The University of Potsdam had established numerous advisory services that can provide you with individualized support in any stage of your studies. They all share the common objective of guiding you to your successful graduation. This list of advisory services will help you find the right contact for you.
The Central Student Advisory Service advises current and prospective students about courses offerings, selecting a program, applications, planning a course of study, and changing subjects.
The university is making extensive efforts to equalize opportunities for students. Students with health impairments or disabilities can contact Robert Meile and his capable team.
Did you begin your career before starting your studies? Would you like specialized support as a new student? At the Central Student Advisory Service, Vera Yu can advise you on how best to organize your studies and can provide information about balancing family life, work, and higher education.
The Psychological Counseling office advises students with working or learning disabilities, test-taking anxiety, fear of public speaking, writer’s block, social difficulties, relationship problems, or other issues.
The Registrar’s Office provides information about the application and admission processes and helps students with enrollment, leaves of absence, re-registration, and de-registration.
The Central Examination Office is responsible for the administration of examinations.
certificate of performanceThe Departmental Advisory Office gives (prospective) students individualized information about a degree progran’s content, structure, and focus areas as well as certificates of performance.
The International Office advises University of Potsdam students on studying abroad. It also assists students from other countries with their applications and helps them get settled in.
The Service for Families is there to support the compatibility of university studies and family life.
The Career Service provides students with preliminary career counseling and helps them during the job application stage by calling their attention to relevant vacancies.
Even before graduation, Potsdam Transfer helps students who wish to start a company or realize a business idea.
The Center for Languages and Key Competences (Zessko) advises and assist students who wish to acquire transdisciplinary skills.
The Center for Teacher Training and Education Research (ZeLB) helps teachers in training with preparing and completing aspects of their teaching practice.
The General Student Committee (AStA) represents students’ political interests at the university and at large. It also organizes political and cultural education program and supports student projects.
The Potsdam Association for Student Affairs offers students affordable living space, assists them with the job search, advises them on German financial aid (BaföG), and advocates for freshly prepared food at reasonable prices on all University of Potsdam locations.