Made in Germany". So if you want to gain international experience at your doorstep and spend two exciting weeks with international students from all over the world, you have come to the right place!
From May 8 until May 15, 2022 the Faculty of Management, Culture and Technology at Lingen Campus will host the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme in cooperation with the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Oporto Global Unversity (Portugal) and Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina). This short term program offers students of the participating unviersities the opportunity to take part in a virtual teaching phase combined with a short on-site program phase taking place in Lingen. The topioc of the Blended Intensive Programme is "Doing Business in an International Environment” and current aspects in international business will be highlighted and analyzed in interactive and intercultural workshops and events. During the week in Lingen, students will participate in a cultural program as well as a joint weekend trip. Further information on the program and information on the application can be found on our website.
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