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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 the Directive on funding from semester contributions for students or student projects in advance. Please send us the project application via E-Mail to presse[at]

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

The Studentenwerk Potsdam promotes cultural and social student projects outside of the courses. These should be done by students for students. We are not promoting projects that are primarily created and implemented in the context of university events.

For example,  we recently had promoted:

  • 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)

With an application sum of up to € 1,500, the management of the Studentenwerk will decide on the project application at any time. For larger sums, the Board of Directors will voted in the Board meeting. Please bear in mind when applying that the Board of Directors only meets three times a year and that the documents must be received by us six weeks prior to the meeting.

How do I apply for a project?

If you would like to apply for a project, please take the guidelines for allocating funds from semester contributions to students and student projects into account. Send the project application with the appropriate documents to presse(at)

Required is:

  • Letter (with the name of the applicant or the student representative, sender address, assignment to the university, project name, project period, signature of the project manager),
  • Project,
  • 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)

The purchase of food and drinks cannot be funded by the Studentenwerk.

The financial support of projects by the Studentenwerk has to be mentioned in public. (eg. use of the logo, mention of the sponsor). Should there be any omissions here, it is possible to deduct 10% of the already committed sum.

We ask you to evaluate the project (digitally at presse[at] The number of visitors, funding, possibly media coverage, feedback from visitors, etc. should be evaluated.

How are the approved project funds billed?

The financial settlement of the approved project funds should take place soon, but at the latest two months after completion of the project.

For the financial settlement of the project funds the Studentenwerk Potsdam needs

1. A tabular list of all expenses

  • consecutive numbering
  • short description of the expenses (for what?)
  • 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.


Josephine Kujau
Manager Press Office
room: 4.60
+49 (0) 331 / 37 06 -250
+49 (0) 331 / 37 06 -125
Babelsberger Straße 2