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Students’ International Mentoring Program & Social Organizational Network

Responsible for FEM networking events and cultural exchange in English, and an exclusive buddy program for all new students of FEM.

Contact: Ian A.

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SIMPSON Homepage

Supports the Dean of FEM in all matters concerning studies and teaching.

Responsible for the coordination of studies and teaching, as well as ensuring the course (module) offerings and the coordination of student advising at FEM. Contact the Dean’s Office of Study affairs, for example, regarding seminar matters and the faculty’s study programs for which German is the language of instruction.

Join the Dean's Office of Study Affairs' info section on E-Learning to receive updates regarding deadlines, seminars, etc. via email. "Summer/Winter Semester Plan" for each semester can be found on the main page of the FWW/FEM section for each semester. Please note that you must enroll yourself manually every semester in order to receive updates and access information.

Registering for various seminars, scientific projects, bachelor's thesis is carried out via E-Learning during certain periods with strict deadlines under the Dean's Office of Study Affairs section.

Dean's Office of Study Affairs Homepage

Responsible for all matters regarding exams, such as the registration, deadlines, and the organization of carrying out all exams. Find the exam schedule, lists of graded exams, various forms such as applying for a study program change or recognition of previous credits, and much more on their website.

Students should contact the examination office, for example, if students are having problems with registering for exams, would like to change study programs, or submit an official objection to the examination board to dispute a grade/exam issue/result.

Head of Examination Office: toni.richter@ovgu.de

Office Contact: pruefungsamt-ww@ovgu.de

Examination Office Homepage

Responsible for the development of the faculty’s study programs, guiding students and answering questions regarding all subject-related matters during your duration of studies.

FEM Study Program Directors

FaraWiwi (Fachschaftsrat für Wirtschaftwissenschaft) consists of students of FEM who organize various student initiatives primarily in German, such as evening events during the orientation week (O-Woche), provides funding for matters which benefit the student body, provides assistance to students, as well as memory protocols of past exams.

Contact FaraWiwi regarding their events, if you are in need of student assistance, would like to rent items, or would like to submit an application to receive funding for your student initiative. Joining FaraWiwi is a great opportunity to improve your German language skills!

FaraWiwi Homepage(German only)

PSB offers guidance and support for students who may be going through hard times, be it personally or academically. Schedule an appointment with PSB to speak with a psychologist, or visit them during their office hours.

PSB Homepage

The student council (Studierendenrat) consists of 15 students who are elected each year by the student body of the entire university. A portion of your semester fee (€11.50 of €129.90) goes directly to the student council who then disperses these funds to the faculty student councils of each faculty, in addition to various student initiatives who may apply directly for funding from the student council.

Contact the student council regarding legal matters pertaining to academics, or to submit an application to fund a student initiative. The student council provides a variety of services and support, also through their ‘departments’ (Referate). They also cover the cost of an initial legal advising consultation with a lawyer for all students.

Interested in joining the student council? Run for election!

Student Council Homepage

Responsible for collective administrative matters, such as enrollment, issuing student ID cards, enrollment documents, confirmation of studies, students’ re-registration each semester, the OVGU family pass, and much more.

 Contact the Campus Service Center for such services. However, always visit www.myovgu.ovgu.debeforehand, as many services are automated and available for you 24/7.

Campus Service Center Homepage

The Student Union (Studentenwerk) provides a wide-range of services for all students enrolled at OVGU. From dormatory housing, to managing the mensa (cafeteria), financing your studies, as well as providing counseling for social and academic matters, and last but not least, hosting various cultural events, the student union has you covered!

Studentenwerk Magdeburg Website

The OVGU language department (Sprachenzentrum) offers several language courses, such as German, English, French, Russian, and many more. 

Find more information on their website, and register for language courses via their own Moodle platform. Observe their unique deadlines and requirements which may vary from FEM procedures.

Language Center Website

Language Center Moodle

The OVGU Sport Center (Sportzentrum) offers a broad variety of sport courses for OVGU students and staff.

Check out the long list of sport course offerings and sign up! The fees are very minimal, perfect for all students!

Keep the registration procedures and deadlines in mind! Places are limited and we encourage students to sign up as soon as possible to secure a spot!

OVGU Sport Center

Responsible for coordinating the core international competencies of OVGU, such as international mobility and the coordination of international relations.

The international office deals with matters such as visa issuance and renewal, organization of study abroad affairs, scholarships for students with exceptional academic and social achievements at OVGU, as well as advising German and International students.

Services

International Office Homepage

Only contact one OVGU office/university staff member at a time. Your question(s) and/or concern(s) will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel if you have not reached the befitting contact person. Enrolled students may only contact OVGU staff via their student email account, and always include your student ID number, semester you are in, and the name of your study program.

Please note that each faculty has it's own offices, such as Examination Office, Dean's Offices, etc.

The elections for the student bodies take place at OVGU every year in the summer semester. During specified times, designated by the election office, you elect your representatives for the OVGU student council, your faculty student council, your faculty council and the OVGU senate. This is your opportunity to have a say in who represents your interests towards the university, the faculty or even the environment of the university. Of course, you can also get involved there yourself and contribute your opinion to the respective committees by running for election!

The Faculty Council is the most important body for the faculty. It is comprised of professors, scientific staff, equal opportunity representatives, two students and various advisory members. The Senate is the highest decision-making institution at the university. It decides on all matters of the university for which no other authority is designated. Four student representatives and one advisory member can be delegated to the Senate. In addition, there are various senate commissions to which student representatives are elected.

Get involved and make a difference!

OVGU has an open ear for you.

Review the list of FEM and OVGU contacts here on the tab pages and get in touch if you need assistance.

German universities, including OVGU and its faculties, administer and adhere to strict deadlines. There are deadlines to register for various types of seminars, scientific projects, exams, recognition of previous earned credits, re-registration for each semester, and more. There are no exceptions if deadlines are not met.

Students are expected to work independently and find the information they need on their own, using the resources provided on the OVGU websites and various platforms in order to find them.

Students should read their study and exam program regulations (also known as SPO, English courtesy translations can be found on our website in the Students' Documents section) in order to find out how their study program is run, and which formalities and procedures students must observe and adhere to in order to successfully complete their studies.

In order to receive housing on campus, students are required to fill out an application and submit it to the Student Union (Studentenwerk) six weeks in advance, even if you do not yet have an admission confirmation. Students do not automatically receive housing upon matriculation.

Students who arrive without securing housing beforehand will have to get a hotel or hostel and can expect to pay several hundred euros.

Student Union Dormitory Information

The Office of International Affairs was founded in 1997 and is in charge of the International Study Programs (ISP) of the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM).  Contact: Coordinator

ISP encompasses all of the faculty’s degree programs for which the language of instruction is English exclusively. These include the bachelor program IBE, and the master programs EPAFINECORBA, and IMME

The Office of International Affairs, overseen by Grit Voigt (she/ her) and its supplementary FEM-exclusive SIMPSON program, facilitate both German and International students belonging to ISP, regarding academic, counseling and social matters, as well as answering questions and assisting prospective students.

Contact us first, and we will forward your email to the appropriate contact if we are not able to assist you. However, always review OVGU webpages prior to contacting, as information provided online generally answers most questions. We serve you too via Instagram: ispofficeovgu

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