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Stage of processing of applications for winter term 2019/2020

  • application period ongoing
  • processing by uni-assist
  • processing at University of Potsdam
  • current stage ⇒ notifications sent via mail (August, 06, 2019), positive notifications additionally via email

Please understand that we cannot give more detailed information on the processing stage of your application. Please refrain from asking via email. Thank you for your patience.

FAQ Master' s Program in Data Science

Here we list short answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Master's Program in Data Science. All information given here can also be found in the relevant regulation documents, in particular the

Please read these documents (and possibly existing recent amendments - see here ) as well as  the online information published by the University of Potsdam's Division of Student Affairs  carefully.

Which academic degree is required for admission?

According to the "Discipline-Specific Admission Regulations" you need an undergraduate academic degree

  • in either computer science, mathematics, or data science totaling 180 credit points; or
  • in business informatics totaling 180 credit points, as long as you have completed computer science modules comprising at least 60 credit points and mathematics modules comprising at least 18 credit points; or
  • in a (natural) science totaling 180 credit points, as long as you have completed mathematics modules comprising at least 27 credit points and at least one module in computer science comprising 6 credit points.

When do I apply?

Application is only possible for the winter semester. Deadlines for the current/next application period can be found here.

How to apply? Will my degree in ... from the university of ... be accepted?

Application for the Master program in Data Science is done via the uni-assist e.V. application portal. All materials have to be submitted via uni-assist. A precheck cannot be done.

English language skills

that correspond at least to the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages have to be proved. More detailed information can be found here.

German language skills

need not be demonstrated.

How can I get help with Visa application?

Our faculty can only provide the admission notification sent via mail and e-mail. For further questions please consult your local embassy or contact the friendly staff at the International Office of Uni Potsdam.

Is there a tuition fee?

There is no tuition fee for the study program Data Science. However, students have to pay a regular administrative term fee (Semestergebühren) which includes a 6 month ticket for all public transportion in the state of Brandenburg and in Berlin. More details on the composition of those fees can be found here.

Further information regarding the Semesterticket can be found on the wepage of the General Students Committee (German: Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss AStA).

 What means admission with obligation (Bridge Modules)? Will Bridge Modules count into my Master‘s Degree?

You will be able to register for bridge modules in the first Master semester during the regular instructional period and not before. Each bridge modules will count as 6 ECTS as elective module into your degree. You can register for a bridge module only if your admission notification contains the obligation to do so.

Until when do I have to enroll to Uni Potsdam?

For enrollment deadlines, please refer to your admission notification. We recommend to apply for enrollment as early as possible after you received your admission notification. The procedure including the hand in of missing documents takes time.

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?

Newly enrolled students will receive their account in PULS (the University of Potsdam’s online platform for study affairs) along with their student ID. There are certain deadlines for course registration and for de-registration usually around mid of November. So don't worry if you arrive a little late. The current deadline for registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses in Master’s degree programs can be found here.

How to connect with people in Potsdam?

For some students the start at Uni Potsdam is not only a new stage in life but also a big challenge. In order to make the start as convenient and welcome as possible, Uni Potsdam initiated a program to connect international and local students: Buddy - UP.

You can also check out the PANGEA project.

Additionally you can check out the webpages of the International Office.

How can I find Housing in Potsdam?

We recommend that you deal with accommodations in a timely manner and that you also consider accommodation in the surroundings of Potsdam. Information is provided here:

 https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/welcomecenter/preparation/housing/housinginpotsdam.html

https://www.studentenwerk-potsdam.de/housing/our-halls-of-residence/?L=1#/