UW Oshkosh

Hochschule Osnabrück (HO)

: Osnabrück - Germany
Dates: mid-Aug to early Feb; early Feb to early July
Courses: courses taught in English or German; intensive German
Accommodation: dorms, hostels or apartments
Program Model: Direct Enroll through a Provider
Contact: Dr. Alexander Kovzik, Sage 2477, 424-0178
               Dr. Marianne Johnson, Sage 2414, 424-2230


Study in German or in English at Hochschule Osnabrück.
Complete paid or unpaid internships.


Osnabrück, in the federal state of Lower Saxony, is in a university town with a medieval town center close to the Dutch border, Amsterdam, Hanover, Hamburg, and Berlin.

Hochschule Osnabrück (HO)

Hochschule Osnabrück is a university of applied sciences with a strong international focus. 15% of the 8,000-student population has foreign nationality, its business programs rank in the top ten nationally and it is distinguished for promotion of student mobility abroad. FHO has two campuses. One is in Osnabrueck city and the other, Lingen Campus, is on the Dutch border 80 km from Osnabrueck.

Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences

Students on this exchange enroll in courses offered through the Faculty (department) of Business Management and Social Sciences. This faculty offers full undergraduate and graduate programs in English as well as individual courses in English for visiting students. A hallmark of study through HO, students will find close contact between students and professors and professors with professional experience in business and industry.

Buddy Program

Your assigned buddy can help your transition to living & studying in Germany. Your buddy can pick you up from the Osnabrück train station and give travel tips, help you move in and move out, answer questions about the university and more.

Student Organizations

Join OS is a city-wide organization joining German and international students from all local universities.

VAMOS e.V. is for students interested in event management.


Exchange students may join competitive and recreational sporting activities through the Centre for Sports.

Support System at HO

The central International Office at Hochschule Osnabrück is responsible for international relations and programmes on a university level and organizes German language winter and summer schools prior to the start of each semester.

In addition to the HO central international office, the Faculty of Business Management & Social Sciences offers pre-semester orientation and on-going support services to its visiting students through the International Faculty Office (IFO). This office offers services to students, faculty and staff; "faculty" in its name refers to "department" rather than to professors. Staff and lecturers of the Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences and of the IFO assist students in study-related and personal matters in order to facilitate rapid integration into a new social environment. They also organize cultural programming, international conversation groups and English movie evenings. Support is offered both before arrival and during the experience. IFO Support Staff can be contacted directly by students interested in the HO exchange even before applying through UW Oshkosh.


Program Application & Guide
August 6, 2009