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Quick Start for international students

Organising your Studies

The following links and videos should make it easier for you to get started with organising your studies at the University of Potsdam.

UP-account | Source: ZIM

UP-account (Central university account) | Account.UP

With your central university account (UP-account) and the assigned password, you have access to all main services of the University of Potsdam.

WLAN | eduroam | Source: ZIM

WLAN | eduroam

University members with a central UP account can connect to the Internet on campus via the WLAN. The WLAN is available almost everywhere.

Potsdam University’s Chip Card (PUCK)

This video explains what the Potsdam University’s Chip Card (PUCK) is and what you can use it for.

How to use PULS

This video will offer international program students a brief overview on how to use PULS. 

How to build your course schedule using PULS

This video (with english subtitles) will show you how to build your course schedule as a student at the University of Potsdam using PULS.

Study Stream #2: Welcome at the UP | YouTube Video


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability (CLEWS)

Data Science

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation



Remote Sensing, geoInformation and Visualization


Meet others and stay informed

Meet other students of the Faculty of Science and sign up for the newsletter to stay informed.

Contacts for further help and information

The staff at the University of Potsdam and your fellow students are very helpful, so you are never alone in any situation. 

Team International Office, Photo: Thomas Roese

International Office

The Interantional Office offer interantional students support for questions regarding generel orientation at the university, university studies, legal information, and personal issues.

Tutor of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, esp. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Vivienne Wimmer -

Tutor of the study program Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability

Johannes Wilk -

Tutor of the Institute of Computer Science, esp. Data Science

Maria Alegre Moral -

Tutor of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, esp. Ecology, Evolution and Conservation


Tutor of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, esp. Bioinformatics

N. N.

Tutor of the Institute of Nutritional Science, esp. Toxicology

Olga Schlund -

Office of Studies and Teaching of the Faculty of Science

The Office of Studies and Teaching is the point of contact for central and decentralised partners for solving current and specific problems in studying and teaching.

Studentenwerk Potsdam

The Studentenwerk Potsdam provides the social infrastructure for student life - canteens and cafeterias on campus, student housing and financing, counselling as well as project funding.


Departmental Student Committee Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Nutritional Science


Departmental Student Committee Mathematics, Physics, Polymer Science and Astrophysics

FSR Informatik

Departmental Student Committee Informatics and Data Science

FSR Geoökologie

Departmental Student Committee Geoecology

FSR Lehramt Geographie - LaGeo

Departmental Student Committee Geography (Teachers)

FSR GeoW!ss

Departmental Student Committee Geo Science

Mental Health Counseling

When studying becomes a burden, the Mental Health Counseling Services at the University of Potsdam can help.

Nightline Potsdam

The Nightline Potsdam is the local telephone hotline run by students for students in Potsdam.

The Service for Families advises, informs, and supports students with children and those who have to act as caregivers for a family member.