Studying as a WORLDWIDE Exchange Student

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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) has partner universities all over the world. You can come to Magdeburg for a study visit for one or two semesters via the partnership programmes. Please note that all students striving for an exchange semester at OVGU must apply through their home university. Furthermore, we do not accept any student without an official nomination of their domestic supervisor. Please contact the international relations office of your university for more information. Once you have been nominated by your domestic supervisor we will get in touch with you to provide detailed information about the online application procedure. Please meet the deadline for the registration; otherwise you cannot be enrolled to study at OVGU!

Application for Exchange Students from Partner Universities (excluding ERASMUS)

Applications to study individual degree programme modules as an exchange student must include the following documents from the Incoming Portal:

Incoming Portal

  • Please complete the form carefully. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require your special attention. Carefully check that the information provided in the online form is correct. Save the form and submit it online.
  • The following documents must be uploaded: transcript of records, photograph, evidence of linguistic competence and a copy of your passport

The confirmation of acceptance at OVGU will be send to you to the following dates:

  • for winter semester: until the end of July
  • for summer semester: until the end of January

You should print it out and keep it, as you will need it for your enrollment and possibly your visa. Be aware that OVGU welcomes hundreds of students each semester, so it might take some time for this document to reach you.

Deadlines for application

  • Winter Semester (October - March) : July 15
  • Summer Semester (April - September): January 15

Problems? Questions?

For all problems and questions concerning the online application system or the general application process, please contact the Incoming Team:


The student dormitories are provided by Student Union (Studentenwerk). For exchange students: To sign up for a spot in a dorm just tick the right box during your online application. You will subsequently get an e-mail telling you about your application from our central office. They will ask you to pay a deposit and the first rent via bank transfer. The account details will be given to you in that e-mail. Without this deposit and first rent, your dorm spot cannot be reserved! Note that while we try to ensure a dorm spot for every applicant, capacities are limited. This means we cannot entirely guarantee a room in a dorm for you.

Last Modification: 25.10.2018 - Contact Person:

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