Information about the corona virus and the behavior of the university

In view of the proliferation of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), we request that all OVGU employees to pay special attention, to observe the hygiene regulations and to act responsibly towards each other. On this page we have compiled important information for you and ask you to observe the service instructions and to inform yourself here regularly about changes.


Hotline for suspected cases

For suspected cases, University Medicine has set up a hotline in German and English: +49 (0)391 67 1 7799. This is not a general advice hotline.


Within only three weeks the donation goal of the emergency relief fund "GUERICKE hilft!" was already reached thanks to the 420 donors. "Whether it was small sums or large sums: Every euro received has contributed to the fact that we are now able to support 111 students in need from all countries of the world with a one-time amount of 450 euros", Rector Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Strackeljan thanks all those who have contributed.



As of May 4, 2020, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg will again open the Campus Service Center and University Library to its students. In compliance with the Containment Ordinance of the State of Saxony-Anhalt as well as the hygiene measures issued by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the face-to-face service cannot offered completely.



In addition to standard online teaching, it will also be permitted to hold a certain number of face-to-face events at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg as of the 4th of May 2020, provided that the relevant hygiene regulations are complied with.  In compliance with specific hygiene requirements, these prerequisites will be set out in decrees by the relevant ministry as well as in internal university regulations for laboratory training, practical sports classes, colloquia, examinations, etc.  A supplementary instruction for the implementation of events requiring student attendance will be available by the 30th of April 2020. 


Here you will find important labor law information and instructions on how to behave if you yourself are ill or have had contact with a sick person or are entering a risk area.

last modification:
06.08.2020 / 11:45 am


Here you will find instructions on how to behave if you yourself are ill or have had contact with a sick person or have entered a risk area, as well as important information about the course of the semester.

Last modification:
17.08.2020 / 8:30 am

International students can find support and help. You will also find contact addresses of the responsible departments at the university. In addition, you will find an FAQ section. Questions about teaching are answered here.

Last modification:
01.10.2020 / 9:30 am

Here you will find important information and instructions on how to deal with events (except for courses) at the University of Magdeburg and how to deal with participants from risk areas.

Last modification:
08.05.2020 / 10:45 am


Students and employees of the university offer help in times of crisis and also help. Some offers from members of the OVGU have already been started. Support them or tell us about your ideas and actions!

Last modification:
06.05.2020 / 4:30 pm

Last Modification: 01.10.2020 - Contact Person: Katharina Vorwerk