Our app "Welcome to OVGU"


The official "Welcome to OVGU" app is now available for Android and iOS. If you have just enrolled at OVGU, this app offers you all the important information about campus life. Especially for our international students, we have useful tips for arriving in Magdeburg:

  •     News
  •     Calendar
  •     Event registration
  •     Dining hall schedules
  •     Useful Links
  •     FAQs
  •     useful contacts

You can download the app from the AppStore or the PlayStore.



Here you can find all news related to IKUS and other news hat might interest you as an international student:

Semesterprogramm SoSe24


Dates for the events - for times check Welcome To OVGU- App:


27th: Potluck Brunch

27th: Theatre evening



3rd: Ukrainian Evening

9th: Theatre

30th: Bike tour Bauhaus



7th: High Rope Garden Elbauenpark

15th: Day Trip to Potsdam

29th: Hiking in the Harz



6th: Minigolf Outdoor

13th: Picknick + Outdoor Games



16th-18th: Excursion

29th/30th: Dance Workshop

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Information Event of the Foreigners' Office

23.04.2024 -


Are you a student in your first or second semester? You don`t have a residence permit yet, but your visa is expiring within the next six months? You have entered the country without a visa and need a residence permit within the next 90 days?


 Then come tot he information event on May 3rd, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. in lecture hall 1 (building 26) oft he Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.

 The immigration office will be happy to explain to you what your next steps are regarding your stay in Magdeburg.

 If you took part in the information event on May 3rd, 2024, you will be offered a special consultation appointment for May 6th or May 7th, 2024.

 For the information event you don`t need to bring any additional documents with you. We will only request them from you during the special consultation appointments.


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Language café

15.05.2023 -

Do you speak a langauge but never get to use it? Or do you want to speak your mothertongue with other students? 

Then come to our Language Café!

Where? CampusTheater  (Entrance on the side of WH7 ; J.G.-Nathusius Ring 5)

When? Mondays 18:00-20:00 in even weeks

next date: the Language Café will resume during the Welcome Week of the summer semester

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Weekly office hours

11.09.2023 -

During the semester our office hours will every week on Monday from 2-3pm and

Thursdays from 5-6pm. During these hours, members of the IKUS team will be available to answer any questions you may have, refund event deposits, etc.

Best wishes,
The IKUS Team

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Assistance in finding Accomodation for new International Students

18.03.2024 -

Dear International Students,

From 19th of March until 25 th of April 2024, every Tuesday (10 AM – 1PM) and Thursday (12 PM – 3 PM), employees from the International Office will assist new incoming international students in finding accommodation in Magdeburg. If you have problems finding a place to stay, difficulties with the German language during your search for a place or simply need further information regarding accommodation, feel free to come and see us during our office hours. Please bring along a copy of your admission letter, passport, visa as well as your German bank account statement and/or your international blocked account statement. Due to the great amount of new students starting their studies here in Magdeburg, please be advised that we will only be able to assist new incoming international students.

For information on contact and location, check the flyer!

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Semesterprogramm Wintersemester 2023/24

16.11.2023 -

IKUS events this semester - further information to be found in the App

November 2023

02.11.2023  - Día de los muertos

17.11.2023  - Open Mic / Live Music night

22.11.2023  - Running Dinner

December 2023

02.12.2023  - arts & crafts evening

07.12. 2023 - christmas dinner

09.12.2023  - Leipzig excursion

18.12.2023  - baking christmas cookies

January 2024

11.01.2024  - Cooking Class

19.01.2024  - Ice Skating

February 2024

15.02.2024  - Workshop: introduction to skating

27.02.2024  - guided tour through the greenhouse

March 2024

07.03.2024  - black light mini golf

14.03.2024  - Bouldern

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Current information form the Foreigners` Authority Magdeburg on collecting documents via document pick up station

Please note that there will soon be a new way to pick up your documents from the Magdeburg Foreigners' Registration Office in addition to picking them up in person.

Please carefully read the original leaflet (in German) or the translated leaflet (in English) with information on collecting documents via the new document pick up station as well as the original declaration of consent (in German) or the translated declaration of consent (in English) under data protection.

Please send the completed and signed declaration of consent in the original (German version) to the Foreigners' Authority when applying for the renewal of your residence title.

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Have a look at the photos we took during the last IKUS events!

As IKUS, we are here for both, international as well as German students. On the following pages you will find services that we offer in order to help you.

A great part of our services wouldn't be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors. Let us introduce them to you!

Last Modification: 11.10.2023 - Contact Person: Webmaster