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Going Abroad

Welcome to the official website of the International Office of the University of Potsdam!

You would like to spend a semester or a whole year abroad, but you don't know exactly where and how yet? Then you have come to the right place. On our website you will find detailed information and answers to common questions, such as: Semester or internship abroad? Inside or outside Europe? What financing options are there? How can I have my credit points transferred? And what do former students abroad have to say about their experiences?

Immerse yourself in our colorful program. We look forward to meeting you!

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With our Instagram account, you'll always get the latest info on events and announcements, as well as insights from students abroad.


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The informative video above this text is intended to help you gain an initial general overview of your options for a stay abroad. If you would now like more detailed information on a specific area, we invite you to visit our other pages in the left side menu or to read about the most important topics here:

Internships abroad

Studying inside Europe with Erasmus+

Studying outside Europe with university partnerships

Studying worldwide with individual application

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Buddy program

While still in Potsdam, you can make contact with students who come from your future host country, help them find their way around here, and improve your language skills at the same time.

Going abroad with EDUC

Discover new ways to go abroad with the European university alliance 'European Digital UniverCity'.