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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) — public non-profit institution. It is located in Magdeburg, Germany. OvGU is working closely with European University Association (EUA), Hochschulrektotrenkonferenz (HRK).
OvGU offers bachelor and master programs in different fields of study.
At OvGU, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Studying at public institutions in Germany is free, regardless of the chosen program. Students pay only a semester fee. At OvGU, it is about 1,000 USD per year. With the help of financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.
It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.
You cannot enter a German university after the 11th grade, because schooling there lasts longer than 11 years. First, you need to eliminate the academic difference. To do this, foreign students go through a preparatory year in special educational institutions — Studienkollegs. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum TOEFL score is 90. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.5.
Master's degree at OvGU
In order to enroll at OvGU for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 78. IELTS — 6 or higher.
The campus of OvGU is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Not only locals study at OvGU, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.
It is possible to stay in Germany for an additional 18 months after graduation. To do this, you need to apply for a graduate visa, which allows you to work without providing an offer from an employer. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.