After you decided to start your PhD in Germany, you have to negotiate several bureaucratic hurdles. Do not be worried, your colleagues and we are happy to help you throughout your residence in Magdeburg.

The following information will help you to prepare your departure to Magdeburg and will give you an idea which formalities you have to deal with briefly after your arrival.
Checkout the network for International PhD Students at OVGU, which offers also a lot of information and help on their website as well as in this booklet.

First steps to start your PhD:

Check of international degrees for German equivalency

The University’s office for doctorate studies and long-term study fees, K31 will check whether your international graduation is sufficient to start the PhD at the OVGU.

Before you can admit at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, you have to send the following documents to K31:

Admit at the Faculty of Natural Sciences as PhD student

Note: For registration at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, you have to select a research area (areas of expertise) for your PhD. According to that decision, a commission will decide about your admission (with or without additional requirements). If you have to attend additional courses please contact Nicole Zenker from the Master Integrative Neurosciences.

In case of questions, you can contact Ms. Daniela Vogt:
Building 20 | Room 301
Telefon +49 391 67 58670
Telefax +49 391 67 41217

Matriculation at OVGU

If you submit your matriculation form (En/Ger) to the deans office, you will be matriculated automatically – you will be informed about that via personal letter. Here, they will also ask for notarized copies of your certificates.

If you have any doubts, please contact our coordinator Anika.