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Study outside Europe - Bilateral Exchange

Europe is not enough for you? Then take part in our bilateral exchange programme. Here you habe the opportunity to study at one of our partner universities outside Europe for one or two semesters.

Bilateral Exchange Programme at a glance

Comprehensive support

You will study between three and twelve months in a coordinated programme at one of the partner universities of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. You will be supported by the International Office in your preparation and during your stay.

Recognition of academic achievement

The exchange programme clearly regulates the recognition of achievements made abroad at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam - this allows you to easily integrate the study stay at our partner university into your studies.

Recognition of study achievements from abroad


Tuition fees at the partner university are dropped. You will have to take care of further financing yourself.

We are happy to advise you on suitable financing options for stays at our other partner universities.

Who can participate?

You can apply for a place in the exchange programme if you

  • are enrolled in a full-time programme of study (degree programme) at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. International students who do not have their main residence in the target country may also apply.
  • are at least in their 3rd semester of higher education at the beginning of the stay.
  • can prove that they have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction at the partner university. Depending on the partner university, you may have to prove this by providing proof of language proficiency.


Submit the completed application form together with the following documents by e-mail to

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Current transcript of records (extract from My.Campus)
  • Language certificate(s) for the language of instruction
  • Portfolio (for design degree programmes)

Selection procedure

The International Affairs Officer in your degree programme or department will make a decision together with the International Office. Several aspects play a role in the selection: your academic performance, your motivation and the meaningfulness of the planned stay in relation to your studies or career goal, as well as your knowledge of the language of instruction.


PROMOS scholarship at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

The PROMOS scholarship provides financial support for your study stay at a partner university abroad. You can apply at the International Office at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

PROMOS scholarship

Overview of funding opportunities

We have compiled an overview of the funding opportunities for your stay abroad. If you need advice, please make an appointment with the International Office.

Overview of financing options

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Partner universities abroad

Search our database for suitable partner universities outside Europe.

Partner universities


Vorlage Übersetzung Leistungsübersicht - Transcript of Records (DOCX, 49.57 KB)
Vorlage für die Übersetzung der Leistungsübersicht im Kontext von Auslandsaufenthalten


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