Exchange Students

Erasmus+ and Bilateral Agreements

Our University of Applied Sciences extends a warm welcome to students from its partner universities who wish to study in Potsdam. In order to apply, please first contact the International Office of your home university and thereafter our International Office here in Potsdam.

For all applications the following deadlines apply:  

  • For the Winter Semester (October-February): 1 June    
  • For the Summer Semester (March-June): 1 November of the preceding year

Before the expiry of the respective deadline, please send the following documents by e-mail to Dr. Uta Kotulla, international (at)       

  • Application form (PDF)
  • Statement of motivation (around 500 – 1,000 words)
  • Transcript of records
  • Language certificates documenting at least B1/B2 or C1 level in German language skills
  • CV
  • In the case of applications for courses of study in Design: a portfolio

On receipt of your complete documents, representatives of the study course in question will check whether your application is in accordance with the relevant admission requirements. Subsequently, the International Office will either confirm the acceptance of your application or you will receive a rejection letter.

Free Mover

If you wish to spend a semester at FH Potsdam, but your university is not (yet) a partner, please contact the International Office to enquire about the possibilities of a 'free mover' and the application process: international (at)