Studying in a foreign country is very exciting and filled with challenges. We would like to make your arrival in Potsdam, Brandenburg an der Havel and Wildau easier, so that you can fully concentrate on your studies.
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The Studentenwerk Potsdam is your contact for questions about student life.
Do you have any questions about your course?
The International Office of your university will be there to help you.
You can find an overview of important websites for international students here.
Yes, for both your enrollment and your residence permit, you will need a valid health insurance certificate.
With VELA, you can quickly and easily purchase the appropriate insurance cover for the duration of your studies in Germany online.
VELA travel health insurance (DE | EN)
Are you from an EU / EEA country? If you have statutory health insurance in your home country, your insurance may also be valid and recognized in Germany.
To learn more about health insurance in Germany, please visit the website of Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW).
Please, also read our illustrated health dictionary, which contains the information most sought after by international students:
Illustrated Health Dictionary (DE | EN)
For students, most banks offer a free checking account. When opening an account, please remember to bring your passport (with a visa) and the registration certificate from the city.