XU Exponential University. Your studies in Potsdam.

The future starts now. Digital. Innovative. On the pulse of time.

XU Potsdam. Study the future.

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The study of the future. Digitalization is now.

Study 4.0 Plus for all explorers, digital rebels and brilliant cross-thinkers.

Do you want a degree program that is more than just theory? Do you want to be at the forefront of digital transformation, get to know current developments at first hand, understand and test them out? We offer you the “Big Picture” to gain insights in our digital future. During your studies at XU Exponential University in Potsdam you will gain insights into the latest digital developments and can exchange ideas with leading experts from the digital industry. Our study programs will make you fit for the future.  

Let’s go for your ideas.

Innovations require a creative mind – and the courage to think outside the box. We support you in this. At XU, just a stone’s throw away from Berlin, your ideas will be supported and turned into reality.

Let’s break old rules.

Boring lectures in overcrowded lecture halls are no longer up to date. We focus on innovative learning concepts with practical experience. Studying at the XU in Potsdam means gaining practical experience.

Let’s work together. 

Our global network of experts provides you with useful knowledge for your future careerLeading practitioners from corporations, start-ups, technology, business and research prepare you optimally for your next step – your job.

Let’s open the knowledge silos. 

For you, studying at XU in Potsdam means access to knowledge and current market know-how of experts first-hand. With us you study digitalization. With us you study the future. 

Study digitization: The future is in your hands.

Choose one of five Bachelor’s and four Master’s programes that will not only make you fit for today, but also for tomorrow and the future. Full-time studies or part-time studies in digitization? XU in Potsdam is offering you both. Whether on campus or by using additional digital learning units  at XU you can study when, how and where you want. 

XU Expontential University Potsdam: Overview of our study programs

Irgendwas mit Digitalisierung studieren? Von wegen!  Aktuell bieten wir an der XU Exponential University 6 Studiengänge an. In den kommenden Semestern planen wir unser Studiengangsportfolio zu erweitern. Diese bereiten dich auf die Zukunft der Wirtschaft vor und lassen dich diese aktiv mitgestalten. Lerne, digitale Prozesse zu verstehen und zu steuern, innovative Geschäftsmodelle auf den Weg zu bringen und digitale Lösungen zu entwickeln – kurzum: Bei den Global Playern mitzumischen und Unternehmen von morgen digital auf Erfolgskurs zu bringen.

Your future. Your studies. Your decision. 

You successfully completed your studies? What’s next? That is when our job guarantee comes in for you. We connect you with potential employers and thus provide you whith a springboard into your future. What are you waiting for? Apply for your dream degree course and lay the foundation for a promising career. Your degree in digitization in Potsdam awaits you. 

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General admission requirements

Are you interested in our digital study programs?  In order to join XU you must meet the following criteria and successfully undergo our admission process.

Studies without university entrance qualification

Under certain conditions, you may still be eligible to study at XU in Potsdam even if you do not have a university entrance qualification. That is especially applicable to qualified professionals who have completed certain advanced training courses.

 The following options are available if you have 

 

Successfully passed advanced training in accordance with the provisions of the Crafts Code (German: Handwerksordnung), the Vocational Training Act (German: Berufsausbildungsgesetz) or comparable federal or state regulations 

or 

Completed a technical school education at a state or state-recognized technical school as defined in § 28 of the School Act (German: Schulgesetz) or a comparable education in another German federal state  

or 

completed at least two years of vocational training in a profession that is related to the intended course of study and that is regulated by German federal or state law, and worked in the profession for at least three years

or 

Successfully completed one year at a university (usually two semesters) in a German federal state on the basis of a professional qualification. 

Language Skills

For admission to a course of study at XU Exponential University near Berlin, you must demonstrate good knowledge of English, as part of the course offerings can be held in English. Furthermore, you will be studying abroad for a semester (full-time bachelor) or a few weeks (summer school, part-time bachelor, master), which requires intermediate English language skills. This means that for your study of digitization you need at least a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A recognized certificate is required to prove that you have the necessary language skills.  

 If  German is not your native language, proof is required that you have a proficient knowledge of the language. This must be at least level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or according to the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) at level DSH 2 or equivalent. 

Bachelor admission requirements

You will need to submit the following documents to apply for a bachelor’s degree in digitalisation:

General qualification for university entrance

School Leaving Certificate (equivalent to German „Abitur“) or

Subject related university entrance qualification

Certificate of completion of a Technical Secondary School (equivalent to German „Fachabitur“) or

Vocational diploma + Completed vocational education

Certificate from an upper trade school in combination with the completion of an apprenticeship (at least two years)
(Equivalent to the German “Höhere Handelsschule” and “Berufsausbildung”) or

Entrance qualification for a technical secondary school + Internship 

Certificate of technical secondary school in combination with an approved internship (at least one year).
(Equivalent to the German Fachoberschulreife + gymnasiale Oberstufe + Praktikum) or

Other

Certificates that allow admission for universities of applied sciences

Application for a bachelor’s degree

You will need to submit the following documents to apply for a bachelor’s degree in digitalisation

Higher education entrance qualification or equivalent

Notarized certificate of general higher education entrance qualification, subject-related higher education entrance qualification or higher technical education entrance qualification or a comparable foreign qualification.

Further certificates and evidence

Master admission requirements

You will need to submit the following documents in order to apply for your Master’s program at XU Exponential University in Potsdam:

Academic degree

Notarized diploma verifying the completion of a previous academic degree (bachelor, diploma, magister, etc.) with at least 180 ECTS CP for consecutive master’s programs and 240 ECTS CP for advancing master’s program.

Comparable financial statements

In the case of a university degree obtained abroad, the relevant documents need to be provided in German or English and must be certified by an officially accredited translation agency.

Master’s Program in Digitalisation: Special Requirements

For admission to a course of study, you must demonstrate specific language skills in English. Furthermore, you will be studying abroad for a few weeks (summer school), which requires intermediate English language skills. This means that you need at least a C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A recognized certificate is required to prove that you have the necessary language skills. Additionally, we can arrange German classes, if needed.

Digital Business

The degree must have been earned in a subject that is essential for the master’s program, such as business administration or business informatics. Applicants from other courses of study can have the equivalence of their studies checked within the framework of an individual case examination.

Digital Transformation Management

The degree must have been obtained in a subject that is essential for the master’s program, such as business administration or business informatics. Applicants from other courses of study can have the equivalence of their studies checked within the framework of an individual case examination. The course of study must have taught the central academic content for the master’s program “Digital Transformation Management” in the field of business administration in the amount of 30 ECTS CP. These are Human Resources, in particular personnel recruitment and development, organization/organizational development, accounting, investment and financing, marketing, quantitative methods, leadership, project management. 

In addition, applicants must provide proof of at least three years of responsible professional activity relevant to the course of study (e.g. certificate, reference, employer’s certificate).

Data Science

The degree must have been obtained in a subject that is essential for the Master’s program, such as Data Science/Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Information Systems or Economics.  Applicants from other courses of study can have the equivalence of their studies checked within the framework of an individual case examination.

Industry 4.0

The degree must have been obtained in a subject that is essential for the master’s program, such as industrial engineering or engineering. Applicants from other courses of study can have the equivalence of their studies checked within the framework of an individual case examination. 

Application for a master’s degree

You will need to submit the following documents to apply for a master’s degree in digitisation:

Academic degree

Notarized certificate of your first academic degree (e.g. a bachelor’s degree)

Curriculum vitae

Optional curriculum vitae in tabular form including educational background, professional career, internships, language and other relevant knowledge.

Other certificates and evidence

Further certificates and verifications, such as in the case of an advancing master’s degree course: proof of at least three years’ professional experience.

Your future. Your studies. Your job.

Graduated successfully – and then what’s next? Then our job guarantee comes into play for you. We connect you with potential employers of tomorrow and create a valuable springboard for the future. What are you waiting for? Apply for your dream study program and lay the foundation for a promising career. Your study of digitization in Potsdam awaits you.