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University of Oldenburg

4.3 out of 5 (14 ratings / 10 reviews) Oldenburg, Germany
The university is contributing continuously in the economical and cultural advancement of Germany’s Northwest region. It has a close cooperation with University of Bremen. Its specialty is in interdisciplinary studies. In 2004, 2400 student studied there. It had 12000 students in 2006. And the university introduced Bachelor-Master degrees in 2004. There are 80 courses for the students. The faculties are: Educational and social sciences, Computer science, economics and law, Language and cultural studies, Humanities and social sciences, Mathematics and natural sciences, Medical and health sciences.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



University of Oldenburg is named after Carl von Ossietzky. It was established in 1973 in order to show the science’s responsibility towards the society.


The pathways on the Oldenburg campus are short: the University‘s academic staff and administrative staff work closely together, using an interdisciplinary approach. Many are integrated into special research areas, research groups and European clusters of excellence.The University cooperates closely with more than 200 other universities worldwide and is also affiliated with non-university institutes in the areas of research, education, culture and business.The University of Oldenburg is preparing over 13,700 students for professional life.


The University of Oldenburg is a research hub of exceptional national and international reputation. Interdisciplinarity and social responsibility are identity-forming hallmarks of research made in Oldenburg, fostering scientific excellence and high quality standards. At the university all academic fields have developed and applied concise criteria for research excellence, in compliance with international benchmarks and organised according to quality, effectiveness, efficiency and originality. Interdisciplinary research spaces enable intense scientific networking at the university, within wider academia and beyond.

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University Ranking

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Student services

  • Examinations Office
  • Career Service
  • Registrar's Office
  • International Student Office
  • Student Counselling Service

Library services

  • Special location 427 of the BIS (library information system), reference collection
  • Electronic journals, e-books, databases and handbooks
  • Literature requests and selection etc.
  • Support of research groups, logistics, connection to BIS
  • Regular transfer between the sites in Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, Biosphere etc. ensures access to entire university collection
  • Copying, laminating, binding

Student Life

Sports facilities

In addition to Uhlhornsweg (game hall, outdoor hall, gym, pool, Action areas I - III) there are some more sporting areas in Wechloy (tennis courts, lawn, beach volleyball courts, jogging trail).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I will start my study in Oldenburg university next week. I am already here for one week and we had our orientation week. People here are so friendly and international office would always help you in dealing with different stuff. The city is so nice the weather much better than south of Germany and you can easily find a dorm for a reasonable price. I am happy to be here! 🙂

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I’m studying MSc Microbiology at the University of Oldenburg. The course offers many interesting modules and a lot of opportunities to gain practical experience. Some aspects of the course are badly organised, e.g. courses being overbooked, not having enough resources or support etc. Overall a good course/university for practical lab experience.

Germany - France
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really appreciate the possibility of going to France and I like the year that I'm staying here. I would appreciate if both universities, in Germany and in France, would give more information overall about the studies and the contents of the lessons.

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