The University of Potsdam is the largest university in Brandenburg and fourth largest in Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area. It is known for its reputable education and research locations Germany and Europe. The university was founded in 1991, with more than 20,000 students enrolled and over 2,000 academic and administrative staff.
The university situated across four campuses in three locations:
• New Palace, Sanssouci – resides the Institutes of Mathematics and Sports. It is an 18th century baroque buildings situated near Park Sanssouci
• Golm – home for the Faculties of Humanities, Mathematics and Science with state-of-the-art research facilities. Three of the Max Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes and start-up center GO:IN also resides here.
• Babelsberg – houses the Faculties of Law, Economics and Social Studies, Institute of Computer Science, situated in the city border of Berlin near the vicinity of the famous Babelsberg film Studios.
The University of Potsdam offers scholarship program for post-graduate students but the opportunities are vary according to country of origin or in the field of study. Tuition fees also varies on nationality and study programs, however, there is no tuition fees applied for German students and EU/EEA students.
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I did my Erasmus at this university. It was quite good to do it there because as a student you get lots of advantages as public transport for free, low prices at the coffee shop, at the restaurant area, also at the sports or languages courses and also facilities to find a room. On the other hand, it was sometimes hard to follow the explanations, they were all in German and didn’t give any facilities to foreign students.
The university of Potsdam has a nicely located campus. The administration building is situated in a castle that is a part of UNESCO World Heritage.
The studies are divided into compulsory and selective courses. They are interesting, show students new way of thinking, broaden their horizons and are taught by open-minded professors. They are helpful and for sure not narrow-minded. Topics they choose to talk about during lectures and the ways of thinking they try to show students are innovatory and interesting. Professors do not criticize, they show the path. Each student has always a possibility to choose the theme he is interested in. There is a quite large scale. It is a pity that sometimes there are more students than the spots offered in course. So you should compete with another students by doing the additional tasks from professor, what should not be!
Maybe I would like to see more newest technologies to support the studying process. A little bit complicated as well to fulfill all the requirements of studying program: one should visit lectures and seminars, do the projects, write assignments, do the tasks (sometimes very extensive!) for seminars, which not always corresponds the real possibility of having time for ALL this almost at he same time. Sometimes one receives a little amount of credits for a very big amount of job done. Of job and imagination used.
But the connection with Berlin is perfect and food in Mensa is so cheap!