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Osnabruck University Admissions 2020-21: Deadlines, Language Requirements & Visa Process

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With nearly 14,000 student enrollments, Osnabruck University is recognized for offering a wide range of interdisciplinary degree programs. The university is known for offering quality research and teaching facilities in the areas of Social Sciences, Law and Business Administration/Economics, Humanities and Science.

Being a research-intensive university, it maintains ten schools and four interdisciplinary institutes to offer education to students coming from all over the world.

  • Osnabruck University accepts applications for summer and winter semesters.
  • Students from Vietnam, China, and Mongolia must comply with the special regulations.
  • The university offers the latest study programs and a number of degree courses.


Application PortalUni-Assist/Online Application
Application feeNot Required
Mode of ProgramFull-time
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSummer and Winter
Financial AidLoans and credit, Scholarships, Other scholarships and grants
Admission Office ContactPhone: +49 541 969 7777
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Osnabruck University Admission Deadlines

At Osnabruck University, the admission deadlines vary from program to program. Students should check the program page to know the deadline for the particular program. However, students can check the admission timeline for various programs in the table below:

Admission-restricted undergraduate Programs15.05.2019 - 15.07.2019
Admission-free undergraduate Programs15.08.2019 - 30.09.2019
Master's Programs15.05.2019 - 15.07.2019
Doctoral Programs15.05.2019 - 15.07.2019

Osnabruck University International Admissions

The admission process for international students includes a few extra requirements. Students should register at the beginning of the semester without any delay. Apart from fulfilling the academic requirements, international students must complete the language proficiency and visa requirements.

German Language Requirements

To study at Osnabruck University, international students are required to demonstrate a certain level of proficiency in the German language. For this, the university accepts DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) and TestDAF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) score.

The minimum score requirements for both the test vary from program to program. Students are advised to check the score requirement before applying for a particular program.

English Language Requirements

Some of the programs at Osnabruck University are taught in the English language. Evidence of proficiency in the English language is necessary for international applicants belonging to non-English speaking countries. The university accepts IELTS score for the same.

Visa Information for International Students

International students applying for admission at a German institute are required to have a residence permit visa for educational purposes or student visa. Applicants are required to provide the following documents at the time of visa application:

  • Proof or the health insurance cover
  • One passport photograph
  • Registration form
  • Application form for the residence permit
  • Attestation of the landlord
  • Financial statement to show that the applicant has enough funds
  • Letter of acceptance from German University

Apart from the student visa, non-EU students need to get a residence permit from the local authorities in Germany if the applicant is planning to stay for longer than 3 months. The entire visa process may take up to 2 months.

Osnabruck University Undergraduate Admissions

Osnabruck University offers a number of bachelor's degrees as well as study programs to all the applicants. For the bachelor's degree, international students can only apply for the winter semester. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Application Portal:Uni-Assist

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Copy of transcripts
  • Proficiency in German/English language

Osnabruck University Graduate Admissions

Students who want to continue their studies after completing a bachelor’s degree should admit to the four-semester master’s program to get specialized learning in their chosen subject.

The university offers a range of graduate programs in diverse fields of education. However, only two programs are available in the English language- MSc. Nanosciences - Materials, Molecules and Cells‌ , and MSc. Physics. The specific admission requirements for several graduate programs may vary while the general admission requirements remain the same.

Application Portal: Online Application

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • college transcripts and other academic records
  • Evidence of proficiency in English/German language

Osnabruck University does not have any fixed timeline for admission decisions. International applicants are recommended to contact the admission office for further information.

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