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Refugees Welcome - Opportunities for Refugees

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The University of Potsdam welcomes you. Our university offers refugees numerous opportunities to prepare for university studies in Germany or to resume your studies.

Our Programs

Refugee Teachers Program - NEW CALL: apply from Nov. 11th 2018 to Jan. 15th 2019

The University of Potsdam is offering a special program for teachers who are refugees. Its goal is to open up future opportunities for refugee teachers in the German educational system.

Auditors' status for Refugees

Get to know the German university system, get ready for regular studies. The auditors' status is provided for one semester and there are no fees.


Other services at the University of Potsdam

Qualification Program in Business for Academics

UP Transfer GmbH at the University of Potsdam is offering a qualification program in business through the IQ Netzwerk Brandenburg for academics with an immigration background.

Researchers at Risk

Scholars at Risk will be assisted by the Welcome Center. We give advice for research & funding options and help you to establish initial contacts at the university.

The University of Potsdam is a member of the worlwide network "Scholars at Risk" and is involved in different network activities. Scholars or hosts are requested to contact the Welcome Center to get more detailed information about specific options of support.

Declaration of the Brandenburger Hochschulrektorenkonferenz for supporting refugees in advise & preparation for study and sharing in social, cultural & academic life.