Osnabruck University: Statistics

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#819 of 14,131 In the World
#320 of 2,785 In Europe
#58 of 369 In Germany
#6 of 26 In Lower Saxony
#1 of 2 In Osnabruck
#118 of 1,038 For Cosmetology
Top50% For 131 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Osnabruck University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsUniversity entrance certificate (Reifezeugnis)
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

Research profile

Osnabruck University is a world-class research university with 17,125 scientific papers published and 336,550 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, and Philosophy.


Osnabruck University majors

by publication & citation count

8,133 / 221,138
8,019 / 214,220
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,471 / 115,919
7,380 / 166,115
7,336 / 164,212
Environmental Science
5,619 / 136,225
Computer Science
5,493 / 111,009
Quantum and Particle physics
5,336 / 115,468
Organic Chemistry
4,736 / 126,767
4,717 / 67,026
4,417 / 103,198
4,242 / 134,835
Materials Science
4,146 / 91,111
4,030 / 125,506
Political Science
3,789 / 53,213
3,208 / 76,235
3,083 / 88,646
Geography and Cartography
2,644 / 50,078
Optical Engineering
2,622 / 57,667
2,548 / 49,864
2,431 / 72,093
2,321 / 45,395
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,317 / 40,299
2,315 / 45,123
2,180 / 45,580
2,122 / 61,453
1,886 / 34,546
1,760 / 28,540
1,725 / 35,170
1,632 / 27,950
1,623 / 24,883
1,593 / 39,691
Condensed Matter Physics
1,546 / 36,379
Metallurgical Engineering
1,430 / 32,033
1,424 / 46,233
Electrical Engineering
1,283 / 28,653
Social Psychology
1,188 / 34,315
1,170 / 32,451
Art & Design
1,149 / 15,863
1,134 / 25,936

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 199 1339
1991 223 1513
1992 220 1712
1993 220 1771
1994 260 1920
1995 286 2128
1996 269 2320
1997 275 2523
1998 336 2934
1999 400 3409
2000 344 3610
2001 380 4048
2002 333 4139
2003 351 4883
2004 331 4948
2005 374 6446
2006 342 6550
2007 440 8075
2008 422 7996
2009 545 8941
2010 513 10028
2011 554 11204
2012 643 12742
2013 605 14195
2014 649 14960
2015 567 15807
2016 620 16823
2017 698 17896
2018 701 18457
2019 781 21647
2020 869 25587
2021 924 29857
2022 774 26902
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Osnabruck University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree Free
Master's Degree €1,500
Doctoral Degree Free

The currency used is Euro (€).

Osnabruck University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Osnabruck University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree American Studies, Art Education, Art History, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, Germanic Studies, Health Sciences, History, Islamic Theology, Italian, Latin, Mathematics, Metal Techniques, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Spanish, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Textile Design
Master American Studies, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business Computing, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Computer Education, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Economics, Educational Sciences, English Studies, Environmental Studies, European Languages, European Studies, Fiscal Law, Foreign Languages Education, Geography (Human), Geology, Germanic Studies, Government, Health Education, History, Home Economics Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Law, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Musicology, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychology, Religious Education, Romance Languages, Science Education, Sociology, Soil Science, Technology Education, Theology, Water Science
PhD Biological and Life Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology

Notable alumni

  1. Christian Wulff

    Christian Wulff
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1959-.. (age 64)

    Christian Wilhelm Walter Wulff is a retired German politician and lawyer who served as President of Germany from 2010 to 2012. A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), he previously served as minister president of the state of Lower Saxony from 2003 to 2010. He was elected to the presidency in the 30 June 2010 presidential election, defeating opposition candidate Joachim Gauck and taking office immediately, although he was not sworn in until 2 July. With the age of 51, he became Germany's youngest president.

  2. Silvia Breher

    Silvia Breher
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1973-.. (age 50)

    Silvia Breher is a German lawyer and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). She has been Member of the Bundestag for the constituency of Cloppenburg – Vechta since the 2017 federal election. At the CDU conference in November 2019 she was elected as one of the deputy leaders of her party; she succeeded Ursula von der Leyen who had been elected to the Presidency of the European Commission.

  3. Gitta Connemann

    Gitta Connemann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1964-.. (age 59)

    Gitta Connemann is a German lawyer and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a member of the German Parliament since 2002. Since 2021, she has been serving as the chairwoman of MIT, the pro-business wing in the CDU/CSU.

  4. Joscha Bach

    Joscha Bach
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Osnabruck University
    In 2007 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    computer scientist

    Joscha Bach is a German artificial intelligence researcher and cognitive scientist focusing on cognitive architectures, mental representation, emotion, social modeling, and multi-agent systems.

  5. Daniela De Ridder

    Daniela De Ridder
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1962-.. (age 61)
    politicianbusiness consultant

    Daniela De Ridder is a German-Belgian politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) who has served as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Lower Saxony from 2013 until 2021 and again since May 2022.

  6. André Berghegger

    André Berghegger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Osnabruck University
    1995-2000 studied legal science

    André Berghegger is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). From 2006 to 2013, he was mayor of the city of Melle.

  7. Petru Constantin Luhan

    Petru Constantin Luhan
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    1977-.. (age 46)

    Petru Constantin Luhan is a Romanian politician, who since the 2009 election has been a Member of the European Parliament for Romania, representing the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL). He is a member of the Regional Development Committee and vice-president of EPP Young Members in the European Parliament.

Osnabruck University faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Biology and Chemistry Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Botany, Chemistry, Genetics, Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Zoology
Department/Division : Business and Economics Business and Commerce, Economics, Information Management, Information Sciences
Department/Division : Cultural Studies and Geosciences Art History, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Textile Design
Department/Division : Education and Cultural Studies Catholic Theology, Education, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Music, Primary Education, Protestant Theology, Sports, Theology
Department/Division : Human Sciences Cognitive Sciences, Health Sciences, Psychology
Department/Division : Language and Literature Artificial Intelligence, Cinema and Television, Computer Science, English, Film, French, German, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Romance Languages
Department/Division : Law Commercial Law, European Union Law, Law
Department/Division : Mathematics and Computer Sciences Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
Department/Division : Physics Computer Science, Physics
Department/Division : Social Sciences European Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Institute : Cognitive Sciences Cognitive Sciences
Institute : Early Modern Intercultural Studies Cultural Studies
Institute : Environmental Systems Research Environmental Engineering
Institute : European Legal Studies Comparative Law, European Union Law
Institute : Migration Research and Intercultural Studies Cultural Studies, Demography and Population
Research Division : Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence
Research Division : E-learning and Knowledge Communication and Data Processing Data Processing, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Research Division : Early Childhood Education and Development Child Care and Development, Preschool Education
Research Division : Physiology and Dynamics of Cellular Micro-compartments (CRC 944) Cell Biology, Physiology
Research Division : Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases Dermatology, Occupational Health

General information

Alternative names UOS
Osnabrück University
Universität Osnabrück
Founded 1974

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 4469 Neuer Graben/Schloss
Osnabrueck, Niedersachsen, 49069
City population 164,000

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