Skip to main content

International – Creating Space for Encounters

Pins auf Weltkarte mit Seilen verbunden
© Pixabay

You are studying or working at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and would like to gain experience in other countries? Or you would like to study at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam? We support you in your plans – with contacts, information and advice. We stand for cosmopolitanism and internationality. We establish partnerships, inform about exchange opportunities and plan events with space for encounters: think globally – act regionally.

News and announcements in the international office

More news
Girlande mit internationalen Flaggen
International Office
Study & Teaching


Language courses for students in the winter semester 2023/2024

Learn a new language, consolidate your knowledge or prepare specifically for a stay abroad. The Volkshochschule im Bildungsforum (VHS) Potsdam offers language courses for students of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in the winter semester 2023/24.

Die Preisträgerin des DAAD Presies, Phantina Sholi hält ihre Urkunde und ein Strauß Blumen hoch. Sie steht in einem grün bewachsenen Garten.
International Office

Press release

Awarding of the DAAD Prize 2023 to Phantina Sholi

Phantina Sholi, student in "Childhood Studies and Children's Rights (M. A.)", was awarded the DAAD Prize 2023 for her outstanding academic achievements and her remarkable intercultural commitment.

Studierende vor der Kukeldash Medrese in Buchara
CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering International Office
Study & Teaching


Successful start of the German-Uzbek Summer School 2022 in Bukhara

From 12 - 23.09.2022 a German-Uzbek Summer School in the project "Interdisciplinary at the Monument - Transfer, innovative methods and research-based learning in practical projects for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan" will take place at the Kukeldash Mederese in Bukhara.

DAAD-Preisträgerin Valeria Castañeda Ramirez
International Office Social and Educational Sciences

Press release

Dates of the international office

More events
International Office Info Event
2023/10/02 10:00 – 17:00
Zielgruppe: Prospective Students, Students
Location: House DRoom 011

Get involved

Titelbild FHP Connect mit Pins

FHP Connect

Every semester, under the motto FHP Connect, international events and excursions take place for students of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

International students can contact the FHP Connect team at any time with questions about studying and living in Potsdam.

FHP Connect

Eine blaue Figur hält eine rote Figure an den Händen fest.
© Emilia Cabrera, Sofia Cubillos, Reto Riha

Buddy Programm

In the Buddy Programme, students of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam support new international students with questions about studying at and everyday life in Potsdam and Berlin.

The Buddy Programme starts annually in the winter semester.

Buddy Programm

#SolidarityWithUkraine mit halbtransparenter Flagge der Ukraine auf einem Campusbild der FH Potsdam


The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is in intensive exchange with the Brandenburg universities, the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MWFK), the Studentenwerk Potsdam and the DAAD in order to support Ukrainian and Russian students at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in the best possible way. The International Office bundles offers for students as well as important news on the topic.



Weltkarte, die die globale Vernetzung illustriert.
© Adobe Stock/Visual Generation

Think globally – Act regionally

Students at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam experience cosmopolitanism and internationality. Those who cannot go abroad themselves for at least one semester will experience the diversity of cultures through teaching content and projects as well as through the different cultural backgrounds at the university. The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam will establish partnerships that promote a regulated exchange of students in coordinated programs and also enable international encounters and exchanges for employees through staff exchange formats.

International Profile of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Allgemeiner Podcast zum Studium, Banner

Podcast episode on your stay abroad during studies

La dolce study in Milan? No problem! There are many opportunities to study abroad at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Zoe and Freddy from the Campus Specialists talk to Anke Weiß from the International Office at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam about the possibilities.

Click here to listen to the podcast episode (german)

The international office introduces itself

The international office (IO) of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is a central service facility and the first point of contact for international matters. With its advisory services, it addresses all members of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam as well as prospective international students and visiting scholars. One of the focal points of the International Office's work is the internationalization of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in close cooperation with the university management, the departments and committees, and the Work Group "Internationales".

You can get information from us...

  • on studying at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam for prospective international students
  • on study-related stays abroad, international internships, semesters abroad, short stays
  • on the organization and financing of stays abroad
  • to establish and expand partnerships, networks or cooperation projects with universities in European and non-European countries
  • to support measures for international students, PhD students and visiting scholars and staff

The international office team