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:

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

and by appointment

  • On 16 October, 10.00-12.00 o'clock, you'll find me at the Onboarding Session for new employees  at the Telegrafenberg in building H, room VR1

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.


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