Master's Degree Application via uni-assist e.V.

Studienangebot Master Sommersemester 2023 Coverbild

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

Admission process for the summer semester 2023

Applications for the following master's degree programs will have to be submitted via the Studienplatzportal of the University of Potsdam:

MSc Astrophysics
MA Germanisitik
MA Linguistik im Kontext: Erwerb - Kommunikation - Mehrsprachigkeit
MSc Mathematics
MA Philosophie
MSc Physik
MA Soziologie

In accordance with § 2 Section 2 of the General Entrance and Admission Regulations for Master’s Degree Programs not Related to Teacher Education at the University of Potsdam, the senate comission for teaching and learning has not transferred the responsibility of the admission procedure summer semester 2023 for the master's degree program specified above to the respective Examining Board.

For all other consecutive  master’s degree programs not related to teacher education at the University of Potsdam applications have to be submitted via uni-assist e.V.

1. Application phase for winter semester and summer semester intake

Online applications for our master’s degree programs are only possible within the subject-specific application deadlines. The master’s degrees offered at the University of Potsdam for first semester entry are being 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 date and  and timestamp of submission of your online application form  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 via uni-assist e.V. - 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  at uni-assist e.V.
Register for the uni-assist portal and answer the basic questions. Please note that you must enter a current address for the postal delivery of decision notices to you! 

Step 2:  Apply online via uni-assist e.V.
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 application form electronically to uni-assist. You can upload your application supporting documents such as a transcript of records or proof of language proficiency as detailed under point 3 of this page in the designated upload areas of your online application form.

You submit your online application by sending your online application form to uni-assist e.V. via their payment function. You will not be charged processing fees.

Please note that in order for your application to be considered submitted in time, you need to have sumbitted your online application form plus all required supporting documents (see point 3. Application Documents) by the end of the application deadline 11:59 PM CET/CEST. The date and timestamp of your submission is determinative.

Step 3:  Adding missing or additional documents via your uni-assist e.V. account
If you like to add new application supporting documents such as an updated transcript of records, you can add them via your personal documents folder of your uni-assist account after you submitted your online application form.  They will be processed by uni-assist e.V. accordingly.

Note that application supporting documents can only be considered which were uploaded by the end of the application deadline 11:59
PM CET/CEST. The date of the upload and timestamp is determinative.

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.

No documents need to be send via post to uni-assist e.V. All required documents must only be uploaded as a pdf.

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.

Uni Assist

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 as pdf or scan via your online application form or via your personal documents folder of your uni-assist account: 

1. Graduation certificate from your first degree: a pdf or scan (it does not need to be notarized) of your 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 (it does not need to be notarized) 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. 

2. Diploma Supplement: a pdf or scan 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.

3. 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. Application for admission to an advanced semester with a respective placement notice must be submitted directly to the Chair of the Examining Board of the master's degree program.

4. Please consult the following overview below to determine which additional documents you need to upload as pdf or scan 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

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

Software Systems Engineering



Vergleichende Literatur- und Kunstwissenschaft


War and Conflict Studies

Wirtschaftsinformatik und Digitale Transformation


* subject to approval by the MWFK

** annulled for the winter semester 2023/24. This degree program will not accept applications for admission anymore.


Advisory Office for Master's Application and Admission

Julia Schindler; Sarah Konc (on maternity leave); Malin Rudloff


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
House 8, Room 1.08


consulting hours
only with appointment