Statement of the University of Magdeburg on attack on Ukraine

 Information on help/self-help, document templates, etc. can be found here: https://www.freiwilligenagentur-magdeburg.de/hilfe-und-unterstuetzung-fuer-die-ukraine/ 


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.


International Events in Magdeburg

Here you can find the upcoming events organized by IKUS as well as other events that might interest you:



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

Weekly office hours - summer break

09.08.2022 -

During the Summer Break, IKUS will not be holding any Office Hours. During our summer break, we will still be there for you via email (ikus@ovgu.de) - so in case you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

KICKUS is still going on, so you can always join us there and we can answer urgent questions.
Have a great summer.
We are looking forward to seeing you fresh and healthy in September during our office hours.

Your IKUS and dormitory Team.

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IKUS Summer Excursion to Wannsee (close to Berlin)

21.07.2022 -

IKUS is officially going on a three-day excursion! Are you interested in joining? From Friday 19th until 21st of August, we will be having a great time at Wannsee (close to Berlin) and we would love to have you join us.

Our accommodation is located directly on the lake and we have planned to enjoy time on the beach and to also visit the famous Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam.

The trip costs only 30€/student. Accommodation, meals, beach entrance, and the palace are all included in this price (for transportation, we will be using the 9€ ticket). In addition, we will be collecting a 10€ deposit that you will get back after you’ve joined the trip.

Registration is possible from today, the 21st of Juli until the 4th of August! As the places are very limited it works on a first-come, first-served basis and is only possible personally during our office hours in the IKT building (Walther-Rathenau-Straße 19): 

Mondays: 3-4pm 

Thursdays: 5-6 pm

Please bring a mask, your student ID, and the 30€ plus 10€ deposit.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Please note that this itinerary can still change due to external circumstances

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2022 DAAD Award for Outstanding Achievements of International Students

14.06.2022 -

 The DAAD award honours one foreign student with outstanding academic achievements and exceptional social or intercultura commitment. The candidate (no guest or exchange students) should usually be on an advanced level of his/her Bachelor's (at least second or third year) or Master's (at least second semester) degree. Postgraduates and PhD students can also be nominated.The DAAD award is not a research award and it is not aimed at honouring a PhD project.
It shall mainly be allocated to students or graduates who master their studies in their own right.The nominations have to be submitted to the International Office by 18th of July 2022.

More information can be found here.

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Media usage of international students and employees OVGU

09.06.2022 -

With this survey, we would like to evaluate which university channels and media offerings are used by international students and employees. By participating in the survey, you will help us improve our English communication through our channels.

The survey can be found here: https://limesurvey.ovgu.de/index.php/247892?lang=en
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact presseteam@ovgu.de

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Job vacancy student assistant (m/f/d) for the supervision of Mexican, Colombian and Argentinean students

07.06.2022 -

The International Office of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has a vacancy for a
student assistant (m/f/d) for the support of Mexican, Colombian and Argentinean students from September 2022.
to be filled.

Application by 30.06.2022.
Please note: Interviews will take place in the week of 11.07.-15.07.2022.

More information about application documents etc. can be found at: https://ovgu.b-ite.careers/jobposting/9e5820035972773ff5c3a759414be6d0b546f2dd0?ref=homepage

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IKUS Olympics

14.05.2022 -

Do you want to get out of your apartment, meet new people, and have a good time? We do too! So join us for a team game as well as some other games and activities. For each week, we have different activities planned and it is not all about the sport, but more about getting to know each other and spending the afternoon together.

Where? We will meet in front of the IKT and start from there together. We have different locations for different days, such as the Nordpark for example.

So grab your friends, something to drink, and maybe a snack, and come by!


**We will draw lots for the team game. If you want to be in a team with friends, that is possible as well.**


The registration is already possible.

We would like to take pictures at the event and might use them e.g. on our website. In case you do NOT want to be in those pictures, please let us know at the beginning of the event.


We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Intercultural information tour for immigrants

17.03.2022 -

Explore your city!

The Intercultural InfoTours of the Volunteer Agency invite people with and without migration experience to walk together through Magdeburg's neighborhoods and get to know each other. Anyone who is new to Magdeburg and needs help or wants to make contacts is cordially invited. Anyone who would like to help and accompany people from other countries and provide linguistic support is also welcome.

Available dates:

21. March 2022|10 am - 1 pm |Innenstadt |Start:einewelt haus, Schellingstraße 3-4
28. April 2022
I 3 pm - 6 pm |Neue Neustadt |Start:Moritzhof, Moritzplatz 1
02. June 2022
I10 am - 1 pm |Alte Neustadt |Start:MWG Mitte, Breiter Weg 120a
14. Juli 2022
I 3 pm - 6 pm |Buckau |Start:Engpass, Schönebecker Straße 117

You can register via the app "freiwillig in Magdeburg". It is available for download free of charge from the app stores. The QR code leads directly to it. It is also possible to register by sending an e-mail to anmeldung@freiwilligenagentur-magdeburg.de  is also possible.

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Assistance in finding an Accommodation

29.03.2022 -

We know that finding a place to stay can be tough sometimes. That is why our Accommodation-Assistants will help you finding one. Find more information here.

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German classes

15.03.2021 -

Are you looking for a suitable language course or a corresponding telc examination? The Oskar Kämmer School offers preparation courses for the examination format "telc C1 Hochschule" and also conducts the corresponding examinations on its premises.

If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Jeannine Roese by e-mail (j.roese@oks.de) or by phone at 0391/73567-25.

You can find the exact course offers and prices here.

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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: 05.05.2022 - Contact Person: Webmaster