Enrolment generally begins for the winter semester in mid-September and for the summer semester in mid-March. You will be notified of the precise dates and place of enrolment with the information on registration, together with your letter of admission. Once you have enrolled you will become a student of Otto von Guericke University. You will then receive your student ID card (UniCard) and important information on your course.

The UniCard

After enrolling, you will receive your student ID card, which you must validate, or activate, and with which you can travel free of charge on the trams and buses in Magdeburg. This is what your student ID card looks like:


 UniCard Muster

More Information on the UniCard and on validating it.

If your UniCard is lost or damaged, please notify the Campus Service Center (CSC), Building 01, Universitätsplatz Campus immediately.

Semester Fee

Cash payment

Cash Office: Building 06, Room 022 | Phone: +49 (0)391 675 2115
Opening hours:  Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Enrolment for students who are working towards an academic degree

Enrolment for international students working towards an academic degree takes place in the Student Secretariat in the Department of Academic Affairs, Building 06.

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 am12 noon

Opening hours during enrolment
Monday to Thursday   10.00 am 12.00 noon and 1 pm 2.30 pm

Enrolment for courses taught in German and German language courses

Ms Wenke Lapp, Building 06, Room 08
Phone +49 (0)391 67 - 52282
Fax +49 (0)391 67 - 41227
Email: wenke.lapp@ovgu.de

Enrolment for courses taught in English

Ms Alexandra Horn, Building 06, Room 020b
Phone +49 (0)391 67 - 57259
Fax +49 (0)391 67 - 41227
Email: alexandra.horn@ovgu.de

The following documents must be presented when you enrol:

  • letter of admission
  • proof of identification (passport with a valid visa)
  • confirmation of health insurance
  • proof of address (rental contract / registration confirmation)
  • proof (receipt) of payment of the semester fee
  • a passport photo
  • certificate of cancellation of enrolment from any university previously attended in Germany
  • clearance certificate (a declaration that no examination has already been irrevocably failed on the desired course of studies. Only for applicants who have already studied at a German university.)

Enrolment for students of medicine

Enrolment onto the medical degree course takes place in the Dean’s office in the Faculty of Medicine.

Enrolment for 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.

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 12 noon
Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm to 4 pm

Ms Anne-Katrin Behnert, Building 18, Room 149
Phone +49 (0)391 675 2634
Fax +49 (0)391 674 1132
Email: anne-katrin.behnert@ovgu.de

The following documents must be presented when you enrol:

Enrolment of doctoral students

The staff in the Department of Academic Affairs are responsible for enrolment on doctoral degree courses. The Graduate School is the central service facility for all doctoral students at Otto von Guericke University and their supervisors. The MIPS initiative was set up by postgrads for postgrads and offers support and advice before and during your PhD studies.

Last Modification: 10.09.2019 - Contact Person:

Sie können eine Nachricht versenden an: M.A. Anne-Katrin Behnert