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University of Osnabrück

Osnabrück University, founded in 1974, is a young, vibrant university in northwest Germany that is renowned for its research and teaching in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Law and Business Administration/Economics.

Master's Programmes



One feature of research at Osnabrück University is the linking of different academic disciplines. In addition, scholars at Osnabrück University excel at generating national and European third-party funding. Four interdisciplinary institutes characterize the University’s research profile:

  • The Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies
  • The Institute of Cognitive Science
  • The Institute of Environmental Systems Research
  • The Institute of Early Modern Intercultural Studies

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Osnabrück University Guest House (Manfred Horstmann-Haus der Internationalen Begegnung), with an area of 600 square meters, has ten apartments of various sizes with a total of 25 beds.

It contains:

• three one-bed apartments

• one two-bed apartment

• four three-bed apartments

• two four-bed apartments

All apartments are equipped with a toilet and shower, cooking facilities, internet access, a telephone and TV sets.