Most of the courses at the University of Potsdam are taken up by the PULS online system. Similar to online banking, courses are booked through a TAN process. During the welcome events directly after your arrival you will get a tutorial on how to use PULS. However, you will also receive assistance directly in PULS for Searching for courses, registering for courses and the course catalog.
For questions about the courses and modules, you can always contact your exchange coordinator in your department.
If you make changes to your Learning Agreement, you should record this in the Learning Agreement During Mobility and obtain the confirmation from your home university.
If you intend to extend your stay at the University of Potsdam, please note the following:
1. An extension of your stay is possible only based on availability
2. An extension can be granted for a maximum of two semesters
You must submit the Application for Extension of Stay at the University of Potsdam and the required accompanying materials at the International Office by the deadline:
Should the University of Potsdam grant you the extension, you will need to submit to the International Office a copy of your health insurance and a copy of your visa or residence permit. For the extension of your visa or residence permit a statement on the financing of your stay will be required.
Deadlines for extention:
You will receive re-registration materials for the following summer semester arrive in January, and re-registration materials for following winter semester arrive in June.
You must pay the listed fee within the re-registration period. The fee must arrive in the account of the University of Potsdam by February 15 or July 15. Missing these deadlines will result in an administrative fee that is added to the semester fee.
Please don't forget to inform the International Office of any changes in your address!
Note: You need to login with the same mail address which you had used for your login to the MOVEON PORTAL for the registration at the University of Potsdam.
You should ask the instructor of every course you take for a “Schein” at the end of the semester. A “Leistungsnachweis” is a graded course completion certificate; a “Teilnahmeschein” is an ungraded course completion certificate. The original “Schein” must be submitted to the International Office. We accept only "Scheine", that are filled completely: grade/ pass or fail, SWS, ECTS, signature of the lecturer and stamp. Exceptions: for courses of the Germanistischen Teilstudiums for interantional program students and for German courses at the Zessko no "Scheine" have to be submitted, the IO gets the data internally directly from the departments.
Once your Transcript of Records is ready, we will send you an email. Then you can pick up the document during office hours at the International Office. Should you no longer be in Potsdam, the Transcript of Records can be sent to you by mail.
Erasmus students need to hand in a Transcript of Records to the home institution. Please forward your Transcript to your home institution yourself.
You’ll leave the University of Potsdam soon. Therefore your exmatriculation (deregistration at the University of Potsdam) will automatically become effective at the end of the semester. On the day after your exmatriculation, your student ID card (PUCK) will become invalid, and you are no longer allowed to use the semester ticket. You are still able to submit course work (i.e. papers) after you have been exmatriculated.