The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
Research in HPI’s topic areas is carried out in Potsdam and internationally at the Hasso Plattner Institute Research School. It is distinguished by its high scientific standard, practical approach and close cooperation with industry. The primary focus of HPI’s research is on highly complex IT systems.
The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam is unique on the German university landscape. Besides offering a one-of-a- kind study program in IT Systems Engineering, it is the first privately financed university institute.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has educational programs for both high school students and working professionals. It operates its own IT learning platform - openHPI - which provides free online courses. The Youth Academy organizes computer science camps and events for high school students. Professionals can take advantage of educational opportunities in the field of Design Thinking at the HPI Academy.
Please see the following links for all information about applying to an academic program at Hasso Plattner Institute.
Bachelor The bachelor’s program in IT Systems Engineering, comprised of six semesters, is the first state-accredited academic degree at HPI. The general higher education school-leaving diploma (high school diploma) is an entry requirement.
Master The master’s program in IT Systems Engineering is comprised of four semesters. For admission to the program an undergraduate degree in the same or a related computer science field is necessary.
PhD Track The PhD Track is a doctoral-oriented form of the master’s program and provides an opportunity for gifted students to prepare themselves for the HPI doctoral program directly after earning their bachelor’s degree.