Oldenburg is a small city in the north of Germany with a beautifully preserved history, which I particularly like. The largest university in the city is the Carl von Ossietzky University, founded in 1973. With more than 15,000 students, it is a leading school for wind energy, medicine and hearing technologies. Named after journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky, the University of Oldenburg is considered innovative and has a good reputation far beyond Lower Saxony.
The Faculty of Medicine, for example, only opened in 2012, but runs a unique program in close cooperation with the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. From the beginning of their studies, students have to practice in the surrounding hospitals. They also study in the Netherlands for two semesters. The school is only 30 kilometers from the North Sea and its proximity to the sea is reflected in the variety of courses. At the Institute of Marine Chemistry and Biology (ICBM), for example, scientists study the impact of humans on biodiversity in one of the few metal-free clean room laboratories worldwide.
In general, I know the university is very well equipped, with the wind laboratories being a particular highlight. Giant turbines can generate wind speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour and air vortices can be created in a controlled environment. The 3D hearing lab, where sound comes from all directions, is as unique as the turbulent wind tunnel. When it comes to hearing diagnostics, the University of Oldenburg is at the forefront of the world with its research.
The university is ranked 799th in the international ranking (CWTS Leiden Ranking). This is not a very good result for Germany, but not bad compared to Turkish universities (see University Rating Agencies and Their Importance).
UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG IN NUMBERS
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APPLICATION TO OLDENBURG UNIVERSITY
Oldenburg University Bachelor’s and Master’s degree applications are made through UniAssist. For undergraduate programs, you must submit the following language certificate proofs.
DSH : German language test for university entrance (level 2)
TestDaF : (Level 4 in at least four areas)
Goethe Certificate C2
telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule : Certificate of passing the exam
If you can prove your knowledge of German at level B1 with one of the certificates below, you can apply to the preparatory school, but you must present a certificate at level B2 at the time of enrollment. You must then take the DSH exams in February and July and obtain at least a DSH-2 certificate.
Goethe certificate B1
ÖSD certificate B1
telc Deutsch B1
TestDaF level 3333
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