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Fachhochschule Osnabrück (FHO) Student Exchange

Fachhochschule Osnabrück is a university of applied sciences with a strong international focus. About 15 percent 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. You can study in German or English in courses ranging across most academic fields. You also can complete paid or unpaid internships.

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

For more information about this program, consult the Office of International Education website.



  • 1st Semester (winter): mid-Aug thru early Feb (incl intensive German/final exams)
  • 2nd Semester (summer): February thru early July (incl intensive German/final exams)

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 FHO, students will find close contact between students and professors and professors with professional experience in business and industry.

In addition to the FHO central international office, this faculty offers pre-semester orientation and on-going support services to its visiting students. Staff and lecturers of the Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences and of the International Office 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.



  • Alexander Kovzik, Ph.D.
    Office: Sage 2477
    Phone: (920) 424-0178
  • Marianne Johnson, Ph.D.
    Office: Sage 2414

    Phone: (920) 424-2230
  • Ralph Gunderson, Ph.D.
    Office: Sage 2410

    Phone: (920) 424-7151


Buddy Program

 Your assigned buddy can help your transition to living and 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.


All of the information included here is subject to change. Modifications may be required depending on the exigencies of the situation.  For more information on the Fachhochschule Osnabrück (FHO) Student Exchange Program, consult the Office of International Education website.

by schrod69 — last modified Aug 29, 2012 02:53 PM