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Master's Degree Programs (except teaching-oriented)

If you have received an admission notification from the examination committee, 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 course of studies in a non-teaching-oriented master’s.

Information on transferring into a master’s degree program is available here: transferring from bachelor to master.

2. Beginning students whose necessary qualifications to continue in a master’s degree program were not earned 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 takes place via the Online Application Portal. After you have entered the information required for enrollment, the respective application 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.

Due to the current situation, the application and enrollment process for the winter semester 2020/2021 will be subject to change regarding the dates and deadlines for application and enrollment.  You can register in the online application portal and prepare enrollment application. Application for enrollment is possible from September 14, 2020.

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Online Application Portal

You can use this portal from September 14, 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 for 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 on Submission of Course Achievements Relevant for the Degree" incl. confirmation of your university (see also: pages 3 / 4 of the "Application for Enrollment"). You may only make such a declaration if all academic achievements have been properly registered, completed or submitted and their evaluation or grading is still pending. You will be provisionally enrolled in a master’s program provided that the other admission requirements have been fulfilled. Applications for enrollment are processed not before March 15/ September 15 unless you have submitted proof of a completed bachelor’s degree earlier.

Please note: If you fail to submit such proof of a completed bachelor’s degree to the Office of Students 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 during the preliminary master's enrollment period that you have completed your degree, and ask for advice 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 Office of Student Affairs / 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 will inform you about possible risks and consequences of a preliminary enrollment in a master’s program.

Overview of the documents to be submitted

After your enrollment papers have been processed, and if your materials are complete, we will send you information on paying the semester fees to the e-mail address provided in the online portal.

After your payment, your Potsdam University’s Chip Card (PUCK) will be issued and delivered by post. The envelope contains:

Note for prospective international students

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