Quick Start for international students

Organising your Studies

The following links and videos should make it easier for you to get started with organising your studies at the University of Potsdam.

UP-account | Source: ZIM

UP-account (Central university account) | Account.UP

With your central university account (UP-account) and the assigned password, you have access to all main services of the University of Potsdam.

WLAN | eduroam | Source: ZIM

WLAN | eduroam

University members with a central UP account can connect to the Internet on campus via the WLAN. The WLAN is available almost everywhere.

Potsdam University’s Chip Card (PUCK)

This video explains what the Potsdam University’s Chip Card (PUCK) is and what you can use it for.

How to use PULS

This video will offer international program students a brief overview on how to use PULS. 

How to build your course schedule using PULS

This video (with english subtitles) will show you how to build your course schedule as a student at the University of Potsdam using PULS.

Study Stream #2: Welcome at the UP | YouTube Video

PULS Consultation | October 7, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Digital Introductory Event

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | October 8, 2021 | 11:15 a.m. | Golm, Building 25, Room F0.01

Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability (CLEWS) | October 18, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. | Digital Introductory Event

Astrophysics | October 20, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Golm, Building 28, Room 0.0102

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation | October 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Maulbeerallee, Building 3, Room 1.04

Data Science | October 25, 2021 | 08:15 a.m. | Griebnitzsee, Building 6, Room H02

Toxicology | October 25, 2021 | 2:30 p.m. | Nuthetal, Krebs-Hörsaal, Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 155

Mathematics | October 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. | Digital Introductory Event

Remote Sensing, geoInformation and Visualization | in the planning

Meet others


Meet other international students from the Faculty of Science.

Join us for informal gatherings where international  students can connect, share and learn from each other in a relaxed and friendly setting.

We are looking forward to meeting you! 

You can find more information about MINTernational at https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/mnfakul/minternational

Stay informed

We would like to keep you informed about offers for international students at the Faculty of Science and especially in your degree programme.

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Contacts for further help and information

The staff at the University of Potsdam and your fellow students are very helpful, so you are never alone in any situation. 

Team International Office, Photo: Thomas Roese

International Office

The Interantional Office offer interantional students support for questions regarding generel orientation at the university, university studies, legal information, and personal issues.

Office of Studies and Teaching of the Faculty of Science

The Office of Studies and Teaching is the point of contact for central and decentralised partners for solving current and specific problems in studying and teaching.

Studentenwerk Potsdam

The Studentenwerk Potsdam provides the social infrastructure for student life - canteens and cafeterias on campus, student housing and financing, counselling as well as project funding.


Student Councils Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Nutritional Science


Student Councils Mathematics, Physics, Polymer Science and Astrophysics

FSR Informatik

Student Councils Informatics and Data Science

FSR Geoökologie

Student Councils Geoecology

FSR Lehramt Geographie - LaGeo

Student Councils Geography (Teachers)

FSR GeoW!ss

Student Councils Geo Science

Mental Health Counseling

When studying becomes a burden, the Mental Health Counseling Services at the University of Potsdam can help.

Nightline Potsdam

The Nightline Potsdam is the local telephone hotline run by students for students in Potsdam.

The Service for Families advises, informs, and supports students with children and those who have to act as caregivers for a family member.