Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

country rank  48
world rank  904

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University Overview

Established in 1993, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Magdeburg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Saxony-Anhalt. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kultusministerium des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt (Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt), Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OvGU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OvGU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 25 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
Acronym OvGU
Founded 1993
Motto Jetzt aber OvGU!
Now it`s time for OvGU!
Colours Claret

University Location

Address Universitatsplatz 2
Magdeburg (population range: 50,000-249,999)
39106 Saxony-Anhalt
T +49 (391) 67 01
F +49 (391) 67 11132

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Universitatzplatz 2, Geb. 06
Magdeburg 39106
+49 (391) 67 18 747

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Kultusministerium des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019