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Available Programs of Study – Master (PDF)

Catalog for all programs of study leading to a master’s degree currently available at the University of Potsdam. It includes important information regarding application, admission, and registration.

We are pleased that you have decided to pursue a master's degree at the University of Potsdam!

If you apply for a master's degree program, we will review whether your professional qualifications fulfill the requirements for master's studies in your chosen program. An application must be submitted for consecutive master's degree programs, regardless of whether they are with or without admission restrictions.

In our course catalogue you can check if your desired master’s program is admission-restricted.  Please note that you can apply for some degree programs only either for the summer or the winter semester. Please review the course catalogue to see whether it is possible to submit an application for a first semester in your desired master’s program for the winter and/or summer.

Special Note: Prospective Students who were/are enrolled in a master's degree program

Enrollment at the University of Potsdam

Advisory services on application process via uni-assist e.V.

1. Application Deadline

Online applications for our master’s degree programs are only possible within the subject-specific application deadlines. The list of the master’s degrees offered at the University of Potsdam is activated on April 01 for the winter semester and on November 01 for the summer semester. To find out what are the specific application deadlines, please consult the list of the master’s degree programs

The application deadlines are limitation periods and mandatory. Your application must be received by uni-assist in the required form by the application deadline. The receipt stamp is determinative. 

After the deadline has passed, it is no longer possible to submit an application or to submit additional documents. 

You do not incur any handling fees  when applying for a master’s degree at the University of Potsdam via uni-assist

2. Online Application - Step by Step

Preparation: Get information about the general and subject-specific admission requirements of your desired master’s degree program on our website Paths to the Master’s Degree

Step 1: Create your application account
Register for the uni-assist portal and answer the basic questions. Please note that you must enter a current address for the delivery of decisions to you! 

Step 2:  Apply online
You can find and select your preferred master's program via the search function. Use the list to get to the online form. Please follow the instructions and send your online form electronically to uni-assist. 

Step 3:  Print application
After you have submitted your online application form electronically, you will receive a PDF document which is the formal application for admission. Please print and sign this application form. 

Note that you always have to submit an application form wih a handwritten original signature. A computer and digitally generated signature such as a signature via a tablet is not recognized.

Step 4:  Submitting your signed application form
Then submit your signed application form in digital form to the document folder under 'my applications' of your uni-assist account. Please note your signed application form must be uploaded by the end of the application deadline 11:59 PM CET.

Please make sure to not send applications and supporting documents directly to the University of Potsdam. Applications directly submitted to the University of Potsdam by post or via email will not be processed and not be considered.

What happens next? You submitted your online application and all other supporting documents in the required format ? Then we recommend you consult our page Paths to the Master's Degree to learn about how your application will be processed and approximately when you will receive a response.

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Online portal | Myassist

Via the online portal Myassist you can submit your online application for master's degree programs listed on this page.

3. Application Documents

When you apply for a first semester, the following documents must be submitted in addition to the online application.

Documents you must submit online via your uni-assist application account: 

1. completed and signed admissions application. The admission application is the document that is compiled as a result of your online application on uni-assist. Please upload your signed application form to your 'document' folder.

2. simple copy (i.e. uncertified !) of the German- or English-language graduation certificate from your first degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Diplom, Magister).

Even if documentation of your first professional qualification is not yet available by the admission application deadline, you can still apply for admission. At the time of application, we require at least the following credit point information with a transcript of records (uncertified will suffice) that you attained up to this point in time:

  • at least 140 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 180 CP
  • at least 170 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 210 CP
  • at least 200 CP in a bachelor's degree with a total requirement of 240 CP 

If your graduation or preliminary certificate is in a language other than German or English, then you must submit a German or English translation certified by a sworn translator, along with a simple copy of this document. 

3. Diploma Supplement: a simple copy (i.e. uncertified) of the diploma supplement or other relevant documentation from your university regarding all coursework completed for your first professional degree.  You may also submit the module manual or the study and examination regulations of your degree program to evidence your qualification. If this coursework was completed at an institution of higher education other than the University of Potsdam, then this proof must include information regarding the credit points, form, content, and the examination modalities.

4. If applicable, a placement notification for the first semester. In order to learn more about the placement notification and under what circumstances it is necessary we recommend you read the section Application Documents and Transfer to the University of Potsdam and Change of Degree Program of our Frequently Asked Questions page.

5. Please consult the following overview below to determine which additional documents you need to upload to your uni-assist e.V. application account and which application deadlines apply to your master’s program.

Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Kultursemiotik

Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture




Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



Climate, Earth, Water, Sustainability

Clinical Exercise Science

Cognitive Science – Embodied Cognition

Cognitive Systems: Language, Learning and Reasoning

Computational Science


Data Engineering

Data Science

Digital Health

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods






Integrative Sport-, Bewegungs- und Gesundheitswissenschaft

Internationale Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Kultursemiotik

International Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL)

IT-Systems Engineering

Jüdische Studien

Jüdische Theologie

Kulturelle Begegnungsräume der Frühen Neuzeit

Linguistics: Empirical and Theoretical Foundations

Linguistik im Kontext: Erwerb - Kommunikation - Mehrsprachigkeit


National and International Administration and Policy

Osteuropäische Kulturstudien





Remote Sensing, geoInformation and Visualization

Romanische Philologie



Vergleichende Literatur- und Kunstwissenschaft


War and Conflict Studies

Wirtschaftsinformatik und Digitale Transformation



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