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PhD students and prospective PhD candidates

How to apply for a Ph.D. at the University of Potsdam

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a free online course where you'll learn how to find a doctoral position, how to write a good application and how to find a doctoral supervisor.

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Prospective PhD candidates

Unsure about starting a PhD? You are intent on doing a PhD but don't know how to find a supervisor? Find out more.

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Admission and Enrollment

Information about Admission and Enrollment in the University of Potsdam for international PhD candidates.

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If you need a visa for your research stay in Potsdam, you'll find out here. We are happy to provide more detailed information upon request.

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You are looking for a place to stay in Potsdam or Berlin? Information about housing conditions, rooms, guest houses, and flats can be found here.

Registration Form

To be able to assist you best, we kindly ask you to register with the Welcome Center via our online form.
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