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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

3.8 out of 5 (15 ratings / 14 reviews) Magdeburg, Germany
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has a distinctive profile. It aims to create a lean and sharply-defined structure with its main focus of expertise in the traditional areas of engineering, the natural sciences and medicine. It also views economics and management and the social sciences and humanities as essential disciplines for a modern university in the information age.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)




  • Founding of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.
  • Amalgamates Magdeburg's Technical University,
  • Teacher Training College and Academy of Medicine.
  • For the first time OVGU establishes two collaborative research centres - one in medicine and one in mechanical engineering.
  • The Otto von Guericke Lectures - a series of lectures with internationally renowned


Otto von Guericke University is a university traditionally focussing on technical and natural sciences as well as on human medicine and considering management and economics, social sciences and humanities indispensable disciplines of a modern institution of higher education.


Research – We pride ourselves on the high quality of our research and its level of scientific and social relevance. We consider the ethical implications of our research methods and their possible social and environmental consequences and give these a high priority.

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Student services

Within the International Office Eva Böhning provides advice to foreign students at OVGU about:

  • Study opportunities, study requirements and applications
  • The recognition of foreign secondary and higher education qualifications
  • Questions regarding studies and legal and social matters

Housing services

There are other opportunities to obtain rooms in the student halls of residence. Once a year, usually around 15 September, the student union allocates rooms that have not already been allocated for a variety of reasons. 

Library services

Since 1 March 2016, a thoroughly revised version of the UBfind interface is on hand: UBfind now is faster, clearer and compatible with any size of screen. 

Student Life

Campus life

The compact Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg campus stretches from the lively centre of the city to the idyllic broad meadows on the banks of the river Elbe. In the immediate vicinity is the Nordpark, an inviting place for a barbecue, reading a book, playing frisbee or going for a jog.

The Faculty of Medicine campus can be reached in less than 20 minutes. It's no problem to surf the net, do research or check your emails from the lawn or cafeteria either! Wireless internet throughout the campus makes it possible. The Campus Service Center is the point of contact for all enquiries regarding your studies.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have found my study program (Process safety and environmental engineering) at OvGU magdeburg on, I applied through a protal named UniAssist, I had to do the IELTS and score of 6, I sent UniAssist my degree, transcripts, letters of recomendation, letter of motivation, CV and filled applications for two university. Few weeks later I got an email from Uniassist...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It’s great and good university to study and gain more knowledge and better experience. Grateful to the university professors

4 Month in Spain
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Information: I am in Germany at the University of Applied Siences Magdeburg-Stendal and was in Spain at the University of A Coruna in A Coruna. Unfortunately, I could not select either of the two universities in the survey. The hospitality and commitment of the teaching staff was exceptionally good. The quality of teaching, on the other hand, could be improved.

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