Otto von Guericke Scholarship for international students

Once a year, the state capital of Magdeburg awards the Otto von Guericke Scholarship to one student each from Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. The scholarship, which is endowed with 6,000 euros, is awarded to international students who are characterised by very good academic performance and social commitment alongside their studies. The scholarship is intended to specifically support students, recognise their achievements and make it easier for them to study in Magdeburg. The scholarship holders are symbolic links between the city of Magdeburg and its two universities.

Apply now for the Otto-von-Guericke Scholarship 2024!

International students can apply for the Otto von Guericke Scholarship until July 26, 2024. The study-accompanying scholarship is endowed with 6000,- Euro and is paid out in monthly installments of 500,- Euro.


Please submit the following documents by e-mail to

  • current transcript of grades
  • curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application with details of
  • - Your choice of study program and previous course of study
  • - Your social commitment (e.g. involvement in student self-administration, supervision of sports groups self-administration, support of sports groups, youth work, representation of the interests of foreign students, etc.
  • Proof of your social commitment (e.g. certificate) The application also includes an assessment of your performance by a lecturer at the university.

The name of the assessor must be communicated to the International Office in good time before the application deadline. The assessor must also submit the assessment directly to the International Office at by 26.07.2024.


  • International students of the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
  • Very good to good academic performance
  • Social commitment in addition to your studies The scholarship holder must be a student at the university at the time of the award and for the entire period of payment (from October 2024 to October 2025), as this is a study-related scholarship.
  • The scholarship holder can also be sponsored by another German organization, a foundation or a company. However, one aim of the prize is also to reward students who successfully complete their studies on their own and do not receive any other support.


Julia Krumm

Tel.: +49 (0) 391 886 41 19

Visitors' address: Building 4, Room 1.02.2

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