Welcome Center Potsdam

Support and Service for International Researchers and their Hosts


The Welcome Center has two offices: one at the University of Potsdam and one at the Telegrafenberg.

Our office at the Telegrafenberg is located at building A34, room 207

(same building as Café Freundlich)

Walk-in Hours & Contact Details

Currently no open office hours! Please contact me by phone, e-mail, Skype or Zoom. Thank you for understanding.

Service hours by phone: Monday - Thursday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00 and by appointment

Mrs. Pia Sójka is on parental leave until April 1st 2022.

Our Service

Comprehensive information, advice and support for the planning and execution of your stay in Potsdam and / or Berlin, e.g. on the following topics:

  • visa / residence permit
  • housing
  • place in kindergartens / schools
  • registration with / official notice of departure to the local Citizen Services Office
  • insurances
  • formalities regarding your work contract
  • enrollment for PhD students in the university
  • German language courses
  • information events (e.g. on German pension insurance scheme; tax refund)
  • unemployment benefits
  • monthly events / excursions / and other leisure activities
  • contact information to other alumni / international researchers

We also provide support for you when you depart.

Registration at the  Welcome Center.

Here you'll find detailed information on the Welcome Center Potsdam.