Recognition of Previous Academic Credentials
Basic information and forms on the recognition of achievements, change of university and change of degree programme can be found on the pages of the Department of Student Affairs.
Are you unsure which documents you need to submit? The following guide will help you.
Please click on the applicable statement:
I am/was already enrolled at...
... the University of Potsdam and would like to have courses from another university recognized.
... the University of Potsdam and would like to change my degree program.
... another university in Germany and would now like to transfer to the University of Potsdam.
... another university abroad and would now like to transfer to the University of Potsdam.
Application for recognition of achievements at the Faculty of Science
Please submit the application for recognition to the Office of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
The following documents must be submitted:
- Application for recognition (only available in German)
- If applicable, completed Learning Agreement (for stays abroad as part of the degree programme)
- Module description(s) / learning outcome descriptions of the courses at the higher education institution, if no (binding) Learning Agreement has been concluded
- If applicable, secondary hearing certificate for studies and examinations taken at other German universities
- Transcript of Records or other proof of achievement
- Current academic record of studies at the University of Potsdam (if applicable)
- If applicable, application for classification in the event of a change of higher education institution or degree programme
Only complete applications will be forwarded by the Office for Academic Affairs to the examination boards for processing. Please allow 6 weeks for processing.
You will be informed by the Office for Academic Affairs by e-mail as soon as the application has been processed by the examination board.
After you have received the processed application from the Office of Academic Affairs and have enrolled or are enrolled at the University of Potsdam, submit the application together with copies of the relevant certificates of achievement and, if applicable, a secondary hearing certificate to the Department of Academic Affairs, Office of Student Affairs/Examination Office.
Information on recognition of previous academic credentials:
Which version of the form (with which "Prüfungsversion") should I take?
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What does „Das Original des vom Prüfungsausschuss bearbeiteten Antrages ist nach vollzogener Einschreibung/Rückmeldung unverzüglich im PRÜFUNGSAMT einzureichen. Kopien der entsprechenden Nachweise über die Leistungen sind beizufügen." mean?
What does „Rechtsbehelfsbelehrung: Gegen diesen Bescheid kann innerhalb eines Monats nach Bekanntgabe Widerspruch bei der Universität Potsdam, vertreten durch den Präsidenten, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, eingelegt werden.“ mean?
Note for student teachers
How should I fill out the application for recognition?
Application for placement in a higher semester at the Faculty of Science
Please submit the application for classification together with the application for recognition to the Office of Studies and Teaching at least 6 weeks before the application deadline for the respective degree programme so that it can be processed in time..
You will be informed by the Office of Studies and Teaching by e-mail as soon as the application has been processed by the examination board.
After you have received the processed applications from the Office of Studies and Teaching, you can apply for the corresponding degree programme within the specified deadlines and with the required documents. After enrolment, please submit the processed application for recognition within 4 weeks to the Department of Student Affairs, Examination Office.
Here you will find some more information on the topic "Placement in a higher semester":
When do I have to submit which application?
Who is the exam committee chair for my subject?
Notes on the semester
Dr. Antonia Menski
14476 Potsdam OT Golm
Please use the contact options provided to make an appointment.