Skip to main content

The Welcome Center Potsdam is the central advisory and service point for international mobile researchers                     at the University of Potsdam and for members of GFZ, PIK, AWI, AIP and HPI.

We support you and your hosts in planning and implementing your stay in Potsdam/ Berlin and offer comprehensive information, advice and support before you come to Germany, during your stay here and before your departure.

Welcome Center Potsdam

Welcome Center Registration

As a new international researcher (PhD, PostDoc, Guest Researcher), we kindly ask you to register with us online so that we can assist you best

International Researchers during a Welcome Tour in Potsdam

Welcome Center Events

No matter if bike tour, cinema or information event - you'll get here the latest information about our (online) events.

coloured pencils


Daycare or school place? Child benefit and playground? Here you will find information on childcare, financial support and leisure activities.


Information about the flat hunt in Potsdam, Berlin and the surrounding areas can be found here.

Welcome Center on Instagram

Find us on Instagram

We keep you up to date on our projects as well as on our monthly community activities such as the city tours, climbing ropes, and much more.

Welcome Center on Facebook

Find us on Facebook

Apart from regular updates about workshops, events and leisure time activities, we also give you insights to our own projects and the International scientist community.

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research | Hasso Plattner Institute | Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam | Euraxess | Scholars at Risk Network
Photo: Stobbe