Incoming - From Abroad

Photo: Matthias Friel

Please direct your request to only one of the persons listed below. We will ensure that your request is passed on to the appropriate addressee if necessary. That will help us to reduce the processing time of the inquiries. Thank you.

Dear students, due to the overall situation created by the CORONAVIRUS, the personal office hours in the International Office will be canceled immediately and until further notice.

Phone hours might deviate. Inquiries can also be made by email.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I enter Germany from abroad?

All persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany from a so-called third country must undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. Third countries are countries outside the European Union (EU). Accordingly, persons entering Germany are obliged to "go directly to their home [...] immediately after entry". Upon arrival at the place of domestic quarantine, you are also obliged to report to the local health authority. You will find further information in the press release of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.


During the 14-day quarantine you are not allowed to leave your home, not even for a short time and not even to go shopping. You are also not allowed to receive visitors during this time. If you need help during this time, you can contact the following offices via e-mail or, in some cases, telephone:

As a rule, those arriving from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain, and Northern Ireland do not have to go into quarantine. However, quarantine can be ordered for these groups if the number of new infections in the respective country has exceeded 50 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. Up-to-date information can be found at www.bmi.bund.de.

You can find more information on this page: www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/bevoelkerungsschutz/coronavirus/quarantaene/quarantaene-liste.html

International Bachelor and Master Students

Bild Fabian Wähner

Fabian Wähner

Prospective students and applicants
House 8, Room 0.37
Phone: +49 331/977-1674 (currently not available)
Email: incoming-degree@uni-potsdam.de

Bild Nadja Romanova

Nadja Romanova

Admitted and enrolled students
House 8, Room 0.37
+49 331/977-1674 (currently not available)
Email: incoming-degree@uni-potsdam.de

Personal Office Hours
Mon: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tue:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Phone hours
Thu: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Office of Student Affairs (Dr. Birgit Bismark and Lisa Bradler)  provides support to international applicants (university entry qualification, German language proficiency, application procedure, enrollment)

International Exchange Students

Ute Minckert

Ute Minckert

House 8, Room 0.35
Phone: +49 331/977-4257
Email: incoming-mobility@uni-potsdam.de

Fabian Wähner

Fabian Wähner

House 8, Room 0.35
Phone: +49 331/977-4257
Email: incoming-mobility@uni-potsdam.de

Personal Hours
Tue: 10 a.m. - 12p.m.

Personal and Phone Hours
Thu: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

and by appointment

Service Point Transcript of Records

Mariia Kovaleva

Mariia Kovaleva

Building 8, Room 0.41
Phone: +49 331/977-1460
Email: transcript-incoming@uni-potsdam.de

Service Facilities of the International Office

Welcome Center

International Guest Scholars

Buddy Programm

for international Students, PhDs and Refugees

International Summer Campus Office (ISCO)

Courses for international Students

Faculty Tutors

They will support you in your academic planning, give you information on the course and the structure of your studies as well as offer help with any study-related difficulties you might encounter.

International Students' Portraits

We want to introduce international students who have been honored with awards and fellowships due to their outstanding academic and personal achievements.