About us

Whether childcare, student financing or crisis counselling, student flats or refectories and cafeterias: We take care of the social, economic and cultural needs of students in Osnabrück, Vechta and Lingen.

The universities and colleges stand for education, we are the complementary part - responsible for the social welfare of around 31,000 students at the three locations.

Like all 57 Student Services, we are a public institution. Our statutory tasks are set out in Lower Saxony's Higher Education Act (NHG): to support and advise students and - as core tasks - to make their everyday lives easier by operating residential complexes, refectories and childcare facilities.

That's how we do it:

  • 1,780 living spaces in 25 very individually designed residential complexes.
  • 6 refectories, plus cafeterias and bistros - with over 8,000 meals a day.
  • Individual advice on student financing: BAföG, student loan, scholarship. Including the processing of applications.
  • Psychological and social counselling if there are problems during your studies or everyday life at university, or if they should not arise in the first place.
  • Four day nurseries initiated and supported by us - all run with high standards.
  • Cultural events such as exhibitions in the refectories.


Osnabrück Student Services is responsible for 30,900 students.

We employ around 280 people for this purpose. The vast majority - around 200 men and women - work in the refectories and cafeterias.

More than half of Osnabrück Student Services' expenditure is financed from rental income and the sales made in the dining halls and cafeterias. The remaining funds come from the state of Lower Saxony and from the students via the semester fees.


We have around 280 men and women working full- and part-time in various professions. We support young academics in western Lower Saxony with our services. Whether caretaker, cook, psychologist or administrative employee - only few companies can offer so many different professions.

As an employer, we bear responsibility for a positive working environment. Fair, collectively agreed pay and a good work-life balance are important to us. We offer attractive additional benefits and varied tasks.


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