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Information for Partner Universities

Nomination

Applications from your students to the University of Potsdam can only be taken into account if you nominate them using e-Nomination. Once nominated, the students will be informed directly per e-mail about the application procedure at our university.

To nominate the students, please follow our e-Nomination.

To proceed with e-Nomination you will be asked to register. This is free of charge and without any obligation.

  • Deadline for nomination for winter semester: 15 June
  • Deadline for nomination for summer semester: 15 December

E-Nomination simplifies the student nomination process for us and keeps students updated about the status of their nomination.Students who are nominated receive an invitation to register for our online portal UPrepare

  • in the beginning of November (for the coming summer semester) or
  • in the beginning of May (for the coming winter semester).

UPrepare

Registering for UPrepare and fulfilling the tasks listed there is required for all program students. In UPrepare, detailed information is offered to program students regarding registering at the University of Potsdam, taking German language courses and general courses at the university, and all other important issues regarding studying and living in Potsdam.

Registration at the University of Potsdam

All students must complete a registration form and send it to the International Office. The registration form can be accessed via UPrepare.

  • Deadline for registration for winter semester: 15 July.
  • Deadline for registration for summer semester: 15 January.

Participation in language courses at Zessko (Center for Languages and Key Competences)

We kindly ask for your understanding that Zessko cannot offer English courses to your students.

Please note that students of English and American Studies still have the opportunity to attend courses at the Department of English and American Studies. In individual cases, we may consider participation in the Department’s English language courses.

Application for a Room in a Student Residence Hall

Students must individually apply for a room in a student residence hall of the Student Services (Studentenwerk) Potsdam. Please use its online form to apply for a room. The application form and important information regarding your application can be found via UPrepare. Students should not complete the form without first reading the information in UPrepare.

When to arrive and depart Potsdam

Semester Arrival Departure
Winter Semester (01 October – 31 March) 01 October (in the case that this falls on a weekend or holiday, please arrive on the next work day) not before mid-February
Sommersemester (01 April – 30 September) 01 April (in the case that this falls on a weekend or holiday, please arrive on the next work day) not before the end of July

Semester Fees (Semesterbeiträge)

All students, including exchange students and scholarship holders, must pay semester fees (around 230 Euros per Semester). These fees include payment for the semester ticket and fees for social services. There are no actual enrollment fees.

Transcript of Records

Please note that the courses and achievements of program students are not registered electronically. Accordingly, the International Office cannot automatically generate a transcript of records. Program students must provide the documents of their courses and achievements for the International Relations Office in order for us to issue a transcript of records. Students will be informed in a timely manner about the required steps for obtaining a transcript of records.

Information Sheet 2018/19

Deadlines, addresses and contacts at the University of Potsdam and general information about studying and living in Potsdam.

Your Contacts

Incoming Coordinator

Ute Minckert

Consultation and supervision of international exchange students

+49 331/977-4257

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Erasmus+ Agreements

Pia Kettmann

+49 331/977-4055

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Other agreements and inquiries concerning cooperation

Dr. Regina Neum-Flux

Head of the International Office

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