From students for students: Cultural and social projects

Apply for project funding now!

Many students volunteer in various projects. In doing so, they often have to make tight calculation in order to be able to realize their intention at all. The Studentenwerk Potsdam promotes cultural and social projects of students for students.

In case you have a project that needs to be promoted, please read our directive (DE) in advance. Please send us the project application via E-Mail to presse[at]

Students from universities in our area of responsibility or their student representatives (AStA or Studierendenrat) can apply for project funds.

The Studentenwerk Potsdam supports cultural and social student projects outside university. We do not fund projects that are primarily created and implemented in the context of university events.

We have funded:

  • Sehsüchte - International Student Film Festival (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
  • Werkschau - Annual Exhibition of all departments of the FHP (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)
  • Golm rockt (University of Potsdam)
  • Deutsche Fußballmeisterschaft der Mathematiker (University of Potsdam)
  • Campusfest (Brandenburg University of Technology)
  • Löffelball (Technical University Wildau)

For applications of up to 1,500 €, the management of the Studentenwerk will decide on the project application at any time. In the case of larger sums, the board of directors will vote on it at the board meeting. When submitting your application, please bear in mind that the Board of directors only meets three times a year and that the documents must be received by us six weeks before the meeting.

Next meeting Board of Directors: 21.02.2022 (20.06.2022, 21.11.2022)

Deadline for student project applications (more than 1.500 €): 10.01.2022 (09.05.2022, 10.10.2022)

If you are planning to apply for project funding, please read our directive (DE). Send the project application with the appropriate documents to presse[at]


  • Cover Letter (name of applicant or student representative, address, university, project name, project period, signature of the project manager),
  • Project description
  • Financing plan with a presentation of Income and Outcome (important: generally it is advisable to also include the respective university in the project financing),
  • Letter of recommendation from the student representation (AStA or student council)

Food and drinks cannot be funded by the Studentenwerk.

The Studentenwerk must be mentioned as a sponsor together with our logo. Otherwise, we will deduct 10 % of the funding.

We als need a short project evaluation containing information on number of visitors, financing, media coverage, feedback. The eveluation can be sent to presse[at]

The project funds must be settled as quickly as possible, at the latest 2 months after the end of the project.

We need from you:

1. A tabular list of all expenses

  • consecutive numbering
  • short description of the expenses
  • Title of recipients
  • the date of payment
  • the method of payment (cash, bank transfer, credit card, PayPal etc.)
  • disclosure of the sum of all payments
  • the signature of the project manager under the list

2. The following attachments to the tabular list

Original documents (or copies, if originals are not available) for all items, provided with the serial number from the table

A proof of payment for each item

- Receipts for cash payments with signature of the recipient

- Copy of bank statement / online transfer order

- Credit card or PayPal billing

If necessary, the original documents can be sent back to the project managers after the examination.

For questions about project billing, please contact Jan Krauzig.

Privacy Policy Project Funding

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 the our project funding service.

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 process data related to your application for funding of a student project in the social, health or cultural field in order to check the requirements for the application and to provide payments. If you do not provide the necessary data, it will not be possible to make a decision on the matter and pay out financial aid.

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.


Mitarbeiterportät von Jospehine Kujau
Josephine Kujau
Public Relations Officer (PRO)
room: 4.60
+49 331 3706-250
+49 331 3706-125
Babelsberger Straße 2