Combining work and study

Our job placement service supports you

  • We help you find the right job – come and visit us during our office hours!
  • Do you have questions regarding the social security insurance or would you like to know, if an additional income affects your BAföG? Our Social Counselling Services provide the information needed.
  • Are you an international student and have questions concerning the social security card or your tax ID? Our social counsellor is happy to help you!

1. Study at one of our universities
If you are studying at one of the following universities, you can use our services:

  • University of Potsdam
  • Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  • Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • Technische Hochschule Brandenburg
  • Technische Hochschule Wildau

2. Register online

  •  Fill in the registration form (DE).
  • Required documents: current certificate of enrolment, copy of student card, work permit for international students

Do you have questions about your registration or online-apllication?
Please feel free to contact us.

3. Search for your student job
Once we have all the information we need, you can look for suitable spare-time jobs on our job portal. You will receive the employer’s contact by email (Vermittlungsschein) and then you are ready to apply. We wish you the best of luck in your job search!

4. Feedback wanted

We want to continuously improve our service and we also want to know whether you successfully applied for jobs! We would be delighted to know how your job search is going. Send us a brief feedback to this email address: Jobs[at]

5. Unsubscribe from the job portal
Please send us a current certificate of enrolment at the beginning of each new semester. Otherwise your data will be deleted automatically from our system. If you are still looking for a student job, you will have to re-register with us.

The more details you give us, the better we can arrange jobs for you. The data provided will be collected and stored exclusively for the purposes of the job placement. We will not disclose your data to third parties.

You quit studying? Please inform us about your exmatriculation. Your data will then be deleted from our system.

Social security insurance, income tax, labour law?
You will find detailed information about these topics on the following websites:

  • Health insurance card
  • Tax identification number
  • Social insurance card
  • Bank details
  • Identity card/passport with residence permit, if applicable
  • References and work samples (if asked for by the employer)

Jobs on a fee basis require a separate tax number.

I am not an EU/ EEA citizen

You can work for 120 full days or 240 half-days without having to obtain permission. Activities that exceed this limit need to be coordinated with the Foreigners Office and the Employment Agency.

Scientific or student assistant activities are allowed for an unlimited period of time. But they should be discussed with the Foreigners Office in advance as well.

Self-employment is only possible in exceptional cases and only to a limited extent, e.g. in terms of activities as interpreter or language teacher.

Internships also count as regular work
- even if the internship unpaid! Exceptions are compulsory internships, which are a mandatory part of your studies.

If it is not a compulsory internship, every day of the internship will be deducted from your 120-day credit. You will need the approval of the Immigration Office and the Employment Agency for an internship if you have already worked 120 days.

Do you attend a language course or are you part of the Studienkolleg program? Then you may only work under these following conditions:

  • The work is in the lecture-free time
  • You have an agreement from the Immigration Office and the Employment Agency

Our student job placement will help you find out what your options are during a personal consultation.

I am an EU/EEA citizen

You have free access to the German labour market.

Privacy Policy Student Job Placement Service

We take the protection of your private data very seriously, i.e. we treat the data entrusted to us in strict confidence in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and handle it responsibly. Therefore, we would like to inform you here about how we implement data protection regulations at the Studentenwerk Potsdam and which personal data we process for our job placement services.

1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer

The Studentenwerk Potsdam, Babelsberger Straße 02, 14473 Potsdam (referred to as “we” in the text), is the controller in the sense of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our company data protection officer can be contacted at the above address, Attn. Mr. Duckerschein, or can be reached at

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature, purpose and use thereof

We only process data that you have provided to us in connection with your job application. These are name, date of birth, gender, nationality, qualification, university, field of study, matriculation, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the certificate of enrollment and for students from non-EU countries: Residence permit, duration of work permit and work permit. Job applications are usually submitted online to our Jobportal.

We only process your personal data for the fulfilment of the public tasks assigned to us in accordance with § 81 Para. 3 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG) for preventive health care, care or treatment in the health or social sector and for general advice and information. The processing is based on the following legal grounds:

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit e) GDPR. According to this provision, the processing of personal data by public bodies is permissible if it is necessary for the performance of the task covered by the competence of the controller or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. Furthermore, data processing is carried out on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 a) GDPR) in the context of preventive health care or care or treatment in the health and social sector (§ 22 Para. 1 No. 1 b) Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)) or to fulfil a legal obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 c) GDPR).

Should the data be required for any legal action after the conclusion of the procedures, data processing may be carried out on the basis of the requirements of Art. 6 GDPR, in particular to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our interest then consists of asserting or defending claims.

According to Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. c GDPR, we may store your data for up to 10 years due to tax and commercial law retention and documentation obligations as well as professional retention periods.

3.  Passing on data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties. Internal bodies shall only be granted access to data for which they are responsible for processing or within the scope of their tasks. Furthermore, personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of contracts pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR, which ensure that the data processing is carried out in a permissible manner. A transfer to a third country does not take place and is not intended.

4. Your rights

You have the right to:

• revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;

• request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR;

• demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;

• request the erasure of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

• request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

• receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR; and

• file a complaint to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose; and

• object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and there are grounds for your objection that arise from your particular situation.

5. Necessity of providing personal data

The provision of personal data is neither mandatory nor are you obliged to provide it. The provision of your data is, however, necessary for optimal and tailor-made counselling for you.

6. No automated decision making

There is no automated decision making in individual cases within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR.


Katrin Steffen
Social counsellor
room: 4.21
+49 331 3706-251
Babelsberger Straße 2
Mitarbeiterporträt von Karolin Kozur
Karolin Kozur
Social counsellor
room: 4.19
+49 331 3706-254
Babelsberger Straße 2