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:

International Welcome Weeks of the Summer Semester 2024

16.02.2024 -

Here you can find the current program of the International Welcome Weeks.

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DaF-Intensivkurs A1.1 und A2.1

16.02.2024 -

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

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

From 04.-22.3. 2024 the SPRZ (language centre of the OvGU) is hosting intensive courses for German level A1.1 and A2.1 .

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 online language assessment test ( application from 19.02.-26.02.2024) here under https://sprachenzentrum.ovgu.de/ 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 online language assessment test ( application from 19.02.-26.02.2024) here under https://sprachenzentrum.ovgu.de/ and sign up via LSF as well .

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


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Call for Applications for Financial Aids (STIBET Programme)

14.02.2024 -

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.

The application period ends on 04 March 2024.

More information you can find here

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DUO Language Course Offer


"Welcome to Studying in Germany" - a language course offer for international students by DUO 

Dear international students,

We would like to introduce you to the new language course offered by Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO) for international students:

The language course "Welcome to Studying in Germany" has been specially developed for international students. It offers participants the opportunity to optimally prepare for the start of their studies and provides comprehensive factual and procedural knowledge about studying, language and culture in Germany in 8 chapters.

We cordially invite international students who will be studying at this university in the summer semester 2024 to participate in the six-week course starting on 19 February 2024.


Key features of the "Welcome to Studying in Germany" course:

Course start: The next course starts on 19 February 2024 and runs for a period of six weeks. Registration deadline is 07 February.


Interactive learning in groups: Participants will learn in small groups with other international students. This encourages exchange and enables new contacts to be made before the start of the programme.


Personalised support: Students are accompanied by a dedicated tutor who supports the learning process, answers questions and moderates group discussions.


Comprehensive knowledge: The course covers all the important information that international students need for a successful start in Germany. Topics such as semester planning, learning organisation, cultural and linguistic particularities and much more are covered in detail.


Flexibility: The course is online-based so that participants can access it conveniently from any location. This enables optimal customisation to individual schedules.


Cost per participant: EUR 75.00


Further information and registration

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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: 5.02.2024

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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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Weekly office hours

11.09.2023 -

During the semester our office hours will every week on Monday from 3-4pm 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: 11.10.2023 - Contact Person: Webmaster