International Applicants and Degree Students

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The International Office offers advising services for international students at the University of Potsdam. You can come to us with any question related to your studies or your legal status as an international student as well as with financial or personal concerns.

Dear students, due to the overall situation created by the CORONAVIRUS, the personal office hours and phone hours will be canceled immediately and until further notice.

Inquiries can be made by email. 

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Support youself financially during the corona crisis

Below you will find a list of options that you can check in order to secure your cost of living during the corona crisis: 

  • „Das Land Hilft“ is a platform that connects harvest workers and farmers. Here you can register as a harvest hand. Farmers in Germany urgently need helping hands!
  • Some industry sectors have a special demand due to the corona-crisis. Among them are for instance delivery services, supermarkets, grocery stores, cleaning companies and petrol stations. The following platforms provide you with different temporary job opportunities:,
  • Deutsches Studentenwerk and Studentenwerk Potsdam answer the most important questions regarding finanical topics. 

Advising and Services of the International Office

Right from the start we will be by your side. We are there for you during your studies until you complete your degree. The following consultation services are available to all international students, and we encourage you to make active use of them and to approach us with your individual needs.

You can also turn to us with personal concerns or problems during your studies. We will do our best to ensure that you receive individual and competent consulting and support, for example in the following matters:

  • Integration at the University and in Germany
  • Relations with fellow students and instructors
  • Problems with extending your residence permit
  • Or simply any question that has been bothering you

Your Contacts

Nadja Romanova

Admitted and enrolled students,  visa/residence permit, finances, health insurance

fon: +49 331/977-1674
fax: +49 331/977-1798

Campus Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
House 8, room 0.37

Fabian Wähner

Prospective students and applicants, orientation at the university and during the course of your studies

fon: +49 331/977-1674
fax: +49 331/977-1798

Campus Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
House 8, room 0.37

Career Entry

With the Projekt Talentwerkstatt, the career service provides you with information, advice and guidance to support you throughout all phases of planning and achieving your professional goals in Germany.