About us

Whether day nurseries, 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 32,000 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:


The Osnabrück Student Services is responsible for almost 32,000 students. 4,000 more than four years ago. A new record as well as a great challenge.

We employ around 340 people for this purpose. The vast majority - around 220 men and women - work in the refectories and cafeterias.

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


As an employer, we attach great importance to family-friendly working hours. Two thirds of our employees work part-time, 27 percent of them men. An unusually high proportion. Seven out of ten employees are women.


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