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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 22,006
Students at this campus 22,006
Semester contribution 304,16 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0.1 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
19.9 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
36.1 %
Humanities, Languages
29.6 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
7.7 %
Other studies
6.7 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
42.5 %
Master's degree
22.8 %
Teacher qualification degree
22.6 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
11.6 %
Other types of degrees
0.5 %

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. Languages offered: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Latin, Ancient Greek. The EDUC universities (please see https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/educ/mitmachen/sprachkurse) offer language courses for each language level at regular intervals in the respective national languages of the partner countries. Zessko has opened a course in German as a foreign language for EDUC students. 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 in university sports at other universities is generally also possible at terms less favourable than at one’s own university. University sports in Potsdam include an extraordinarily broad range of recreational sports for students and staff of the universities in Potsdam: University of Potsdam, Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. In addition to the course programme, weekend workshops, events, competitive sports, health sports, team events, family-friendly offers as well as sports focussing on integration and inclusion offer a perfect balance to everyday life as a student or in the job world. The offer also includes a fitness club, initial and in-service training, break express, study-break express, massage and acquisition of key skills. Sports: 220 different offers in the sports areas of racquet games, body & mind, group fitness, athletics & individual sports, family sports, water sports, martial arts, fitness club, online courses, preventive sports, sports travel, dance, student health management and team events more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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