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Junior Studies Program

If you would like to be accepted as a junior student at the University of Potsdam, you will need to take part in a selection process. You will find forms and guidance for the application here.

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
  • 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.

TIMELINE OF APPLICATION PROCESS AND JUNIOR STUDIES PROGRAM
Timeperiod
May 1 – 31Application Period
June 15 – September 15
Interviews
Applicants notified of Junior Studies program admission decisions
September 15 – 30Study agreement signed
Early October
Introductory Event
Mid-OctoberClasses begin
December 15 – January 15Feedback meetings on Junior Studies progress so far
Late February
Classes 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:

Contact

Central Student Advisory Service

 

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