Shaping the world of tomorrow
The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is a place where all members of the university are committed and engaged sustainably in our community, in society and in the future – together and with the individual skills of all.
Who studies with us ...
... studies collaboratively in an uncluttered, inclusive environment characterized by high personal familiarity and intensive interaction between students and lecturers.
The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam promises barrier-free studies with regard to diversity, competencies, handicaps, languages and origin: As a comparatively family university, we cultivate a personal and helpful interaction with students – but also among lecturers. This enables us to provide individual support throughout the course of study.
... participates in teaching that cultivates inquiry-based learning and inspires teaching through research.
At the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam research, professional practice and teaching inspire each other and provide impulses for new approaches and ways of thinking. Components of teaching are the communication and application of current research findings, research-based learning and the facilitation of student research projects.
... experiences new, experimental formats alongside proven teaching forms that combine professional knowledge with social engagement in a democratic, pluralistic perspective.
Personal development and civic engagement are important educational goals at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam promotes an attitude characterized by openness, cooperation and appreciation for fellow human beings and the environment. In doing so, we practice an inclusive attitude and develop practices of sustainable action. Departmental and university-wide semester themes and projects accompany us in this.
... will be professionally prepared for digital methods of teaching, learning and working, but will also have an eye on the side effects of the digital transformation.
Digital teaching and learning formats are part of everyday life at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The digitalization of life and work is currently shaping a profound process of social change. The ability to critically question as well as the design of digital change and its social consequences are both teaching methods and content of our teaching.
... learns both regionally and internationally networked with companies, institutions and universities.
The study programs of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam see themselves as part of a network of regional as well as international partners and underpin the application orientation and practical relevance of the training with transfer projects and real laboratories. Mobility windows in the curricula promote the international exchange and intercultural experience of students as well as lecturers .
... thinks interdisciplinary as an expert in his or her own field.
On the basis of secure professional knowledge and experience, the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam opens up scope for interdisciplinary discourse and cultivates interdisciplinary thinking in various teaching and research formats. Only by connecting one's own expertise to other disciplines does one succeed in asking adequate questions and providing differentiated answers for dealing with the present.
... will return after graduation, e.g. as a lecturer, research project collaborator, colleague, continuing education or doctoral student.
We look forward to seeing you again at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam! Alumni enrich teaching, research, transfer and our academic community with their skills and professional experiences. Lifelong learning and academic careers continue at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam: we offer career options, a variety of continuing education opportunities, and the possibility of cooperative doctorates.
Application & Study Organization
You would like to apply for one of our degree programs? You can find all the information about applying for your desired degree program on the respective degree program page.
For general information on application and enrollment procedures, as well as information on part-time study, guest auditioning, and second degree study, please see the general application pages.
Good organization will help you through your studies. The staff members of the Study and Examination Services will accompany you administratively through your entire studies and are your counseling center for questions from application to graduation.
Der Studien-Info-Service is thereby your first point of contact for general questions about studying.
FHP Entrepreneurship School
Is self-employment a viable option for your own career? How do you run a sustainable business? What do start-up ideas have to bring along to be sustainable? In the seminars and workshops of the FHP Entrepreneurship School students can pursue these questions and become FHPreneurs.
The scholarship programme of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is one of the 13 organisations for the promotion of talented students in Germany and provides scholarships to students and doctoral candidates from Germany and abroad, from all subjects and at all universities.
Take advantage of the opportunity to study at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in the winter semester 2023/24: For some study programs there are still free places, extended application deadlines and the option to participate in the lottery.
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.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study Childhood Studies and Children's Rights in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Applications are open until 15 May!