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University of Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Housing Options:||Apartment, Independent|
|Areas of Study:||German, History, Humanities, International Studies, Literature||Class Status:||2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other|
|Program Type:||bilateral exchange, study abroad||Language of Instruction:||English, German|
Spend a semester in Potsdam! Potsdam is the military capital of Germany and is only 30 minutes from Berlin. The campus is close to the Neue Palais, the largest Baroque Prussian palace. Courses are offered for German language and students can take content courses in English and German.
COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at the University of Potsdam is available at the course information link. Courses taught in English are here. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
Students have the option of living in a dormitory, apartment, or making arrangements independently. Visit the housing link to learn more.
For the University of Potsdam exchange, students are responsible for paying:
- Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
- UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
- Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
- Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
- Students must also pay a per-semester student services fee directly to the University of Potsdam. This includes German insurance, public transportation, and access to the campus facilities.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Studying and Living in Potsdam
Application Process for Exchange Students (please submit the application by UM's deadline, not Potsdam's)
Call 662-915-1508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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