If you are not registered at a university and you are not working towards a formal degree, but you would like to sit in on classes (a maximum of 8 hours per week per semester), you may register as an auditor at the University of Potsdam. Auditors must submit an application for auditor status each semester to the Office of Student Affairs
To sit in on a course, auditors need the instructor’s permission, and they must pay an auditor fee. You may not earn credit as an auditor. Thus, audited courses may not count towards a degree.
If you are earning a degree at another university and you are interested in taking supplemental courses at the University of Potsdam (e.g. because your home university does not offer them), you can apply to become a visiting student.
Please note that not all degree programs can guarantee spots for visiting students. This applies especially to programs with high enrollment numbers, where seats might be limited in order to allow University of Potsdam students to enroll in these courses. To become a visiting student and to enroll in the desired class, you must fulfill the prerequisites (qualifications) stated in the Course Regulations. Visiting students can earn credits, and they may take exams but they are not legally entitled to be admitted to exams.