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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 20,881
Students at this campus 20,881
Semester contribution 296,06 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0.0 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
19.4 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
36.3 %
Humanities, Languages
30.1 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
7.0 %
Other studies
7.1 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
42.8 %
Master's degree
21.9 %
Teacher qualification degree
21.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
12.0 %
Other types of degrees
1.4 %

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 courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Latin, Ancient Greek, German as a Foreign Language (study preparation and alongside studies). more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. Students of the University of Potsdam can participate in the sports program of the universities in the state on student terms. The Potsdam University sports centre offers recreational sports for all students of the Potsdam universities: University of Potsdam, Film University, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. University sports offer a perfect sport balance to everyday student life: exceptionally wide range of courses, weekend workshops, events, competitive sports, health sports, team events, training and further education, break express, study break express, massage, sauna, acquisition of key competencies, family-friendly offers, integration and inclusion sports. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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