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Otto-von-Guericke Stipendium 2020


The state capital Magdeburg and OVGU Magdeburg allocate the Otto von Guericke Scholarship for the 18th time in 2020.

The study-accompanying scholarship encompasses an edowment of the state capital Magdeburg in the amount of 6,000 Euros. With this scholarship, an international student (no PhD student) of OVGU shall be sponsored specifically for the academic year 2020/21.

Nominations and applications can be submitted to the International Office by 6 August 2020, with the following documents:

  • Justification of application (outstanding academic achievements by the candidate, special activities and social commitment which justifie the allocation of the scholarship)
  • Details about the candidate (field of study, major, academic year)
  • Overview of academic achievements at the OVGU (certified by the Examination Office)
  • CV in tabular form
  • Proof of volunteer work
  • In case of an application by oneself: letter of recommendation by a professor or lecturer.

Apply to:

  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
    Akademisches Auslandsamt/International Office
    Frau Eva Böhning
    PF 4120, 39016 Magdeburg
  • or: Mailbox next to the intermediate door in building 18
  • or: Red mailbox next to building 09 (next to the information and security service

A summary PDF with further information can be found here.


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DAAD Award 2020


With the DAAD award, one foreign student with outstanding academic achievements and exceptional social or intercultural commitment shall be honored.

The candidate (no guest or exchange students) should usually be on an advanced level of his/her Bachelor's (at least second or third year) or Master's (at least second semester) degree. Postgraduates and PhD students can also be nominated.

The DAAD award is not a research award and not aimed at the appreciation of a PhD project.

It shall be mainly allocated to students or graduates who master their studies by their own strength.

The award cannot be allocated among several students. The prize money is 1,000 Euros.

The faculties have the right of nomination. Nomination of a qualified candidate and delivery of a meaningful explanatory statement are requested by 6 August 2020.

The nominations have to be submitted to the International Office.

A summary PDF with further information can be found here.

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Otto-von-Guericke Teaching Award


„Digital Companion“ 2020 wanted

In times of crisis, universities face unusual challenges. For this summer semester 2020, the following applies: Special situations require special approaches in order to maintain research, teaching and learning operations - while necessarily reducing attendance times.

Which of the OVGU lecturers made your personal learning possible in this extraordinary semester under corona conditions?

Who deserves the teaching award as "digital companion" in the summer semester 2020?

In the period from 21.07. - 16.08.2020, you can therefore vote for your favourite person among all full-time professors, substitute professors, research assistants and teachers for special tasks from the OVGU study programmes. Take part (deadline for submission: 16.08.2020)!

More information about the Otto-von-Guericke University Teaching Award can be found here.


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