From Abroad (Incoming)

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences considers the number of international students, and especially their professional supervision and sociocultural integration, to be a reflection of the faculty’s abilities and its importance as a place for teaching and research. This is why, on the one hand, we focus on the mobility of international students and increasing the number of incoming students through a wide network of cooperative partnerships (e.g. in the context of Erasmus+). On the other hand, we also focus on the challenging aspect of supervision and support.

This means, for example:

  • Increasing the transparency of the courses on offer and the performance requirements in the different subjects and modules by providing better access to information, especially as related to English-language courses;
  • Reliable information on the faculty homepage to ensure and facilitate recognition of credits by the home university; reliable information on the kind of work to be done in the context of examinations

Service and Contact

International Office

The International Office of the University of Potsdam offers competent advising for all questions relating to student mobility.

Integration Tutors

These tutors will help you with the creation of course timetables, provide you with information on the course and structure of your studies, and assist you with study-related difficulties.

Counselor for Conflict Management

The Counselor supports international students and employees as well as employees and students with a migrant background.

Erasmus+ Coordinator

Your contact for questions about your Erasmus+ stay at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

Departmental Advisors

The faculty’s departmental advisors are your point of contact for questions about the range of courses offered.

The faculty’s Global Café initiated in cooperation with the PCPM, Master Public Management, promotes intercultural exchange and offers a platform for becoming aware of international topics, problems, and interests.

Information about Your Studies and Your Stay International Bachelor’s and Master’s Students

International Bachelor & Master Students

Information regarding your studies for students seeking a bachelor's or master's degree at the University of Potsdam.

International Exchange Students

You will study or plan to study at the University of Potsdam via an exchange program or Erasmus+? Then you will find everything you need to know here.

Learning German

The University of Potsdam offers a wide range of courses to get to know both German and Germany. You will find additional information here.

Buddy Program

In the Buddy Program, Potsdam students offer support to international students as they adjust to everyday student life and German society.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

ESN offers events on the integration of international students organized by volunteer students from all academic disciplines.

A Successful Start to University Studies for International Students

The program includes a variety of courses for admitted and/or enrolled international students to prepare for and support you during your studies.

Code of Conduct

The binding standards in the areas of information and marketing, admission, supervision and follow-up services.

Courses Taught in English

Various international degree programs are offered at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences; above all, there are courses offered in English in the master’s programs. The faculty’s course catalog, which also provides information on courses from past semesters as an archive, is an important tool for international students who are planning to stay or spend part of their studies at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

The faculty strives continually to increase the proportion of English-language courses in the different subject areas. The faculty’s departmental advisors are your point of contact for questions about the range of courses offered.

Including the number of credit points as well as the semesters in which the courses will be offered. A course usually takes no longer than a semester. Should a course have a duration of two semesters, it will be indicated here.