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International Office

Team International Office
Photo: Matthias Friel

The International Office is your central service point for all international issues and works closely with the university administration on strategic internationalization.

We advise students and doctoral candidates on the organization of their international studies and internships. We offer international students and applicants support for questions regarding applications, general orientation at the university, and all questions regarding university studies, legal information, and personal issues.

Incoming - From Abroad

We support you during the application process, in the general orientation at the university, answer your questions regarding the course of your studies, legal matters, and other personal questions.

Outgoing - Going Abroad

We advise you in planing, selecting, organizing, and financing your study abroad or your internship abroad.

Welcome Center

We are the first contact for international Guest Scholars and PhDs and we support you with the registration, residents permit, and health insurance.

Buddy Program

This program pairs international students up with local students to the integration into German society and life at the University of Potsdam, and to develop ties between them.

International Summer Campus Office - ISCO

Open Summer Courses, Tailor Made Programs with our international partner universities & intensive Language Programs

International University Partnerships

The University of Potsdam maintains partnerships with universities in different regions of the world. The International Office supports University instructors in providing study abroad opportunities for their students or in working together with international scholars within the context of university partnerships or in obtaining funding for international projects.

DAAD Prize

The International Office provides information and accepts applications for the DAAD Prize for Outstanding Achievements of International Students at German Universities.

International Office


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Haus 8

Here you can find all contacts of the International Office.