The International Meeting Center/ IBZ of Science of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

The Otto-von-Guericke University offers 16 modern apartments, which are different in shape and size (either single or with spouse or family) for their international scholars and researchers who are staying in Magdeburg for a limited timeframe.

Since March 1998, researchers from abroad can rent a home away from home: modern and fully furnished, directly on campus.

For individual or official meetings, there are public rooms included as a part of the International Meeting Center. Additionally within the center is a club with a library and a roof terrace, a playground, and a conference room for intercultural or research events, conferences, workshops, or for simple get-togethers with international and German faculty and staff members.

The International Meeting Center is located directly on the “Campus Universitätsplatz” of the Otto-von-Guericke University and is close to multiple well-known research institutions such as the Max-Planck Institute, Fraunhoffer, Helmholtz, and more. The university gym, tennis court, library, canteen, and campus child care are very easy to reach, as well as a number of elementary schools, doctors’ offices, and public transportation such as the bus, tram, and train.

From the apartments of the IBZ, residents may enjoy a view of the scenic, historic garden of Nordpark. Throughout the year, the park is an inviting location for a walk, work out, or BBQ. Guests who enjoy longer strolls only need 10 minutes to reach the walking path along the Elbe or to the downtown, the Opera House, and many other parks and city sights.
The green, pleasant environment as well the central location within the city makes the area around the apartments a beloved living place for students, inhabitants, and bicycle riders.


  • 16 apartments
  • Apartment sizes: 1-4 rooms, 25m² - 86m²
  • Fully furnished apartments
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Baby/Toddler equipment
  • Special features: roof terrace, staff speaks English, Russian and German
  • Playground, table football, table tennis, piano
  • Laundrette
  • Phone upon request (additional fee)
  • Internet in apartments and common rooms: High-speed Internet (Plug&Play LAN); WLAN eduroam
  • Club room with library, university conference rooms with WiFi
  • No pets allowed
  • Payment methods: Cash, bank transfer, deposit of montly rent


Contact person
Ms Laura Montero Guerra

Otto-von-Guericke Universität
Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)
Campus Universitätsplatz, Geb. 32
Ernst-Lehmann-Straße 1
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 391 67 51752

E-mail: and

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Anytime by arrangement via email
Please get in touch with us before your arrival