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Junior Studies Program

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Joshua, Junior Student as of winter 2021

„The Junior Studies Program is a great thing. I am gaining valuable knowledge that is helping me sort out questions related to my studies. The insights I have gained, my broadened horizon, and the challenges I face allow me to excel. Thanks to this experience, I will be able to begin a regular degree program in an informed and well-considered way. I can highly recommend the Junior Studies Program to anyone who has the desire for personal growth.“

What is the Junior Studies Program?

Are you feeling that your classes at school don’t demand enough of you?  Are you looking for new challenges?  Would you like to participate in courses at the University of Potsdam during your time at school, becoming familiar with scientific methods and ways of working in specific subjects and promoting your individual abilities in a targeted way?

Then the Junior Studies Program is just right for you. In the framework of Junior Studies, pupils have the possibility to participate in courses in parallel to school, earning credits that can also be recognized later when you study.

How do I become a junior student?

If you would like to be accepted as a junior student at the University of Potsdam, you will need to take part in a two-stage admission process.  The prerequisite for applying is proof of good academic performance and the agreement of your parents and your school. In addition, a statement of purpose from the applicant and a written assessment from the specialist subject teacher will need to be submitted. You are welcome to get in touch with the advisor for the Junior Studies Program before you apply to discuss any questions you may have about your application, including, for example, which degree programs might be suitable for you.

If the excellent academic achievement and the applicant’s high level of motivation are clear from the documents submitted, the candidates receive an invitation to the second stage of the process. 

The second stage of the selection process consists of an interview that the applicant will hold with an advisor from the Central Student Advisory Service.

You will find forms and tips for the applicationhere.

Photo of Joshua Katholy

Joshua, Junior Student as of winter 2021

„The Junior Studies Program is a great thing. I am gaining valuable knowledge that is helping me sort out questions related to my studies. The insights I have gained, my broadened horizon, and the challenges I face allow me to excel. Thanks to this experience, I will be able to begin a regular degree program in an informed and well-considered way. I can highly recommend the Junior Studies Program to anyone who has the desire for personal growth.“

Junior Studies Program Informational Event

Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Link to the Zoom-Meeting
Password: 12345678

Contact

Central Student Advisory Service

 

Am Neuen Palais Campus | Building 08, Room 0.16