Information on the consequences of the corona crisis on studies and teaching

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We receive many inquiries from students about studying under current COVID conditions: While some students are able to benefit from the advantages of online teaching, others tell us of problems and challenges caused or exacerbated by the pandemic, such as financial worries, social isolation, feeling unfamiliar with the degree program, listlessness, and pressure. Online courses often do not meet the initial expectations, and social contact with fellow students and faculty is more difficult. Many students report that they currently cannot imagine achieving the academic requirements at all or meeting their own standards.

We are moved by these reports. We listen to you, encourage you, and offer compassion. We would like you to enjoy your studies and to experience yourself as competent. We are aware that this is very difficult for many students in the current situation. However, you are not alone in this. Many people are suffering from the effects of the pandemic and are feeling insecure – including your fellow students and teaching staff members. We are sure that there will be better times – our campuses will be full of life again and we will meet again in the lecture halls, in full trains, on the way to classes, in the cafeteria, or in the queue at the dining hall.

Until that time comes, please feel free to take advantage of our advisory services and read the information on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on studying and teaching, which we continuously update here. This often takes away needless pressure and helps you find alternatives. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the university services listed on this website.

Online-Lehre Grafik

In focus: info website on online teaching

An overview for teaching staff at the University of Potsdam on how to conduct courses in virtual teaching and learning environments.

Advisory and other service facilities at the Student Affairs Division | Potsdam’s Association for Student Affairs (Studentenwerk) (BAföG funding, finances, housing)

General information on teaching operations, courses, and examinations at the University of Potsdam

Consequences for the submission of applications to the Division of Student Affairs

Consequences on your studies due to the introduction of individual standard periods of study

Consequences for practical school training (Teaching-related Master)

Consequences for examinations and examination administration at the University of Potsdam

Consequences for student affairs administration and PUCK at the University of Potsdam

Consequences for international program and exchange students

Consequences for international students who want to or have begun to study with the aim of obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Consequences for prospective students (entrance examinations, application, enrollment) who plan to start studying at the University of Potsdam

Contact information and obligation to report an infection with the coronavirus

Update:  March 24, 2022