CLEWS FAQ - Informations about the new master's program

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Graduates of our international 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. This page is continuously updated...

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

Stage of Processing of Applications for the Winter Term 2021/2022

  1. [done] application period ⇒ end-date: 15th of August, 2021
  2. [done] processing by uni-assist (bold = current stage) | note: FAQ - uni-assist does not forward my application. What can I do?
  3. processing at University of Potsdam & selection process
  4. positive notifications of selected applicants send via email
  5. all notifications (positiv & negativ) sent via post mail


Frequently asked questions about the application and documents are listed at the webpage Frequently asked questions 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. Below we listed the frequently asked questions addressed to our study porgram CLEWS.

About the application process...

Which undergraduate degree qualifies?

Until when can I apply?

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?

Informations & support for accepted 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.


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