Are you a full-time student at the University of Potsdam, and have you completed at least one academic year by the time you start your studies abroad? Do you have a good command of the language of instruction at the host university? Then you should definitely apply for the Erasmus+ program. In this section we give you a detailed overview of the process, from the application to the recognition of your credits.
Remaining spots in the Erasmus+ program will be available at the beginning of April. If you missed the deadline or did not get a spot at your own institute, you will have another chance at that point!
Your Erasmus+ coordinators will also tell you which application documents you need to submit. Usually, this will include the general application form as well as a transcript of records and a language certificate, if applicable.
Several institutes use a digital application form via MoveOn. Therefore, please contact your exchange coordinator before submitting your application.
Apply for Auslands-BAföG at the BAföG office in charge of your destination country at an early stage. General information on Auslands-BAföG is available in the Finacial Aid section of this website.
If there are any changes to your academic schedule (Learning Agreement), record them in the Online Learning Agreement DURING the Mobility. The International Office requires a fully signed version as a PDF.
If you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact the International Office.
Confirmation of Stay: Before you leave, get confirmation of the actual length of your stay from the host institution. Obtain any necessary signatures and find out when and how your certificate will be delivered to you.
Please submit the documents within 30 days after your return on your own initiative!
You will receive the second installment after you have submitted all the required documents.
As soon as you have received the list of your academic achievements from abroad (Transcript of Records), you should contact the Examining Board of your institute/department (not the Central Examination Office!) for recognition. You can find information on grade conversion as well as forms here.