International Design Project Semester (IDPS)

International Design Project Semester

The International Design Project Semester (IDPS) at Osna­brück University of Applied Sciences is a one-semester curri­culum, jointly run in English by Indus­trial Design and Inter­action Design lecturers. The program is established as a study abroad option for international undergraduate design students.

The course includes 30 ECTS credits. Two compulsory modules, „Project production“ and „Project experiment and trial“, are the central element of IDPS. You will encounter real-world design problems, to be solved in an interdisciplinary and international team of designers.

Additionally, you may choose optional modules within the  Indus­trial Design curriculum (fixed module offer), or the Inter­action Design curriculum (changing module offer) or even attend a mix of these courses to broaden your skills outside your original field of expertise.

Last, but not least you can join an optional German language course, where you will meet international students from other faculties and learn more about Germany and its culture.

Your main advantage: You may study for one semester in Germany without profound German knowledge.

Applications are welcome from all partner universities worldwide.


Regarding academic questions:

Prof. Dipl.-Des. Thomas Hofmann
(Industrial Design)



Prof. Dipl.-Des. Hannes Nehls
(Interaction Design)

Regarding administrative questions:

Elke Kuhn, International Faculty Office