The International Study Program is an intensive and interdisciplinary program in the areas of engineering. It takes place at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences each summer semester but this year will be virtual.  The program is advertised to U.S. students and German students. 


You can read more about the program here.

Please note that their website has historical information about the program in Germany.  Please note the information below is going to be offered for summer 2021 virtually. 


The goal of the program is to introduce students to new ways of thinking about the real-world challenges of sustainability and their potential role in solving such problems with innovative approaches. The International Study Program is a great opportunity for visiting students to combine practice-oriented studies with an interesting cultural experience and to receive  the equivalent of 1 US  3 credit course in a short period of time! 


The International Study Program explores the technological, historical and environmental facets of sustainability innovation in Germany.


More detailed information on the program components can be found here.


Dates of the program: 

May 25-June 4, 2021


Due to the time zone difference between Germany and North America, classes will take place in the mornings. Currently, they plan to begin classes at 8:00 am according to US Central time. Please use this as a reference to calculate on when classes will begin at your place. However, we still may adjust the start time when we have all applications at hand.




HOW TO APPLY- Pitt Application is DUE by March 7th, but we encourage you to apply early as Osnabruck is accepting applications on a rolling basis.  Osnabruck's Applications will be accepted between January 1 and March 15, 2021. To register for the International Study Program, please complete the online application form (available here). The number of participants is limited and spaces will be assigned in order of application receipt.


Please contact us at with any questions. 


Academic Description: 
You can find the course descriptions and syllabi on the UAS7 Osnabruck website.
Application Instructions: 

You must apply to the Pitt system and directly to this university.  DEADLINE BY MARCH 7

Osnabruck Applications will be accepted now through March 15, 2021 (deadline-German time). The number of participants is limited. Because applications are considered in the order in which they are received, early registration is advisable.


To register for the International Study Program, students must complete the online registration form (available here)


In some cases, applicants may be asked to provide the following additional documents:


(unofficial) transcript of records

SAO Staff: 

Dr. Diane Hardy Saran

Buna! That’s hello in Romanian.  After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students.  Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars.  In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad.  For fun I enjoy my two kiddos, yoga and fitness, international films, and travel (of course). Come talk with me about studying abroad! |  412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall -   |  


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