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Visa Requirements

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Citizens from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland

You do not need a visa to enter Germany or a residence permit for your stay in Germany.

Citizens from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, USA, Andorra, Brasil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco and San Marino

  • You do not need a visa to enter Germany.
  • If you plan to stay longer than three months in Germany, however, you will need a residence permit. You can only apply for a residence permit from within Germany.
  • For stays of up to a maximum of one year, it is possible to apply in advance for a national visa for the entire stay; consult with the German embassy in your home country. If you receive a visa under this procedure, you will not have to apply for a residence permit in Germany.

Citizens from all other Countries

  • You will need a visa to enter Germany.
  • For your participation in our Summer Course you can apply for the Schengen-Visa (C-Visa). This is valid for stays of up to three months and can not be extended.
  • If you plan to stay longer than three months in Germany, you will need a national visa (D visa).

Stays longer than 90 days

International Bachelor & Master Students

Information for students who are seeking or want to seek 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.