21 English Study Programs at University of Oldenburg

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University of Oldenburg

Business Management & EconomicsComputer Science & ITEngineeringLawMedicine & HealthNatural Sciences & MathematicsSocial Sciences
1973
Founded in
8%
International students
English
21
No. of English-taught Study Programs
University
Type
public
Status
15.000
Students

About the University

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, also known as the University of Oldenburg, is a public university founded in 1973. It is one of the youngest higher education institutions in Germany. With approximately 16,000 students, the university offers a wide range of academic programmes in various disciplines.

The university is located in the city of Oldenburg in Lower Saxony, Germany. It boasts a modern campus that seamlessly blends urban and natural elements. The campus is situated in close proximity to the picturesque Schlossgarten, a historic park that provides a tranquil environment for study and relaxation. The university's facilities are distributed across two main campuses, the Haarentor Campus and the Wechloy Campus, both of which are easily accessible by public transport. The University of Oldenburg is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach to education and research, with a strong focus on sustainability, renewable energy and environmental sciences. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in six faculties: School of Educational and Social Sciences; School of Computing, Business, Economics and Law; School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies; School of Mathematics and Science; School of Medicine and Health Sciences; and School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In addition to its core academic programmes, the University of Oldenburg has established several specialised research centres and institutes, such as the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the Centre for Renewable Energy Research. These centres foster collaboration between different disciplines and promote innovative research in cutting-edge fields. The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in Germany for its commitment to sustainability and environmental research. In 2020, the University of Oldenburg was awarded the title of "Eco-University" by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote sustainable development and environmental awareness.
Notable alumni of the University of Oldenburg include Karoline Linnert, a German politician who served as Deputy Mayor of Bremen, and the University also maintains strong partnerships with various international institutions, offering students opportunities for study abroad programmes and collaborative research projects. The University of Oldenburg is distinguished by its dedication to perpetuating the legacy of Carl von Ossietzky, a German journalist and pacifist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935. The university regularly hosts events and conferences focusing on issues of peace, human rights and social justice, reflecting its commitment to fostering a more just and sustainable world.

International Rankings

#901-1000
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

National Rankings

#49
Humboldt Ranking
#47
DFG-Ranking

Tuition Fees

14
14
4
2
3
1

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2025

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
66.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction, but ability test
33.3% no admission restriction
0% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

23.8% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
76.2% via uni-assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (6 programs )

Minimum:

72 (5 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (6 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (5 programs )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (4 programs )

Program Features

3-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Laws

Beginning

Winter intake

90.5%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

9.5%

Location

University of Oldenburg

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by University of Oldenburg

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