Welcome to the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Information for international students

Welcome, dear first year students!

On this page you will find a lot of helpful information, links and contacts around the start of your studies.

Events

Central digital first year students' welcome

Monday, 26 October, 10 to 11 a.m., Livestream

SAVE-THE-DATE: We would like to welcome all first semester students this morning at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter!

Our president Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl personally welcomes all new students at the campuses in Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter this morning. Due to the current situation regarding Corona, this welcoming event for the approx. 1,500 new students this year will unfortunately not be able to be held in attendance, which we regret very much. Therefore, we are working on a digital format. The students will receive a personal invitation to this event. Besides Mr. Krahl, the AStA (General Students´Committee) will also welcome the new students and our student advisory service will answer the first important questions.

You will find the link to participate here.

Welcome event for international Bachelor students

The international office is looking forward to welcoming our international Bachelor students at our Welcome Webex Session on Friday, 30th October 2020.
The meeting will start at 13.00 h (German time).
Please join us here: https://th-owl.webex.com/meet/kerstin.rosemann
Our Welcome Session will provide important information to ensure a good and successful start to your studies, but we will also spend time getting to know one another and have fun playing some games, too.

Infosession on studying abroad

The International Office is offering a Webex session on Tuesday, 27th October 2020 on the subject of studying abroad. The meeting will start at 11.45 h (German time)
Please join the session through the following link: https://th-owl.webex.com/meet/ananya.nagendran
Our session will provide useful information and tipps concering planning and organizing a semester abroad, which will also be enriched by experience reports from former outgoing students. (Please note that this session will be held in German, but questions can be answered in English)

Infosession on doing an internship abroad

The International Office is offering a Webex session on Wednesday, 28th October 2020 on the subject of doing an internship abroad.
The meeting will start at 11.45 h (German time)
Please join the session through the following link: https://th-owl.webex.com/join/maryse.niemeier
Our session will provide useful information and tipps concering planning and organizing an internship abroad. (Please note that this session will be held in German, but questions can be answered in English.)

Infosession on scholarships for staying abroad

The International Office is offering a Webex session on Wednesday, 4th November 2020 on the subject of scholarships for staying abroad.
The meeting start at 11.45 h (German time)
Please join us here: https://th-owl.webex.com/join/maryse.niemeier
Our session will provide useful information on financing and available scholarships for students, who want to study or do an internship abroad. The session will be enriched by experience reports from former outgoing students. (Please note that this session will be held in German, but questions can be answered in English.)

Online english application Workshop

The International Office is offering Webex sessions on Thursday, 3rd December 2020 and Friday, 4th December 2020 on how to write a CV in English.
The session will take place between 13:00 – 16:00 h (German time)
Please join the session through the following link: https://th-owl.webex.com/join/james.oreilly
Our sessions will provide useful information on english applications (CV, Cover letter etc.) as well as address the differences between english and german applications. Please email internationaloffice(at)th-owl.de to register for the session. (This session will be conducted in English, but questions can be asked in German.)

FAQ about studies and campus

Many questions arise at the start of a degree program - about the university, the university environment, and about studying as such. You will find an overview with answers to frequently asked questions about the start of the semester below.

Where can I get help with starting my studies?

There is, for example, the online course Studyguide on our eCampus, which you can use even before you start your studies to prepare yourself ideally for your studies.

In addition, the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts is again offering many different courses on study methodology in the new semester. Click here for an overview of the current study methodology course offerings.

Where can I find information about courses, examination offices and additional learning opportunities?

View the course catalog, create a timetable, get information on examinations or specific help for your subject - all this can be found on our overview page "In your studies". There you will find all important links to the offerings of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Who can help me with questions about studying at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts?

It depends on the question you are asking - who can help you is listed on our special webpage "Central Advice Centers".

How do I network at the university?

If you are new to the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, you will naturally want to get to know other students and network. You can do this by getting involved in projects or committees, for example. You can find all information on this on our special page "Student Involvement".

Where can I find information about "my" campus?

Whether it's a map or helpful links to your new place of study - you can find comprehensive information about all three locations of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts on our special page Campus Life.

Is there an OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts "dictionary"?

Yes, there is one. In our online directory you will find everything important about the university from A to Z.

Where is the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts currently in the process of construction?

Extensive construction work is currently underway, especially on the campus in Lemgo. You can find out what is being built or renovated at which location and how the construction work is progressing on our special webpage Construction and Campus Development.

Where can I get food and drinks at student-friendly prices?

At all three locations of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts there is a cafeteria where you can get food, drinks and snacks. You can find more information on our special webpage Student Cafeterias and Catering Services.

International Office

  • We advise and support students of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts who are interested in an exchange semester, an internship or a language course abroad.
  • International students are supported by the International Office in their transition to living and learning to study in Germany.
  • We offer counselling appointments, language support and international cultural events throughout the year.
  • Our mission is to help students experience a semester abroad and to support foreign students in making OWL and the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts their second home.

Contact us:

e-mail: internationaloffice(at)th-owl.de

Homepage International Office


Further central advice centers of the university

What does your new department offer for first-year students? What courses are there and what information do you need to get off to a successful start in your studies?

Webpages of the departments

(IT) basic equipment for the start of the study

To help you get started quickly and easily with your studies, we have compiled your basic (IT) equipment. With this equipment you are technically ready to start your successful studies at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts. From user access (IDM) to university dial-in to e-mail, you will find all instructions - many of them as videos.

Five steps and you have your (IT) basic equipment complete!

1. user access (IDM)

2. university dial-in (VPN)

3. e-mail account

4. wireless network (eduroam)

5. campus card (KISOWL)

Webpage (IT) basic equipment

Information on the Corona virus

Even in Corona times we are always available for you - just online. We would like to inform everyone who studies and works at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts about the current status of the corona virus on this webpage. The Executive Board has set up a Corona Action Team to coordinate the prevention measures at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts and is in continuous communication with the health authorities. You will be informed about current decisions of the team here:

Information for International Students

For students and employees, the university has set up a central address at gesundheitsschutz(at)th-owl.de, where you can turn to with your questions and concerns, even beyond health issues.