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Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaften at the Uni Osnabrück

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Basic information

Total number of students 2,200 *
Share of external repetitions visited 50.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/12 points

Exam preparation

Exam preparation 8/10 points
exams preparation - specific offers 3/4 points
Exam Preparation - Training 3/4 points
Exam preparation - additional services 2/2 points

Results of study

Exam results 23.1 %


Third party funds per academic 15.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.1
Assistance with exam preparation 1.7
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.8
Self-study places 2.1

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    For years, the candidates from Osnabrück have achieved the best results and the lowest failure rate in the nationwide exams. This is primarily the result of a special focus on teaching in order to optimally prepare students for the exam. Numerous measures serve this purpose: Intensive support from the first semester through tutorials, working groups, trial exams; online learning platform with numerous online lectures; study library (daily until midnight) with excellent facilities and quiet workplaces; exam preparation at the highest level.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Unique course on Chinese law; Foreign language training in English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Polish. More than 50 foreign partner universities, 44 partnerships for stays abroad (ERASMUS) in 17 countries. Many other collaborations worldwide, including the USA, Japan, PR China, Taiwan, Korea. Comprehensive services for stays abroad through the Erasmus office. Numerous guest lecturers from abroad. The European Legal Studies Institute is one of the most important research institutions for comparing and unifying law in Europe.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Online learning platform; Recording of many lectures available for students. Computer rooms with modern equipment, supervised by specialist staff; numerous other computers throughout the library and the institutes. Free WiFi in all university buildings. Very well-stocked, huge specialist library with 600 workstations (open every day from 8 am to midnight; Sundays from 10 am to midnight); 7 institute libraries. Free access to all major legal databases (Juris, WestLaw, Beck-Online). Multi-media and projector in the lecture halls.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Scientific excellence and pioneering work, including in the areas of: European Private Law; Comparative Law; E-commerce and Online Platforms; Intellectual Property Law; Organised Crime; Commercial Criminal Law; International Tax Law; Constitutional Law, Research on Democracy, Parliamentarianism; European Law. Numerous participations in parliamentary hearings; advisory activities for the European Commission, European Parliament, international organisations, federal ministries, parliamentary groups and foreign ministries.
  • Other special features
    Short distances; The excellently equipped specialist library with 600 workplaces is in a central inner-city location with numerous cafés. All department buildings are only a few minutes' walk from the palace garden and the multi-award-winning palace garden canteen. The numerous cafeterias and free professional table football tables are particularly popular there. The library of the European Legal Studies Institute is one of the best-equipped specialist libraries for European and foreign law in Germany and is also used by many law students from other faculties.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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