Step 6: Enrollment at the University of Magdeburg

For the enrollment please consult Ms. Lapp or Ms. Horn at building 6, room 08 or room 20B

Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 10 am - 12 noon

You can find more information regarding the enrollment procedure here. Information on postal enrollment is available here (German only).


After the enrollment you get your student ID, which allows you to use the trams and busses within Magdeburg free of charge. Additionally, your Unicard serves as your Library ID as well as a pay card. This feature can be used in the university canteen and for copying/printing at the university’s computing center.

The ID card needs to be validated at one of the many validation-machines on campus. The data of the current semester is hereby printed onto the card. Find more information here (in German only).

This is how your Student ID card looks like:


Enrolment for international students working towards an academic degree

Enrolment for international students working towards an academic degree takes place via email.
In order to be enrolled, you have to prepare and present the following documents:
  • application for enrolment
  • proof of identity (passport): Please note that you will need a valid visa during your stay in Germany. You can find more information at Federal Foreign Office!
  • proof of health insurance: Explanations on how to apply for health insurance can be found here; sender number of OVGU (“Absendernummer”): H 000 1216
  • proof of correspondence address in Germany (city registration or rental contract, in exceptional cases: c/o-address)
  • one passport-size photograph (jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pjpeg, x-png/ max. 1MB)
  • only for applicants who attended a German higher institution before: certificate of de-registration of a German higher education institution previously attended - statement that no examination in your previous studies has been irrevocably failed (“Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung”)
What happens next?
Once your documents have been fully submitted, you will receive an email with the payment request for the semester fee of 129,90€. This email will be sent to the email address you provided when applying and will contain important information about the start of your studies (matriculation number, registration data for student account). This process can take up to 10 working days. In order to ensure that your application for enrolment is processed quickly, we urge you to refrain from making enquiries by e-mail or telephone. Both the large number of incoming applications and data protection preclude further information.

Enrolment for international exchange programme students

Enrolment for international exchange programme students (e.g. ERASMUS+, students from partner universities etc.) takes place in the International Office, Building 18. You can enrol online or in person.


Opening hours     Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.


Ms Anne-Katrin Güldenpfennig, Building 18, Room 149
Phone +49 (0)391 675 2634


The following documents must be presented when you enrol:


  • letter of admission
  • proof of identification (ID card or passport with a valid visa)
  • proof of health insurance: Explanations on how to apply for health insurance can be found here (sender number of OVGU (“Absendernummer”): H 000 1216).
  • passport photo

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