Welcome Center Potsdam

Support and Service for International Researchers and their Hosts

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

Our office at the Telegrafenberg is located in building A27 "Grosser Refraktor", room 107

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.


Frauke Stobbe
Frauke Stobbe
Human Resources
Building A 27, Room 107
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-2326

Welcome Center Potsdam

"Telegrafenberg" Service Center

A 27 "Grosser Refraktor" | Room 107

Telegrafenberg | 14473 Potsdam

Consultation Hours

Monday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00

Wednesday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00

and by appointment