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Junior Studies Program

How Do I Become a Junior Student?

Prospective junior studies may apply to begin studying in the winter semester only. The application process is in two stages. In the first stage, we seek to find out what motivates you to become a junior student. You also need an expert assessment from a teacher who knows you from class and teaches a subject related to your desired junior studies discipline. In addition, we need permission from your parents and your school. Submit the following documents to the University of Potsdam between May 1 and May 31: 

  • An assessment from the school administration and a class teacher recommending you for the junior studies program
  • A permission form signed by your parents (only for applicants who are under 16 years of age)
  • A copy of your school report cards from the past two semesters
  • A statement of purpose for participating in the junior studies program (one A4 page maximum)

The second stage of the selection process consists of an interview with each applicant, a University of Potsdam lecturer, and an advisor from the Central Student Advisory Service.

If the University of Potsdam and your school agree that you are a good fit, you will be admitted to the Junior Studied Program at the University of Potsdam.

April 27, 2021Online Informative Event via Zoom | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
You will receive the necessary links to the meeting after you have registered via E-Mail
May 1 – 31Application Period
June 15 – September 15Interviews
Applicants notified of Junior Studies program admission decisions
September 15 – 30Study agreement signed
Early OctoberIntroductory Event
Mid-OctoberClasses begin
December 15 – January 15Feedback meetings on Junior Studies progress so far
Late FebruaryClasses end
March 1 – 31Final Meetings
Conferral of certificate and certificate of performance
Decision on wether Junior Studies will continue

For any questions about your application, please contact:


Central Student Advisory Service


Campus | Am Neuen Palais
Building 08, Room 0.16
14469 Potsdam