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Summer Institute: International Summer University (ISU)- Hochschule Osnabrück

  • Approx. Price


  • Trip Date

    July 13 to August 4, 2017
    3 weeks (15 to 21 days)

  • Location


  • Description

    English classes on "Germany in Europe" an introduction to German language, “Competence training” and culture


  • Application Deadline

    April 9 2017

What to Expect/Highlights

his exciting, three-week long International Summer University is taught in English. It takes place from July 13 until August 4, 2017 and will focus on the following specializations:

at Bachelor’s level:

  • Global Marketing Management
  • Economics of Globalization
  • Cultural Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Clinical Perspectives in Physiotherapy

at Master’s level:

  • Global Healthcare Management

One specialization must be selected by all participants.

Your specialization is then combined with classes on German language and a lecture on “Germany in a Global Context”. Company visits, study trips (e.g. Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris), and cultural events complete the program.

 Cultural program and excursions

The course work is supplemented by visits to important German companies. Furthermore, we want you to get to know more about Germany and the Germans. Therefore, various activities in the evening and at the weekend like sports and games, international cooking events, a day trip to another German city and other group activities will take place. And there will be a weekend trip to Berlin. German student tutors will accompany you and make sure that you will get to know Osnabrück and its region. Additionally, and at an extra fee, you may book a trip to Amsterdam and to Paris.

For more information on cultural activities please visit:

Cultural Activities

Exam & Grades

The International Summer University is a study abroad program. International students will receive 7.5 ECTS credits for a successful completion. During the three weeks there will be graded presentations, term papers or team work assignments. At the end there will be final exams.

Together with the ECTS credits students receive a Certificate of Attendance. The International Summer University will provide you with a transcript of records so the courses undertaken in Osnabrück can be recognized by your university at home. The lectures will be held in the morning or afternoon. The number of students per course is limited. Please note that a course will not be offered if fewer than 15 students apply.


Partner Organization and Location

The Hochschule Osnabruek

Like most Universities of Applied Sciences, Osnabruck UAS was founded in 1971. Already in 1968, the German government had described this new kind of higher education institution in which students should be educated for the professional world. This education was to have a scientific basis so that graduates would be able to work self-determined and take over responsibility. In differentiation from traditional universities, we’re oriented towards basic research; Universities of Applied Sciences should be practice-oriented in both teaching and research.


Osnabrück is situated at the junction of important North-South and East-West connections. Cities like Hanover, Hamburg, Amsterdam or Berlin can be reached within a few hours by train or car.

Osnabrück offers everything that makes a student‘s life enjoyable: More than 400 pubs, bars and restaurants cater for all tastes and serve a variety of meals which range from traditional to exotic and from fast food to vegetarian. Cultural events play an important role in this city on the river ”Hase”: Several theatres stage dramas, operas and ballets, various museums offer changing art exhibitions and a variety of festivals range from modern (European Media Art Festival) to traditional (”Mai-Woche”). Very popular among students is the ”Lagerhalle”, an old warehouse which now serves as a meeting place with cafeteria, bar, tearoom and a stage for live music and theatre. The zoo and the planetarium, cinemas and sports facilities offer the approx. 18,000 students who live in Osnabrück opportunities to take well-earned breaks from their studies. Further details on Osnabruck 


Accommodation and Transportation


It takes only 30 minutes by car to reach the Airport Münster-Osnabrück. The most popular means of transport in Osnabrück is the bicycle. The town, however, also offers an excellent bus network that students can use free of charge. At weekends the night buses ensure a safe journey home even late in the evening.

Airfare is not included in the cost of tuition.


The participants of the International Summer University will stay in a comfortable atmosphere. Warm and welcoming rooms in student dorms, hostels, or vacation apartments will be rented specifically for the students.

Student residences

You will be staying at the Studentenwerk Osnabrück for the duration of the program. The address is Wörthstraße 42; Siebensternstraße 66 or Leggeweg 7, 49080 Osnabrück. Each one of you will have an individual furnished room (bed sheets are included) with access to internet. It does, however, not include breakfast and costs for laundry.

Prime Studentenwohnen

You will be staying at the Herman-Ehlers-Haus in Osnabrück for the duration of the program. The address is Martinsburg 29, 49078 Osnabrück. Each one of you will have an individual furnished room (bed sheets are included) with access to internet. The bathroom is located directly next to your room. There are common rooms for playing billiards and ping-pong as well as a common kitchen. There is also the opportunity to do laundry (washer and dryer) on the premises. It does, however, not include breakfast and costs for laundry.

Program Costs

The course fee is 1,850 euros

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Approximate Fees Include:

  • Tuition
  • Registration fee
  • Course materials
  • Welcome package
  • Free wireless internet access on campus
  • Osnabrück bus pass
  • Osnabrück company visits
  • Osnabrück cultural visits/events (3-4)
  • Osnabrück pick-up/drop-off service on the day of arrival/departure
  • Buddy-program during entire stay
  • Berlin trip including accommodation, breakfast and sightseeing tour
  • Visit to VW in Wolfsburg (on the way to Berlin)
  • Accommodation

Not Included:

  • Travel (Airfare) and visa expenses (from home to Osnabrück and back and for trips which are not part of the program)
  • Your meals
  • Your additional personal expenses
  • Optional weekend trip to Amsterdam and Paris
  • Health, accident and liability insurance. Participants have the responsibility to cover health, accident and liability insurance on their own

The fee is due no later than May 10, 2016, in case you are accepted for the program. The confirmation letters, which include the banking details, will be sent to the students by April 22, 2016.


The course fee includes a registration fee of 100.00 €, which will be forfeited in case of withdrawal of the registration after May 31st of the course year. If you cancel your registration before May 31st, we will refund the whole amount of the course fee.

Cancellations of reserved places will attract the following cancellation fee:

  • 50 % of  the overall fee for a cancellation between 8 and 4 weeks before the start of the ISU
  • 100% of the overall fee for a cancellation during the last 4 weeks before the start of the ISU

Payment and Application Process

Payment Process and Instructions:

Step 1:

You must apply to the Study Abroad opportunity by following the registration process set by the Partner Institute/Organization. Please refer to the information below.

Step 2:

You must register at Niagara College’s Be World Ready Program in order to be eligible for the $500 BWR Grant as well as have our staff assist you with your travel arrangements and details.

Application for Osnabrueck:


The deadline for applications is between December 1, until March 31, 2016. You will receive an e-mail notification of participation by April 22, 2016 at the latest.

Please apply online and attach the following documents:

  • a short CV
  • a letter of motivation (one page max.)
  • transcript of records
  • proof of English competence (e.g. TOELF or other test exams, certificates of language courses etc.)

All documents should be:

  • in English
  • file size: maximal 1 MB
  • file format: PDF/JPG
  • reference: surname_title of document

General requirement: You must be enrolled either at a university abroad or at the Hochschule Osnabrück – University of Applied Sciences.

Please note that the ISU program is limited to 3 weeks and that acceptance does not imply admission to any other program of the Hochschule Osnabruck.

Students apply for the entire program of the International Summer University. The number of participants is limited. The applications will be evaluated in the order in which they were received. The applicants, which exceed the number of places, will be placed on a waiting list and notified by the International Summer University if a place becomes available.

1. Copy of Passport
  • up to date (not older than 3 months)
  • passport (non-EU students)
  • personal ID card (EU students)
  • file size: maximal 500 KB
  • file format: JPG
  • reference: surname_passport
2. Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • in English
  • file size: maximal 1 MB
  • file format: PDF/JPG
  • reference: surname_CV
3. Transcript of records of your current semester
  • file size: maximal 1 MB
  • file format: PDF/JPG
  • reference: surname_ToR
4. Evidence of English proficiency in English if it is not your mother tongue
  • file size: maximal 1 MB
  • file format: PDF/JPG
  • reference: surname_english-proficiency

For more information on payment process please visit:

Be World Ready Application Process:

  1. Apply Online
  2. Participate in pre-departure training
  3. Upon Return: Complete BWR Travel Grant form