Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Experience a free one-hour guided tour through this turbulent history. Committed students will tell you - as supporters or alumni (former students) - about the development of the university, historical and architectural features of the campus and give interesting insights into today's student life. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971. With effect from 1 January 2003, it passed into the sponsorship of the Stiftung 'Fachhochschule Osnabrück’ as an incorporated foundation under public law. This provides us with important design leeway while demonstrating a significant sign of trust from the country with regard to the university's performance. 


With 100 degree programs on the Bachelor, Master, and advanced training levels, including dual study programs, our range of studies is truly comprehensive. Our university has been a pioneer in many areas of academic training – in the establishment of new degree programs, for example – and has thus earned the reputation of being an innovative and progressive institution of higher education.


The research focuses illustrated here contribute significantly to the national perception and thus to the profile definition of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. They do not represent the entire research landscape of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences whose research strength is based on the commitment of a number of scientists and scholars in many disciplines. But still. The above-mentioned areas give a deep insight into the research work at the university as an example.

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Housing services

Looking for a room in a shared apartment, establishing a shared apartment or setting up a small apartment or a home - we help you feel at home from the onset in Osnabrück and Lingen and find the right new home for you.

Library services

We see ourselves as a service provider for research, study and teaching. We offer a comprehensive, scientific inventory of books, journals, subject databases, e-books and e-journals. We procure worldwide printed and electronic media. We advise you in the literature search and support in scientific publishing.

The satisfaction of students and teachers is our concern.

ICT services

The IT Service Center is a central institution at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Its main task is to provide, operate and constantly advance the University’s technical infrastructure.

Student Life

Campus life

In recent years, many large construction projects with a volume of approx. €80 million have been built at the Westerberg Campus. In addition to the new cafeteria with up to 5,000 meals per day, the new modern lecture hall attracts attention due to its striking architecture and coloring. In 2015, the new 8,500-square-meter library was inaugurated. In contrast to these, there are also the over 100-year old historical buildings which are used by the university which achieved great military importance particularly during the first world war and during the period of the British occupation in Osnabrück.

Sports facilities

Get moving after studying, try new sports together with others or just clear your head - students have numerous sports and relaxation facilities available in Osnabrück and Lingen.

Student clubs

The General Students' Committee (AStA) takes care of all interests, wishes and recommendations of students and works closely with the student Parliament and Student Councils.

Student Reviews

Small groups, personal learning
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very personal, small learning groups. Great courses. Sometime the organizational processes are not working properly.

Choose whatever you like!
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

What I like most about studying agricultural sciences at the University of applied Science in the city of Osnabrueck is, that you are able to choose all of your compulsory courses if the third semester is completed. Having this kind of freedom is unique!

Hochschule Osnabrück
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I enjoy studying here in Osnabrück. A small city with many opportunities and offers for students. The University itself is good. It provides students with many conveniences. So far I don't have anything to criticize.

Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany


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