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Recognition of Study and Examination Achievements from Abroad

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You would like to study one or more semesters at a university abroad? You can also have these achievements recognised at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam upon application after your return.

Steps for the recognition of achievements from abroad

In order to transfer the study and examination achievements obtained abroad to your transcript of records at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, please follow the steps below:

Before starting your mobility abroad, you should sign a learning agreement with the persons responsible for stays abroad in your degree programme, in which you record the chosen modules and ECTS credits at the host university.

Templates already exist for our exchange programmes: the Online Learning Agreement for Erasmus+ (available after registering in the programme via the Mobility Online database) and the Study Agreement for bilateral exchanges. For individually organised stays (so-called free movers), we also recommend signing a Learning Agreement. You can use the Study Agreement template for this purpose.

At the beginning of your stay abroad, first make sure that the courses you have chosen will take place at the host university. If you are not able to take something as planned, discuss any changes to the learning agreement immediately with the student counselling service. Use the Learning and Study Agreements to record the changes in writing ("Changes to the Original Learning Agreement").

At the end of your stay or after your return, you will receive a transcript of records from the host university. This lists the achievements and grades obtained abroad. If this is not the case, be sure to obtain the usual proof of the modules/courses you have completed at the host university.

After your return, submit the application for recognition of study and examination achievements and enclose all supporting documents (learning agreement, transcript of records, if applicable, timetables, course descriptions, module overviews of the partner university).

You can download the application form from the MyCampus homepage under "Information from the Study and Examination Service Department".

The application is first checked for formal correctness and completeness at the Examination Service. Subsequently, the content is evaluated and a decision is made by the examination board of the relevant department or by the study commission of the relevant degree programme.

The grade conversion is carried out by the examination board of your department/programme and on the basis of the modified Bavarian formula.

The grades of recognised study and examination achievements are taken over in the case of comparable grading systems and included in the calculation of the module and overall grades.

In the case of non-comparable grading systems, the remark "passed" is included in the transcript of records and the performance is not taken into account in the calculation of the module and overall grade.

You will receive a written notification of the recognition decision.

Study and examination achievements obtained and recognised abroad are marked on the degree certificate.


We are happy to help you with all your concerns regarding study visits and internships abroad.