Hochschule Osnabrueck, Germany
Web Guide for Summer 2019

Last Updated 06 AUG 2018

Program Overview

Program Overview



Program Contact Advising: hessen@uwosh.edu
Advising on German Language Courses: Dr. Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian, Clow F321; Tel: 920-424-0909
In an emergency: info@study-in-hessen.de

Accommodation Students are typically placed in furnished single rooms in student flats (shared apartments) belonging to Studentenwerk Osnabrück. Flats are scattered around the city (locations/descriptions for accommodation); German universities typically do not have Residence Halls such as those found on university campuses in the U.S.


In Osnabrück, students may purchase some meals from four student diners and eight student cafeterias at government-subsidized rates. All flats have kitchen facilities, where students make meals on their own.

Review the estimate for the amount of money you should bring to cover meals in the Full Cost of Participation worksheet (linked in Step III of the application checklist). It is not reasonable to think that you can save money by spending less than the food estimate provided by the OIE! This estimate is meant to be the BARE MINIMUM in relation to your particular destination!

Airport Transfers

Mode of transportation: Students arrange their own transportation to/from the Chicago O'Hare airport. Arrive at least 3 hours before the scheduled flight departure.


Participants arrange and pay for airline tickets on their own. DO NOT purchase these until you have been officially accepted into the program by the HOST university.

For luggage limits, refer to the website of the airline on which you ultimately book your ticket.

Getting from the airport to your accommodations will be discussed at your pre-departure meeting.

Schedule Academic Calendar

Legal Entry & Stay U.S. citizens are not required to apply for an entry visa prior to travel or a Residence Permit upon arrival.

Insurance See insurance for details.

Orientation All participants must complete the mandatory Office of International Education on-line orientation and submit an orientation quiz. The quiz is linked from within the on-line orientation and is due the 2nd Friday in November for fall interim, spring semester and spring break programs or the 2nd Friday in April for spring interim, summer and fall semester programs.

Participants must review the Hochschule Osnabrueck University website.

All participants must also attend a pre-depature meeting, which supplements the on-line orientation and addresses common questions. The date and time will be coordinated with all accepted students and the orientation will take place in Dempsey 202. Participants who do not attend the pre-departure meeting will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.

Travel Resources See Orientation & Travel Resources.

Program Withdrawal See Program Withdrawal.