|September 1, 2019 – February 28, 2019
||August 31, 2018
|March 1 – August 31, 2020
||February 1, 2019
|September 1, 2020 – March 1, 2020
||August 31, 2019
|March 2 – August 31, 2021
||February 1, 2020
|September 1, 2019 – March 1, 2021
||August 31, 2020
|March 2 – August 31, 2022
||February 1, 2021
Orientation will take place the week prior to the first day of classes
HSO is a bilingual school offering courses in both English and German. Exchange students must have completed at least the B1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) in German or English, depending on whether they take part in German or English-language lectures. The B2 level is, in part, also required.
Tuition and Academic Fees:
Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of HSB. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.
Students from EU countries do not require a visa. All non-EU citizens should check with the German Federal Foreign Office, to see if they are subject to the visa requirement.
Please keep in mind that there are different types of visas. If you participate in a short program (e.g. summer university), a “Schengen visa” is sufficient with which you may travel up to 90 days within the Schengen-associated countries. This visa cannot be extended, you have to leave the country after 90 days. Therefore, you should apply for a “national visa” if you stay for a semester or longer.
For the visa and also for the residence permit in Germany you are required to present proof of financial resources. You are expected to demonstrate funds of at least 735 euros per month (appox. 8,800 euros for one year). Several German Embassies/Consulates require the visa applicants to open a blocked account with a German bank.
For your visa application you will also need proof of sufficient health insurance.
For students from China, their visa applications must be reviewed by the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) in China.
All students from non-EU countries irrespective of whether or not they require a visa, will need to apply for a residence permit at the Aliens’ Registration Office of the City of Osnabrück after arrival.
All German and international students residing in Osnabrück must register within a week of arrival in Osnabrück at the appropriate authority of the City of Osnabrück. EU students do this at the Citizens’ Registration Office (Bürgeramt); non-EU students do this at the Aliens’ Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) by applying for their residence permit.
Don’t forget: When you leave Osnabrück at the end of your stay, you must deregister again at the Citizens’ Registration Office or the Aliens’ Registration Office.
The Student Services Osnabrück maintains more than 20 apartment buildings in Osnabrück and an apartment house in Lingen. Some of the rooms and the apartments are rented furnished. The housing service of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences gives you tips for your search for a suitable accommodation and assists with the application for a room.
The housing Service of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences provides accommodation in furnished single rooms for international students who are enrolled in English-language programs and have no or only limited German language skills and for our international guest students.
Cost of Accommodation is estimated at 200–350Euro per month
Cost of Living:
The cost of living in Osnabrück is relatively low compared to many other cities in Germany. Specifically, the rents in Osnabrück are comparatively affordable.
HSO estimates that students in Osnabrück need around €700 – 800 per month to cover all costs. This is, of course, is dependent on personal needs, habits and lifestyle. Please note that you must submit proof of financial resources which verifies that you have funds at your disposal of at least €735 each month for the visa and the residence permit.
||Estimated Cost in Euro
||200 – 350 per month
||2 – 4 per meal at cafeteria
(50 – 90 per month)
80 – 130 for further food
|Public Transport in Lower Saxony
||Free with student card
||30 – 50 per semester
||15 – 25 per month
|Residence permit for non-EU students
|Housing Purchases (towels, bedding etc.)
A buddy will assist you in finding your way around the university and the city more easily especially at the beginning of your stay in Osnabrück.
A buddy is a student in a higher semester. For example, his or her task is to pick you up from the train station, help you move into the dorm room and show you to the campus and the university. Your buddy helps you when you register at the Alien’s Registration Office or accompanies you if you wish, e.g. to doctor’s visits.
Thus, you have a familiar person in Osnabrück who you know from the onset: Maybe a lifelong friendship will result.