Studying During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Measures and Recommandations in the Facilities of the Studentenwerk

The Studentenwerk Potsdam is there for students during the Corona Pandemic. On this page, we provide information about financial aid, consultation hours, and special hygiene measures in our canteens and cafeterias.

Important note:

Student Financing / Financial aids


  • Consultation Hours by telephone BAföG consultants: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am – 11.30 am, Tuesday: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • With the implementation of the university pandemic ordinance on October 14, 2020 and the corresponding adjustment of January 28, 2021 the individual standard period of study was extended by one semester for all students enrolled in the summer semester 2020 or winter semester 2020/21. BAföG recipients will therefore receive up to two semester longer BAföG. In addition, the certificate of achievement required by § 48 BAföG can be presented one or two semesters later.
  • BAföG applications can be submitted online or in paper form. Printed BAföG application forms are available at the Studentenwerk Potsdam's main office, in the hallway in front of the entrance door.

Canteens and Cafeterias

  • Many of our catering facilities are already limited open or closed. We ask you to act in solidarity and to pay attention to the hygiene instructions during your visit to the canteen. More information on the reopening of the canteens and cafeterias
  • The canteens at the University of Potsdam campuses in Golm and at Neues Palais offer lunch from 11 am to 1.30 pm.
  • The canteen Griebnitzsee is open from Monday to Friday, from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm
  • The canteen Brandenburg an der Havel is reopening on Monday, 31st of May 2021 and will be serving lunch from Monday to Friday between 11 am and 2 pm.
  • A temporary lunch counter has been set up in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 142 residence hall. From Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., lunch To Go can be purchased here. The menu is based on the menu offered by the Mensa am Neuen Palais.
  • You are required to wear a medical mask when visiting our canteens.

Student housing

  • Consultation Hours by telephone: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am – 11.30 am, Tuesday, Thursday: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • The residence halls of the Studentenwerk remain open. Rental agreements are also still being signed. The administration and the caretakers can be contacted by phone or e-mail.
  • You are entering the state of Brandenburg and have visited a risk area within 10 days before entering (see risk areas (DE))? Then you will have to go into a 10-day quarantine directly after your entry. You can provide us with a confirmation from the responsible health authority with a negative corona test result and a medical certificate? Then your quarantine period my be shortened. Please note: This test must be carried out at least five days after entry. The interim period must be spent in quarantine.
  • Further information is available at: 

Counselling and Job Placement

  • Social counselling: Social counselling currently takes place exclusively by telephone or e-mail. Consultation hours by telephone: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Psychosocial counselling: Please make an appointment by e-mail for a subsequent telephone consultation.
  • Job placement: Job offers are still being placed. You can contact us by telephone or e-mail.

More information and links

Information of the Universities in Potsdam, Brandenburg an der Havel and Wildau