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:

German intensive course A1.1, A2.1 and B1.1

16.02.2024 -

DaF (German as a foreign language) intensive courses for levels A1.1, A2.1 and B1.1 of the SPRZ in September

 Are you looking for an intensive german course to take before the semester starts?

From 02nd -20th September 2024 the SPRZ (language centre of the OvGU) is hosting intensive courses for German level A1.1 , A2.1 and B1.1 .

If you want to start with level A1.1, you can sign up via LSF.

If you want to start with Level A2.1, you have to apply with an A1 certificate from the SPRZ or complete the language assessment test and sign up via LSF .

If you want to start with Level B1.1  you have to apply with an A2 certificate from the SPRZ or complete the language assessment test and sign up via LSF as well .

You can register for the course at https://sprachenzentrum.ovgu.de/ from 05th to 18th August 2024.

For further information (price, time, dates of placement tests etc.), you can take a look at the Flyer!


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2024 DAAD Award for Outstanding Achievements of International Students


2024 DAAD Award for Outstanding Achievements of International Students

The DAAD award honours one foreign student with outstanding academic achievements and exceptional social or intercultural commitment.

The candidate (no guest or exchange students) should usually be on an advanced level of his/her Bachelor's (at least second 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 award cannot be split up among several students. The prize money is 1,000 Euros.

The faculties have the right of nomination. Please nominate a qualified candidate by delivering a meaningful explanatory statement until 12 August 2024.


The nominations have to be submitted to the International Office. Further details will be given by the International Office: Ms. Böhning (Phone 67-58429) or Dr Genetzke (Phone 67-58514). Please check telephone numbers in the LSF as changing are pending.

Take a look at the official flyer here

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Call for Applications for Financial Aids (STIBET Programme)


Call for Applications for Financial Aids (STIBET Programme)

Within the scope of funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AA), the International Office of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg announces

6 financial aids for foreign students and doctoral candidates of the OVGU.


Funding Period: 3 – 5 months

Amount of the Scholarship: 550€ - max. 934€/month




-Acute social crisis, good academic achievements 

-Graduation within the next 12 months (We cannot consider students in their 1st and 2nd semester.)

Deadline: 10 July 2024



- Informal application with detailed description of the social emergency, information about study progress and about previous funding of the study; 

- Curriculum vitae; 

- Students: transcript of records, and if applicable official registration of bachelor’s - or master’s thesis;

- Doctoral students: Statement by the academic supervisor on the doctoral candidate's application and with a prognosis for the doctoral degree; 

- Bank statements of the last 3 months from all accounts, if necessary with affidavit;

- If applicable: Proof of current employment (mini-jobs up to 520€ gross are permitted).


Apply at: Please send your complete application in one pdf to: hiwiakaa.incoming@ovgu.de

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Call for Otto von Guericke Scholarship 2024


Call for Otto von Guericke Scholarship 2024 for Sponsoring an International Student

The state capital Magdeburg and OVGU Magdeburg allocate the Otto von Guericke Scholarship for the 22nd time in 2024.

The study-accompanying scholarship encompasses an endowment of the state capital Magdeburg in the amount of 6,000 Euros.

With this scholarship, an international student (no PhD student) of OVGU shall be sponsored specifically for the academic year 2024/25.

All academics have a right of nomination. International students can also apply by themselves. Nominations and applications can be submitted to the International Office by 12 August 2024.

For further information on applicating check this document.

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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: 13.05., 27.05.,10.06

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Semesterprogramm SoSe24


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


27th: Potluck Brunch

27th: Theatre evening



3rd: Ukrainian Evening

31th: Bike tour 



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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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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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: 07.05.2024 - Contact Person: Webmaster