COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates for Partner Universities

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According to the current state of planning, the winter semester 2020/21 is to take place with a combination of on-site courses and online offers.

Current plans for the winter semester 2020/21

  • According to our current projections, we expect to be able to offer about a quarter of the courses on-site under the current circumstances. The faculties have developed needs-based solutions for this. Degree programs with a high proportion of courses that require face-to-face teaching in the respective semester (e.g. laboratory courses) as well as first semester courses are generally given priority for face-to-face teaching. You will find more detailed information on the organization of the courses in the course catalog from October 1.

Current situation at the University of Potsdam

 Situation in Germany and, in particular, Brandenburg and Berlin

  • For travelers entering Germany after a stay of several days in a risk area for SARS-CoV-2, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory. Accordingly, persons entering Germany are obliged to "go directly to their home [...] immediately after entry". Upon arrival at the place of domestic quarantine, you are also obliged to report to the local health authority. You will find further information in the press release of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
  • In Brandenburg and Berlin people are required to wear a face mask in shops and on public transport.
  • Shops in Brandenburg and Berlin are open with strict restrictions in place regarding the maximum number of shoppers, as well as distance and hygiene regulations.
  • Cafés and restaurants are open and have to adhere to strict safety measures.
  • Public transport is running according to regular schedules with special hygiene regulations in place.

Support for international students in Potsdam

  • The health and security of our students is a top priority for us. Supporting our international students as much as we can in these uncertain times is of utmost importance to us and we will take care of them as best we can.

Further information and contact details for students

In order to reduce the risk of infection, personal office hours at the International Office have been canceled until further notice. Our advisors can still be reached via e-mail and telephone, though. Details are available on