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 now located at  building A34, room 207


Walk-in hours:

  • closed from December 14 - January 2; from 2020, Pia Sójka will be at your service

Tuesday 13.00-15.00 | Wednesday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00 | Friday 10.00-12.00

and by appointment

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.

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


*** Online survey for international researchers living in Potsdam ***



Frauke Stobbe
Frauke Stobbe
Human Resources
Building A 34, Room 207
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-2326