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Institute of Social Sciences
Seminarstr. 33
49074 Osnabrück

Study Abroad Office
Institute of Social Sciences

Mareike Tudor
Office hours: Tuesday 10:30-12:00 (and by appointment)

Departmental Coordinator for International Affairs

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener
Office hours: Tuesday 14:00-15:00

Coordinator Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (HSP)

Sandra Wienand

International Office

Sabine Jones
Malte Paolo Benjamins

General Information

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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).

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (HSP)
The Institute's MA programme in Political Science: Democratic Governance and Civil Society is one of eight postgraduate study programmes in Germany which is taking part in the scholarship programme Helmut-Schmidt-Programme, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD grants a two-year scholarship to international students from Africa, Latin America, Southeast and Central Asia and the Middle East, who like to study issues of Public Policy and Good Governance

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.