Information on Starting Your Studies

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Welcome to the University of Potsdam! Starting your studies means entering a new and unique world. A world with many unknown faces, jargon, routines, rules, and traditions. A world with many opportunities – that can be overwhelming at first. To clear these hurdles as early as possible, get you started on the right foot, and keep it all fun, we’ve compiled the web pages below with the most important information as well as a few pointers.

Dear first semester students, we would like to motivate you to take advantage of a vaccination offer as soon as possible. The reason behind this is that access to on-site events at institutions of higher education will only be guaranteed  if proof of vaccination, testing, or recovery from COVID-19 can be provided (also called 3G or GGG status in German for “geimpft, getestet oder genesen”).

Vaccination information

Tips & Tricks for Starting Your University Studies

Tips & Tricks for New Students - Getting off to a good start in times of COVID-19