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Universität Potsdam

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Established in 1991, the Universität Potsdam (University of Potsdam) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Potsdam (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Brandenburg. Officially recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Brandenburg (Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of Brandenburg), Universität Potsdam (UP) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Universität Potsdam (UP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. The acceptance rate range is 100% making this German higher education organization a non-selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universität Potsdam's Control Typepublic


Universität Potsdam's Entity Typenon-profit


Universität Potsdam' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Universität Potsdam's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenon-selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Potsdam
Acronym UP
Founded 1991
Motto Klein aber fein
Small but excellent
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University Location

Address Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Brandenburg
Universität Potsdam's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universität Potsdam Phone Number +49 (331) 9770
Universität Potsdam Fax Number +49 (331) 972163

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universität Potsdam's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universität Potsdam's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universität Potsdam's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universität Potsdam.

Universität Potsdam: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
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0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universität Potsdam's admission information.

Universität Potsdam's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universität Potsdam's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universität Potsdam a selective admission policy? None, open admission policy.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universität Potsdam's acceptance rate range is 100% making this institution a non-selective higher education institution.

Universität Potsdam's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Potsdam has more than 2000 international students.

Universität Potsdam's Admission Office Admission Office

(331) 9 77 17 60

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universität Potsdam.

Universität Potsdam's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universität Potsdam has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Universität Potsdam's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Universität Potsdam's Control Type Control Type

Universität Potsdam is a public higher education institution.

Universität Potsdam's Entity Type Entity Type

Universität Potsdam is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universität Potsdam's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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Universität Potsdam's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universität Potsdam does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Potsdam's main facilities:

Universität Potsdam's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universität Potsdam's Library

Universität Potsdam's Housing University Housing

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Universität Potsdam's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universität Potsdam's main services:

Universität Potsdam's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Universität Potsdam's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universität Potsdam's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Universität Potsdam's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Universität Potsdam's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universität Potsdam's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universität Potsdam is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Brandenburg

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universität Potsdam's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universität Potsdam 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universität Potsdam's Facebook page Universität Potsdam's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universität Potsdam's X (formerly Twitter) page Universität Potsdam's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universität Potsdam's YouTube channel Universität Potsdam's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universität Potsdam's Instagram page Universität Potsdam's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universität Potsdam's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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