Potsdam is an internationally recognized location for science with first-class research institutions. Non-university institutions, companies and universities are well connected. With its University of Applied Science, College for Sport and Management, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the University of Potsdam, students have a choice of outstanding and prestigious universities.
The city of lakes and parks offers a place for relaxation and leisure activities, particularly in the summer. At the New Palace students experience everyday what it means to study in royal residences in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pathways guide you through the lovingly created Volkspark, made for the National Horticultural Show, the impressive Park Sanssouci or the beautiful Park Babelsberg alongside the lake Heiliger See or the river Havel.
Due to the unique location and growing popularity prices on the housing market are increasing. Potsdam tries to make living in the state capital affordable for students. New and more affordable student dorms and apartment complexes counter the high rents.
Inexpensive fares within Potsdam and to Berlin are possible with the 'student ticket'. The vibrant capital with its esteemed libraries, museums, art galleries, clubs and parties known the world over is only a short hour away depending on the district. Whoever doesn’t want to go to Berlin often gets to enjoy the advantages of Potsdam in his leisure time. Cozy cafés, beer gardens, beach bars, frisbee or beach volleyball in a park along with other outdoor sports, international festivals, dance theater in the Schiffbauergasse, film nights, classical music – whoever can get excited about such an atmosphere will fall in love with Potsdam.