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Educational organisationWe start the programme with some fundamental lectures on topics such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, chemistry, mechanical, thermal and chemical process engineering. This will help students from different countries and various academic backgrounds to reach the same scientific level. Afterwards, we continue with lectures on the application of chemical engineering. At this point, the students can arrange their own modules with lectures and tutorials within the offered courses depending on individual interest. The fourth and final semester is reserved for the Master's thesis as the culmination of the programme.
Forms of assessmentWritten and oral examinations (4.5-6 credit points)
Laboratory work (9 credit points)
Master's thesis with colloquium (30 credit points)
Course objectivesThe main objective of the course is to acquire thorough technical knowledge and the ability to work independently according to scientific methods, to cope with the various tasks in the fields of activity related to application, research or teaching activities independently and the ever changing challenges which may appear in subsequent professional life.
Language requirementsApplicants must provide proof of their English skills:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (Internet-based)
IELTS-minimum score: 6.0
Academic requirementsBachelor's degree in chemical or process engineering or another closely related field
Enrolment feesCurrently 94.50 EUR per semester
The semester fee covers services offered by the "Studentenwerk" (Student Union) and the student representatives. Enrolled students receive a semester ticket for free use of public transport, student discounts in the campus cafeteria, etc.
Costs of livingA minimum of 700 EUR per month must be budgeted for accommodation, costs of living, health insurance, books, and miscellaneous expenses.
Job opportunitiesPart-time research/student assistant (maximum: 80 hours per month)
Funding opportunities within the universityScholarships cannot be provided for new students. The university provides a limited number of excellence scholarships. Eligible candidates are students in advanced semesters who clearly show above-average results.
Arrival supportBefore arrival, a welcome package with relevant information will be sent to prospective students. There is a pick-up service if desired. Please inform the student group IKUS (http://www.ikus.ovgu.de) of your arrival in advance. IKUS will meet you at the station in Magdeburg.
Furthermore, there is a "Welcome & Orientation Week" at the beginning of the semester.
Services and support for international studentsThe International Office and the programme coordinators assist students in any way possible. To integrate new students into the university and into the student community, both the university and the faculty offer a "Welcome & Orientation Week" right before studies start in October. The university offers German language courses and lots of social and cultural events organised by the IKUS or by other student initiatives at the faculty or on campus.
AccommodationThe "Studentenwerk" (Student Union) Magdeburg manages the on-campus halls of residence (mostly one- to four-room apartments). Currently, the monthly rent ranges from 220-350 EUR per room (approx. 12-35 square meters), depending on size and furnishing. Rooms in the halls of residence are limited in number. The accommodation request can be found here: http://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/en/accommodation/accommodation-request/.
The Student Union assists all new students in finding adequate accommodation, either on or off campus. Private accommodation is available on the Magdeburg accommodation market. However, fully furnished units are in relatively short supply.