Getting to know new cultures, brushing up your language skills, and becoming independent – you can experience all this when you study abroad. You will gain an insight into other educational systems, enhance your professional knowledge and acquire intercultural competences - skills highly sought after in our today’s working environment. It is not necessary to fear a “loss of time”. You can easily integrate a stay abroad into your studies by applying for a leave of absence and it is possible to transfer credits from a foreign academic institution. There are numerous possibilities for getting a grant that provides financial support for studies or an internship abroad.
However, before going abroad, you should also learn about the cultural characteristics of your destination country, as well as other important preparations, financing options, etc.
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Stories of Exchange
(Only German) From Colombia to Georgia: Learn from the experiences of former exchange students.
Country Information (DAAD)
Comprehensive travel information, including scholarship tips, experience reports, and background information on countries and universities.
Please find our overview to the european and non-european partner-institutions of the University of Potsdam.
DAAD for studies abroad
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers stipends and additional information on studying abroad.
With special partnerships, the faculties offer students the opportunity to study at universities worldwide.