International Profile

Building knowledge and sparking enthusiasm count among our most essential objectives. As a reliable partner in education and research, we are involved regionally and internationally within a network of diverse members with backgrounds in research and practice. As a result, we are able to jointly expand our professional and personal perspectives and create further innovations.


Global Partner Universities

Ostfalia cooperates with more than 100 universities all over the world, offering its students and teaching personnel an opportunity to gain international experience. The International Relations Office’s qualified liaison personnel are Ostfalia's point of contact for (partner) universities seeking to arrange and shape such partnerships.



Research at Ostfalia is application-oriented and characterised by close research collaborations with business and industry. Our university has a multitude of research specialities, which are reflected in our own areas of activity as well as those of the associated institutes. The wide range of research activities helps to foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Taking part in the "EU-Strategie-FH" project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Ostfalia will in future expand its potential to the European Research Area. The project will provide favourable framework conditions for Ostfalia to raise and sustain a strong profile at the European level.


Studying at Ostfalia

Fields of Study and Degree Programmes
The fields of study offered at Ostfalia include engineering/computer science, media, design, social work, and public health as well as business and law. Dual degree programmes or degree programmes combining academic qualifications and business-based vocational training complete the range of study options, which comprises more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. Flexible study schemes such as remote or part-time study offer suitable qualification options for many different stages of life.

International Summer Universities
Summer Schools provide German and international engineering and economics students with an opportunity to work and study together in their areas of specialisation while focusing on international topics. Our International Summer Semester (Business Management Faculty) and Intensive Summer Programme in Environmental Engineering (Supply Engineering Faculty) follow a similar approach by offering courses taught in English.

Other Programmes Conducted in English
Offered by Ostfalia's Faculty of Business, the International Academic Year is a programme for international undergraduate students. In order to cater to students' different study schedules and individual needs, the programme is kept flexible: Students may choose whether they want to spend the spring semester, fall semester, or both semesters in Wolfsburg.

The three-semester programme  Automotive Service Technology and Processes (Master of Engineering) is offered by the Faculty of Automotive Engineering in Wolfsburg. Students will acquire skills enabling them to successfully take on leading positions in companies that operate at the local and global levels of the after-sales industry.


Services for International Partners and Students

The International Student Office serves as a first point of contact for our international students. It provides advice and assistance to prospective and visiting international students from the very first time they make contact with the university until they arrive or complete their studies at Ostfalia. The International Student Office also acts as a link between different outside bodies and students and other university members. The International Relations Office is the division in charge of any matters related to international (partner) universities.

Student groups such as "Namaste friends" provide assistance to international students at the beginning of their stay in Germany by introducing them to life on a German campus. It is also in this group where international students have made it their mission to try to give Germans an understanding of their own cultures.

Our Knowledge and Technology Transfer Centre supports access to academic know-how generated at Ostfalia.As a central point of contact for companies, it promotes the exchange of experiences and informs them about different options for collaboration and funding support.

The International Relations Office is responsible for the coordination of international relations and the development and implementation of projects with international partners. It provides staff of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences with information on all aspects of international cooperation. In addition, the International Relations Office supports - together with the faculties - visiting staff from partner universities.It is also reponsible for Ostfalia's international cooperation agreements including ERASMUS bilateral agrements.