Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability | international Master

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Graduates of our international top-class master's degree program Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability (CLEWS) will be trained to become experts in the field of climate science research in order to address the consequences of global warming in a science-based manner with regard to research, politics, and the public. On this webpage, you will find all the important informations about our new master's program CLEWS, the application process and the frequently asked questions.

Basic informations about CLEWS

Program content CLEWS

Information about the Master's Program CLEWS by the University of Potsdam's Division of Student Affairs ...

CLEWS launched - press release

Press Release: CLEWS launched

The University of Potsdam offers for the first time this fall an interdisciplinary master's program that will directly address ...

The program at a glance

Content and credit points

Application period for 2022

The application period for next winter term 2022/2023 is not yet open. You can apply for CLEWS starting from the 1st April for each winter semester. We recommend applying early to get all VISA permissions in time and the housing situation clarified. More information and the link to apply (once the system is open) you can find on this website: application-master

María García, CLEWS student from Peru:

„Unlike other master programs, this is the one that captivated my attention because it delves into environmental-climate science, which underpins and support many important decisions. In addition, this master program highlights having courses taught by renowned professors, cooperation with research institutions and research opportunities, as well as a modern campus. Clews delivers everything and more I could have imagined. I'm very excited about this great opportunity.“


Frequently asked questions about the application and documents are listed at the webpage FAQ about master's degree application via uni-assist. Further administrative questions shall be addressed to the Office of Student Affairs with the particular contact: postgraduate admission.

Here you can find the frequently asked questions addressed to our study porgram CLEWS:

About the application process...

Which are the prerequisite for studying CLEWS?

Application deadline: When can I apply for CLEWS?

Is it possible to enrol in advanced semester of the master program?

Are there bridging courses for preparing / catching up on content?

Where do I send my application documents?

Do you acknowledge my degree … from university of…?

Knowledge of English / German required?

Is there particular advise for international Students? How can I get help with Visa application?

Uni-Assist does not forward my application. What can I do?

Until when do I have to enrol to Uni Potsdam?

When is the deadline for course registration? What happens if I am not registered when instruction period starts? ...or when I haven‘t reached Germany by then?


About living & costs in Potsdam...

Are there tuition fees?

How to connect with people in Potsdam?

How can I find housing in Potsdam?

How much does it cost to study in Potsdam?

How to finance my studies? Are there scholarships?

Information & Support for our CLEWS students

Quick Start for international students

Quick Start for international students

This site provides links and videos to make it easier for you to get started with organising your studies at the University of Potsdam.

Welcome Center University of Potsdam

Welcome Center University of Potsdam

Our welcome center helps you to find your way to settle in Potsdam in any regards like Corona restrictions, VISA, housing, living costs, social activities, authorities, insurances and many more...

International Office

International Office

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


MINTernational - Social Events & more

Check out this page to stay informed about offers for international students at the Faculty of Science. We offer nice social activities & more regularly for you...

Contact the CLEWS team


If you still seek advice especially in respect to the subject specific field of the program, please write us to:

Contact the CLEWS team