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Information for International Students

photo: Matthias Friel

Planning and completing your studies requires a bit of organizational effort. To offer you support, we have collected a few helpful links on this page that can help you gain an overview of studying in Potsdam. If you have further questions, the staff at the International Office will be happy to assist you.

International Bachelor & Master Students

Information for students who are seeking a Bachelor's or Master's degree at the University of Potsdam.

International Exchange Students

The following pages are for international program and exchange students studying abroad at the University of Potsdam. The information pertains to the course and organization of their studies.

Get to Know German(y)

As admitted applicants for university studies and/or matriculated students you may benefit from our broad offer of preliminary courses and support modules. That is the way to start successful studies.

Tutors for International Students

Tutors will support you in your academic planning, give you information on the course and the structure of your studies as well as offer help with any study-related difficulties you might encounter.

Buddy Program

In the "Buddy" program, Potsdam students support students from abroad to become integrated in every day life at the University and in the German society.

Stories of Exchange

We want to introduce international students who have been honored with awards and fellowships due to their outstanding academic and personal achievements.

DAAD Prize

At the University of Potsdam, the DAAD Prize is the most important award for international students. For the awardees the Prize represents the recognition of their academic achievements.

Everyday Life

Everyday life in a new environment and in another culture can mean new challenges. Various networks and institutions will help you with organizational questions and making contacts. You will also find some information here that will make it easier to settle down in Potsdam.

Housing, work and life

Here is information on housing, financing options, university athletics, and cultural life in Potsdam.

Conflict Management

The "Conflict Management" steering group helps with trained counselors at each of the three universities locations, to improve their conditions at work and in studies.

University Events

There’s always something going on! Several different events are held throughout the year at the University of Potsdam.

successful start for international students

As admitted applicants for university studies and/or matriculated students you may benefit from our broad offer of preliminary courses and support modules. That is the way to start successful studies.

Language tandem

Together with your language tandem partner, follow a customized learning plan that helps you learn your partner’s native language!

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

ESN offers events on the integration of international students from volunteer students from all academic disciplines.