University of Potsdam

Germany

Public

University of Potsdam

Potsdam, Germany

Public

43:57

Male : Female

71%

Acceptance Rate

43:57

Male : Female

71%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations, and Rankings

University of Potsdam (UP) is a public research university in Germany, which was established in 1991. It is located in the Federal State of Brandenburg. With a total strength of more than 20,000 students, it is the largest university in the State. The University of Potsdam is ranked #479 in Best Global Universities. It also ranked 701–750 by QS World University Ranking 2022, 251-300 by Times Higher Education (THE) 2022– World University Ranking, 28 by THE Young University Ranking 2022, 401 –500 by Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2019, 3 by Start-up Radar 2018, 11 by Humboldt-Ranking 2017. 

Infrastructure, Campuses, and the Courses

The Faculty of Arts is located on the Am Neuen Palais campus, which is next to Sanssouci Park. The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Human Sciences is located in rural Golm, where one of the biggest science parks in the area has grown. Both the Law Faculty and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences are located in Griebnitzsee. In 1991, the University of Potsdam was newly established—organizationally, legally, and in terms of its curriculum—but its buildings were already there. During the early years, several of the listed buildings had major renovations, but over the past 10 years, many new structures have been built. The University of Potsdam offers various Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral courses in German as well as the English language. It also offers international degree programs. At present, more than 25 international Master’s degree programs are offered at the university out of which 18 programs are offered in English. The courses are offered under seven faculties namely the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Digital Engineering Faculty, and Faculty of Health Sciences.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

University of Potsdam (UP) has strong collaboration with renowned research institutes and centers. Since its establishment, the university is known to offer excellent teaching and learning for its students. It is one of the best research institutes in the region. Potsdam has more than 40 academic research institutions and is located in the vibrant metropolitan city of Brandenburg. Some notable alumni of the University of Potsdam are Hubertus Heil – Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs in the fourth cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Svenja Jung – German actress, Franziska Weber –German sprint canoer, Abraham Taherivand – German computer scientist and board member of Wikimedia Germany. 

Student Diversity and the Visiting Companies

University Of Potsdam is a very diverse university. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. Students from all over the world come here to study. Many reputed companies come to this university to provide placement opportunities like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GmbH, EY, Deloitte, SAP, Deutscher Bundestag, Zalando, KPMG Deutschland BASF, Siemens, Bayer, Hasso Plattner Institute, PwC Deutschland, Capgemini, etc. 

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International Students %

11%

International Students %

11%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

251-300

Global Ranking

THE-2022

251-300

Global Ranking

THE-2022

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Scholarships

The aim of this grant programme is to support doctoral projects in Germany.

Eligibility

Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

Applicability

An application is to be submitted which is reviewed by the independent selection committee.

The aim of this grant programme is to support doctoral projects in Germany.

Eligibility

Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

Applicability

An application is to be submitted.

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study

Eligibility

Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the field of Music at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme; if this is not possible, you should have at least exhausted all the training options available for your instrument in your country of origin.

Applicability

An application is to be submitted.

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study.

Eligibility

Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the field of Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme; if this is not possible, you should have at least exhausted all the training options available for your instrument in your country of origin.

Applicability

An application is to be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

The University of Potsdam accepts any documents or transcripts issued in German or English language. However, if the document is issued in a language other than English or German it must be submitted along with a German or English translation prepared by a sworn translator.
The University of Potsdam accepts any documents or transcripts issued in German or English language. However, if the document is issued in a language other than English or German it must be submitted along with a German or English translation prepared by a sworn translator.
Application deadlines are cut-off periods. Applications submitted beyond the application deadline cannot be accepted.
Application deadlines are cut-off periods. Applications submitted beyond the application deadline cannot be accepted.
No, application deadlines are not flexible so candidates must submit the essential documents before time.
No, application deadlines are not flexible so candidates must submit the essential documents before time.
Admission-free/open admission: If a degree course has open admission, then all applicants can get admitted to the Program if applied on time with a duly filled form and requirements. Restricted Admission (NC UP): If only a certain number of students can be admitted and enrolled in this program, then this Program is admission restricted. If the number of applicants is higher than the places for the degree then there will be selected on the basis of Legal provisions.
Admission-free/open admission: If a degree course has open admission, then all applicants can get admitted to the Program if applied on time with a duly filled form and requirements. Restricted Admission (NC UP): If only a certain number of students can be admitted and enrolled in this program, then this Program is admission restricted. If the number of applicants is higher than the places for the degree then there will be selected on the basis of Legal provisions.
A minimum of 6.5 IELTS is required at the University Of Potsdam.
A minimum of 6.5 IELTS is required at the University Of Potsdam.

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