The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Student Relief Fund

Life as we knew it has been fundamentally changed by the coronavirus crisis. As a result of the measures put in place to combat the virus, many students have also lost their part-time jobs, which they need to cover their living expenses and to fund their studies. Now, through no fault of their own, they are finding themselves in financial and existential difficulties. 

OVGU and the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg e.V. have jointly set up a student relief fund to help the affected students as quickly and unbureaucratically as possible. All donations whatever the amount, will benefit students in need. Students will be able to apply for a one-off subsistence grant of 450 euro as of the 4th of May 2020

We welcome any amount of support for our project and would like to encourage employees, friends and sponsors of OVGU to support our cause and to make a donation for students in need.

Help us to help! Your donations will benefit students who are in need due to the current situation and are no longer able to finance part of their living expenses.


Students who find themselves in a financial and existential emergency - for example, because they have lost their part-time job - can apply for the emergency aid fund and receive a one-time payment of 450 euros.

With the Student Relief Fund "GUERICKE helps!" of the University of Magdeburg and the Society of Friends and Sponsors the financial worries of students should be intercepted.

This society supports the development of the University in research, teaching, the promotion of young researchers and international relations both in idealistic and financial terms. The society includes students, teachers, alumni, commercial enterprises and private individuals from all areas of society among its members.

Last Modification: 09.07.2020 - Contact Person: Stefanie Thärig