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 from 23 September to 10 October 2019:  Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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 a.m. to 12 noon

Opening hours during enrolment period
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Enrolment for courses taught in German, DSH graduates and Business School participants

Ms Wenke Lapp, Building 06, Room 08
Phone +49 (0)391 67 - 52282
Fax +49 (0)391 67 - 41227

Enrolment for courses taught in English

Ms Ulrike Schmidt, Building 06, Room 020b
Phone +49 (0)391 67 - 57011
Fax +49 (0)391 67 - 41227

In order to get enrolled, you have to prepare and present the following documents:

  • Copy of your letter of admission
  • proof of identity (passport with a valid student visa): Please note that no enrolment can take place if your visa ends before the beginning of the semester (1 October)!
  • confirmation of health insurance: "Dreifachbescheinigung" of public insurance OR private insurance valid at least one semester (and certificate of exemption from compulsory statutory health insurance). No travel insurance!
  • proof of accommodation in Germany (rental contract OR city registration paper OR written confirmation of address by a host)
  • a passport-size photograph
  • certificate of de-registration of a German higher education institution previously attended (only for applicants who attended a German higher education institution before enrolling at OVGU)
  • statement that no examination in the desired field of study has been irrevocably failed ("Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung") (only for applicants who attended a German higher education institution before).

After your enrolment, you have to make the payment of semester fees of 129,90€. You will get further information about it during the enrolment process.

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 a.m. to 12 noon
Tuesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ms Anne-Katrin Behnert, Building 18, Room 149
Phone +49 (0)391 675 2634
Fax +49 (0)391 674 1132

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.

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