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Master's Degree Programs (except teaching-oriented)

If you have received an admission notification from the Examining Board, and if you fulfill all enrollment requirements, you may enroll for a master's degree program.

You may apply for enrollment

  • for the summer semester from February 15 until April 15
  • for the winter semester from August 15 until October 15

Please note: If possible, we recommend that you enroll by the end of March (for the summer semester) or by the end of September (for the winter semester) in order to ensure that you may commence with your studies at the very beginning of the semester.

1. Students who are already enrolled at the University of Potsdam and who wish to continue their studies in a non-teaching-oriented master's degree progam.

Information on transferring in a master's degree program is available here: Transferring from bachelor to master.

2. New students who have not earned the degree entitling them to study for a master's degree at the University of Potsdam, or who are not beginning their master's degree program immediately after earning their bachelor's degree at the UP.

Enrollment for master's degree programs is done via the University Admissions Portal. After you have entered the information required for enrollment, the application for enrollment will be created (PDF file). This application must be signed and sent to the Office of Student Affairs together with the documents required for enrollment by post.

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University Admissions Portal

You can use this portal from September 4, 2020 to October 15, 2020 to enroll in master's degree programs (except teaching-oriented) for the winter semester 2020/21.

Information about Preliminary Enrollment

(Not applicable to master's degree programs designed for continuing education.)

Due to the amendment to the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz – BbgHG) of July 1, 2015, you will be able to provisionally enroll in a master's degree program as of winter semester 2015/2016 if the necessary proof of a completed bachelor's degree cannot be submitted by April 30 (for the summer semester) or October 30 (for the winter semester). For preliminary enrollment, it is sufficient to submit the "Declaration of the completion of all academic requirements for the degree for provisional enrollment" incl. a confirmation from your university (see also: pages 3 / 4 of the "Application for Enrollment"). You may only submit such a declaration if all academic achievements required for the degree have been properly registered, completed and submitted and if only their evaluation or grading is still pending. You can be provisionally enrolled in a master's degree program provided that the other enrollment requirements have been fulfilled. Applications for preliminary enrollment are not processed before March 15/September 15 unless you submit proof of a completed bachelor's degree beforehand.

Please note: If you fail to submit proof of the completed bachelor's degree to the Office of Student Affairs by the end of the first semester of the master's degree program (March 31 or September 30), enrollment shall be revoked retrospectively. Therefore, please ensure that you have completed your degree when you provisionally enroll in a master's degree program, and ask for advice in due time if there are any uncertainties, i. e. at least 6 weeks before the end of the semester. If you completed your bachelor's degree at the University of Potsdam, then the Examination Office will provide assistance. If your previous degree was obtained at another university, please contact the responsible office of your former university. The Central Student Advisory Service can inform you about possible risks and consequences of a preliminary enrollment in a master's degree program.

Overview of the documents to be submitted

After your enrollment documents have been processed and if they are complete, we will send you information on paying the semester fees to the e-mail address provided in the University Admissions Portal.

After your payment has been received, your Potsdam University's Chip Card (PUCK) will be issued and sent to you by post if you provided an address in Germany. The envelope will contain:

Note for prospective international students

The website of the International Office will provide international students with detailed information to help them prepare for enrollment.