The OVGU will be using the OVGU-Pass to attend classroom lectures from the winter semester 2021/22. This confirms that you have presented the university with proof of 3G (vaccination, testing, recovery). OVGU members can have the passport issued at central Registration station on campus. The passport will be available on the website pass.ovgu.de, but can also be presented in printed form.
Below you will find more questions and answers about the OVGU-Pass
Why do I need an OVGU-Pass r proof of 3G to attend classroom lectures?
The OVGU-Pass is intended to make classroom teaching at Magdeburg University as safe as possible. The 3G principle (vaccinated, tested, recovered) is a prerequisite for teaching and valid proof must be provided by both lecturers and students. With the OVGU passport, the 3G principle can be standardised and optimises the implementation of study organisation.
Who needs an OVGU-Pass (or proof of 3G)?
All OVGU members who participate in a face-to-face course at the university. In addition to students and teaching staff, this also includes guest lecturers.
Where can I get an OVGU-Pass?
They can enquire in their faculties whether and where registration is also possible.
You can obtain the OVGU-Pass at the following locations:
- Building 5 - Room 122
- Opening Hours: Monday - Friday / 7.00 - 13.00
Registration station Campus Zschokkestraße
- Building 44 - Lecture hall 6 (Entrance Area)
- Opening Hours: Monday - Friday / 9.00 - 14.00
Registration station University Computing Centre
- Building 26.1 - Window in front of bicycle station (pay attention to signage)
- Opening Hours: Monday - Friday / 8.00 - 13.00
Registration station Mensa Square
- Opening Hours:: Monday - Friday / 13.00 - 17.00
Registration station Faculty of Computer Science
- Building 29 - Room 412
- Opening Hours: Monday - Friday / 08.00 - 18.00
Do I need an appointment?
No, you do not need an appointment to have your OVGU-Pass issued. However, if you would like to take a test at the test centre, you will need to make an appointment. You can find information about this here.
In what form is the OVGU-Pass issued?
The OVGU-Pass is available in digital form at pass.ovgu.de and/or can be issued in paper form. You can obtain a paper copy at our Registration station if you wish. You can also print out your OVGU-Pass at home or in the office.
What do I need to bring with me to apply?
OVGU members need the following for issuance:
- Student ID or service card
- 3G proof (vaccination certificate (also in app), test result (valid for 48 hours, PCR-Test 72 hours) or proof of convalescence)
- First-semester students who do not yet have a student card must prove their affiliation with their matriculation certificate.
I have a vaccination certificate that is not recognised in the EU. Will I still receive the OVGU-Pass?
Yes, at OVGU we recognise the certificate. The prerequisite for this is that you have official proof in English (e.g. yellow WHO passport). If this is not possible, please contact the International Office.
What data is stored?
After the presentation of a proof (e.g. vaccination certificate), the validity or compliance with the 3G regulation is stored in a database. The process serves to standardise the control for gaining access to events at the OVGU. The following personal data is stored: Matriculation or employee number, URZ user name, date of issue or change, name of issuer (also change), expiry date, verification code. The exact 3G status (vaccinated, recovered or tested) is not stored.
Does the OVGU-Pass show whether I have been vaccinated, tested or have recovered?
No, the OVGU-Pass does not receive any visible information on the type of 3G proof of OVGU members.
Can I get tested on campus?
Yes, our test centre in building 5 is still open and offers the possibility of quick tests under supervision. An OVGU-Pass is automatically generated with the negative test result.
Will there be controls during the lectures?
Yes, there will be random checks during the courses. The teaching staff is not obliged to do this, but is also entitled to carry out checks.
What happens if I cannot show an OVGU-Pass when I am checked?
If you cannot show either a valid 3G certificate or the OVGU-Pass, you must immediately leave the course on the corresponding day.
Do I also need the OVGU pass for the university library, sports courses or the Mensa?
The OVGU-Pass will also be required for the university library. The offers of the Studentenwerk Magdeburg (refectories and cafeterias) are currently excluded from this. The sports courses of the sports centre do require an OVGU-Pass or 3G proof.