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.


On 6 June 2020, three of the most important and largest events should take place at the University of Magdeburg: The Alumni Day, the Long Night of Science and the study information day. Due to the current situation, these unfortunately have to be cancelled or redesigned. In a circular mail the Rector, Prof. Strackeljan, informed about the further procedure and new dates.



In the week before the start of studies, the university traditionally holds the introductory days to make it easier to get started. Due to the current corona pandemic, all classroom teaching will be suspended until at least April 20, 2020. For this purpose, all faculties will provide helpful information on the course of study online.



The corona pandemic raises many questions among students about the summer semester. The Rector, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Strackeljan and the Prorector for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Franziska Scheffler, have informed about the current status and answered questions in a live chat.


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:
07.04.2020 / 4 pm


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:
18.03.2020 / 04:15 pm

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:
27.03.2020 / 01:00 pm

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:
27.03.2020 / 9:00 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 your ideas and actions yourself!

Last modification:
02.04.2020 / 13:00 pm

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