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:

Excursion to Erfurt

25.06.2022 -

Erfurt is a medieval city in the center of Germany. It provides a huge variety of culture and has an impact on german cultural heritage. Our trip will take place on 25th June 2022 from around 8am until 8pm. We will get a tour around the historic city center and have some time to explore the city on our own.

There is a 1€ fee you have to pay for the excursion itself and a 5€ deposit, you will get back after participating in the event. For transportation in the train you only need your student ID.

That sounds good to you and you’d like to join? Just register via our “Welcome to OVGU” app or send an email including your full name, matriculation number, address and home country to ikus@ovgu.de. The number of participants is limited to 45 and the registration is conditional. The registration is only fully completed when you’ve paid the fee and deposit at the IKT – the appointments to do so will be announced to you via email.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Call for Otto von Guericke Scholarship 2022 for Sponsoring an International Student

14.06.2022 -

The state capital Magdeburg and OVGU Magdeburg award the Otto von Guericke Scholarship for the 20th time in 2022.
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 2022/23.

Nominations and applications can be submitted to the International Office by 18 July 2022.

More information about the application procedure can be found here.

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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