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Studying During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Measures and Recommandations in the Facilities of the Studentenwerk

Status: 04.09.2020

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

Important note:

Student Financing

Canteens and Cafeterias

  • Some of our catering facilities are already open, others will reopen soon. More information on the reopening of the canteens and cafeterias
  • Our Food Hopper is currently located at Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 142 and serves fresh food from Monday to Frday between 11.15 am and 13.30 pm.
  • Please wear a mouth and nose protection when entering our dining facilities. At present, it is not possible to eat in large groups on site.


  • Students entitled to BAföG do not suffer any disadvantages due to the postponement of attendance courses. Further information is available at:
  • The State Government of Brandenburg is planning changes to the Brandenburg Higher Education Act by the beginning of October. This means that students will be able to extend their individual standard period of study in an unbureaucratic and simple way.For the time being, the obligatory performance certificates (usually after the 4th semester) must still be submitted. If you were not able to continue your studies as planned, please indicate the concrete delays in your studies on the application or in the form for the justification (BAföG representative*r of the university must confirm and countersign the correctness).
  • 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.

Student housing

  • 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 have applied for a place in a student residence for the winter semester and are now waiting for an offer? Since the dates for enrollment at the universities have partly been postponed and the lecture period sometimes starts later, our offers can also be sent out later. Please be patient a little longer.
  • Students who enter the state of Brandenburg and have stayed in a risk area within 14 days before entering the country (see risk areas) must be tested for the coronavirus.
  • Further information is available at: 

Counselling and Job Placement

  • Social counselling: Social counselling currently takes place exclusively by telephone or e-mail. Consultation hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Psychosocial counselling: Please make an appointment by e-mail for a subsequent telephone consultation. Consultation hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • 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