The program offers the choice between different programs:
Students will study alongside German and other international students. These specialized programs are held by a team of renowned Osnabrück and international lecturers. All other activities (language courses and cultural program) are in a combined group with participants from all courses. The German courses are organized by Osnabrück University’s Language Center. The recreational activities held within the cultural program are run by Osnabrück instructors who are there throughout the program to assist the international students. Excursions are also included and in the past featured a weekend trip to Berlin, a day trip to Bremen, and mudflat hiking at the North Sea.
Students have the option to choose between various programs at Osnabrück. Each program is with a total of 6 US credits. The courses are taught from a combination of Osnabrück faculty and international professors from the all over the world.
- German Langauge and Culture (GLC): Level A1.1 (6 US credits)
This Summer School offers participants with no prior knowledge of the German language the opportunity to acquire the foundations of German and to experience more than 1000 years of German culture and civilization in and around the city of Osnabrück, the City of Peace. By the end of the program, students will have mastered basic language skills in German equivalent to level A1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
- From Embedded Sensors to Data Science (6 US credits)
This summer school provides an opportunity to experience the whole chain of data processing, from programming embedded sensor systems to subsequent data processing with state-of-the-art algorithms and technologies. Along the summer school, participants will apply machine-learning algorithms to example applications, such as the identification of movement patterns based on smartwatch sensor data. In the end, participants will be able to understand the typical pipeline from sensor data, over preprocessing, to machine learning.
Included in this program are:
Free public transportation in Osnabrück
Many local excursions, including a Night-Watchman tour
Full day trip to Bremen
Mudflat hiking at the shores of the North Sea
Optional: Three day trip to Berlin at the conclusion of the program (+300 euro)
Free wireless internet on campus
While meals are not included with the program fee, Osnabrück will provide all students with a pass that allows students to eat in the on-campus cafeteria at a highly discounted rate.
Housing and Meals
The Coordination Office for Summer Schools at the University of Osnabrück will organize your accommodation for the time of your stay in Osnabrück. You will be either accommodated in one of Osnabrück’s student dorms or with a carefully selected homestay. Please note that due to logistic reasons, it is not possible to make any commitments regarding your accommodation.
Together with other Osnabrück and international students, you will be accommodated in a single room in a student dorm. Each room provides internet access and is equipped with a washing facility. Showers and toilets are shared with the fellow roommates of each corridor, and so is the kitchen where you can store foods in a fridge and prepare meals. The student dorms also feature common rooms for eventual get-togethers or facilities for outdoor activities. The laundry rooms provide washing machines and tumble dryers. Any student dorm can be easily reached by public transportation.
Staying with an Osnabrück family or in a shared flat with other Osnabrück students is a great way to enhance your German language skills! To make sure that you are in good hands, Osnabrück inspects all of the homestays thoroughly through home visits. Homestays provide you with a single room, shared facilities and full use of the kitchen. All homestays are within reach of public transportation.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.