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Universität Potsdam

  • Am Neuen Palais 10
  • 14469 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-0
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1991
Total number of Students 21,229
Students at this campus 21,229
Semester contribution 304,16 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0.1 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
19.6 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
35.7 %
Humanities, Languages
30.2 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
7.4 %
Other studies
7.1 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
42.6 %
Master's degree
22.5 %
Teacher qualification degree
22.0 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
11.8 %
Other types of degrees
1.1 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The University Library Potsdam ensures the supply of information. It also offers access to over 30,000 e-journals, over 2 million e-books and around 1.3 million printed volumes, half of which are freely accessible in the 3 departmental libraries of the individual campuses. These are also important learning and working spaces for the students. The university library also supports teaching by offering information literacy and research by research data management, bibliometrics, retro-digitalisation, publication support and open access. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Latin, Ancient Greek. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Students of the University of Potsdam can participate in the sports program of the universities in the state on student terms. Participation is subject to fees. Hochschulsport Potsdam offers an exceptionally wide range of recreational sports for students and employees of Potsdam's universities: University of Potsdam, Film University, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. In addition to the course programme, weekend workshops, events, competitive sports, health sports, team events, family-friendly offers as well as integration and inclusion sports provide a perfect balance to everyday study or work. Fitness club, education and training, break express, study-break express, massage and the acquisition of key competences round off the offer. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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