Applying Directly to OVGU

Which applications must be submitted directly to the university?


Direct application to OVGU applies for international students who:


  1. at one time have already been enrolled at OVGU

  2. earned their Bachelor's degree in Germany and are interested in a Master’s programme. Please use the myOVGU portal

    • Exception: Applications for Integrative Neuroscience and Performance Analysis of Sport must be conducted through uni-assist in any case.

  3. are interested in the following programmes:

  4. are scholarship applicants for the Master's programme "Peace and Conflict Studies" or CONACyT applicants from Mexico.


Please use the Application for Admission to Studies form and submit the documents listed below by post.


How do I apply directly to OVGU?


Applicants from categories 1 and 2 apply via myOVGU:


  • Registration: First register on the myOVGU application portal or log in with your existing university account.

  • Application: Then apply for your desired degree programme. If you are asked to do so, please upload all the documents required for your application during the online application process. They are being processed directly. It is only necessary to send documents by post once you have been admitted. The online application is complete when it has the status "received".

  • Processing: After completing the online application, your documents are reviewed by our staff. Once the examination is finished, you receive an offer of admission or a rejection via myOVGU. Therefore, please check your e-mail inbox for incoming status changes or regularly log in to the portal.

  • Enrolment: If you received an admission, your first step is to enrol online via myOVGU. Please note the deadlines (for acceptance of the study place) in your letter of admission. As soon as you complete the online enrolment, please print out the "Application for enrolment", sign it and send it by post with the documents listed therein.


Once the semester fee has been received and your insurance status has been checked, your enrolment will be processed by our staff. You will then receive your enrolment documents for the start of your studies.

ATTENTION: Foreign citizens with a Studienkolleg degree are not Bildungsinländer and therefore apply for a place on a Bachelor's degree programme via uni-assist.

External applicants who have already obtained a Master's degree in Germany and wish to apply for a second Master's programme at OVGU must apply again via uni-assist. Please note that enrolment in a second degree programme incurs fees of €500 per semester.

Which documents are needed?


  • Printed and personally signed application form;

  • Simple copy of passport with personal data and photo, residence permit if applicable;

  • original-language copy and sworn translation of the secondary school leaving certificate (into German or English) with grades and subject overview

  • original-language copy and sworn translation of proof of the university entrance examination taken in the home country, if one was taken;

  • original language copies and sworn translations of subject and grade overviews, diplomas, university degrees (Bachelor's, Master's) and certificates for years of study already completed at other universities (German or English); Note: Degree certificates must be available for enrolment at the latest.

  • Proof of language proficiency in German or English, depending on the degree programme:

  • German: Certificates of completed German examinations (please check the prerequisites)

  • English: TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent language certificates (please check this in the brief description of your degree programme)

  • officially certified copy of the certificate of the assessment test (if taken);

  • special certificates, if required for your desired degree programme - please also compare the short description of your degree programme (e.g. letter of motivation, proof of internship, proof of aptitude tests)

  • Applicants from India, the People's Republic of China and Vietnam must enclose the digital original of the certificate from the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the German Embassy in New Delhi, Beijing or Hanoi.


Documents that must be in notarised form will not be accepted via email. In all cases, applicants must send the printed and signed application form with their complete documents to the following postal address:

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Dezernat Studienangelegenheiten

Frau Ulrike Schmidt

Postfach 4120

39016 Magdeburg

When must my direct application reach the university?

Please refer to the short description of the degree programme for the exact deadlines. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible:

  • For the winter semester (WS): from mid-May to 15 July
  • For the summer semester (SS): from mid-December to 15 January

The university tries to complete the processing of your application within 3 weeks. Applications for NC and master’s degrees usually take longer than that.

Last Modification: 08.05.2024 - Contact Person: Webmaster