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Institute of Social Sciences
Seminarstr. 33
49074 Osnabrück

Office for Study Abroad & International Cooperation

Mareike Tudor
Office hours: Monday til Thursday

Departmental Coordinator for International Affairs

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener

Coordinator MA Conflict Studies and Peacebuilding

Mohamed Ahmed

International Office

Sabine Jones
Malte Paolo Benjamins

Anna-Julia Toll

General Information

The Institute of Social Sciences welcomes international students in several different contexts. Students have the following options to apply to Osnabrück University:

Degree Seeking Students
International Students can apply for a full bachelor’s or master’s degree at Osnabrück University. Please note that there are special application requirements and deadlines for international students.

Erasmus and Exchange Students
The Institute of Social Sciences holds a wide range of international partnerships all over the world and in Europe in the context of the Erasmus program. Bachelor and master students from our partner universities can study at Osnabrück University for one or two semesters within our regular study programs and obtain ECTS points (no degrees will be awarded to exchange students).

Master Program Conflict Studies and Peacebuilding
The “Master in Conflict Studies and Peacebuilding” is a four-semester study program that focuses on linking research and practice. It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of peace and conflict studies, while at the same time familiarizing them with the practical fields of peacebuilding and conflict management. The program is entirely taught in English. International students are invited to apply.

Short-term Study
International students from universities abroad that are not partner universities can also apply for short-term study. If you do not wish to earn a degree from Osnabrück University you can apply for one or two semesters as visiting students.

International Summer Schools
Each July, Osnabrück University hosts students from all over the world for its International Summer Schools. With a mixture of well-established programs and innovative courses, they represent a unique opportunity to experience student life at a renowned German University. As a participant, you will get to enjoy challenging academic classes, a variety of cultural activities, introductory German lessons as well as an exciting buddy program.

Information for Refugees
Language development courses, occasional studies, leisure activities: students and teaching staff at Osnabrück University have developed a range of offers and initiatives in a bid to offer practical assistance and support to refugees in and around Osnabrück, giving them a warm welcome.