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Application via uni-assist e.V.

Available Programs of Study – Master (PDF, 5MB)

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

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 electronically, you will receive a PDF document which is the formal application for admission. Please print and sign this application form. 

Step 4: Sending the application documents
Then send the signed application with the documents mentioned under step 3 to uni-assist only and the following address: 

uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Please make sure to not send applications and supporting documents directly to the University of Potsdam. Applications directly submitted to the University of Potsdam will not be processed.

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.

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

If you have questions about our application process via uni-assist,

you are welcome to contact us via postgraduateadmissionsuni-potsdamde

If you have questions regarding your enrollment process

please contact Dr. Birgit Bismark at the Office of Student Affairs.

3. Application Documents

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

Please send the following documents to uni-assist online and by post

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.  

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

1. 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. 

2. 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.

3. 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.

If you have questions about our application process via uni-assist,

you are welcome to contact us via postgraduateadmissionsuni-potsdamde

If you have questions regarding your enrollment process

please contact Dr. Birgit Bismark at the Office of Student Affairs.

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Applied Cultural Studies and Cultural Semiotics


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Business Administration

Business Informatics and Digital Transformation


Clinical Exercise Science

Cognitive Science – Embodied Cognition

Cognitive Systems: Language, Learning and Reasoning

Comparative Literature and Art

Computational Science

Contemporary History


Data Engineering

Data Science

Digital Health

Earth Sciences

Eastern European Cultural Studies

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation


Educational Sciences

Foreign-language Linguistics


German Studies

Integrated Sports-, Movement- and Health Sciences

International Applied Cultural Studies and Cultural Semiotics

International Experimental and Clinical Linguistics (IECL)

IT-Systems Engineering

Jewish Studies

Jewish Theology


Linguistics: Communication-Variation-Multilingualism


National and International Administration and Policy

Nutrition Sciences



Political Science


Remote Sensing, geoInformation and Visualization

Romance Philology


Spaces of Cultural Encounter in the Early Modern Period


War and Conflict Studies


Enquiries regarding applications via uni-assist


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