Osnabrück and the surrounding region is home to approx. 250,000 inhabitants. It is located in the north-west of Germany, not far from the Dutch border. It is a two-hour drive to the beautiful coastal area of the North Sea with its dikes, beaches and picturesque little harbours. Amsterdam to the west and the bustling town of Hamburg to the north-east can be reached within the same amount of time. But Osnabrück itself has a lot to offer. Its city centre testifies to its 1,200-year-old history. The city of the Peace of Westphalia of 1648, ending the Thirty Years' War, hosts various museums, libraries, parks, theatres, cinemas and sports facilities as well as a historic city centre with shops, art galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés. Approx. 20,000 students enjoy living in Osnabrück.
As a city with a technology oriented future, many innovative and well known international companies in the high-tech, engineering, food and logistics sectors are located here.
Many international students appreciate the city of Osnabrück and its greater region also for the reasons found on the following link: what international Master's students say about Osnabrück and the region