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.
Prospective students need to carry out the following two application steps:
First, enter your personal data at the online application portal (German only) of the University of Potsdam. Please follow the dates and information on the website.
After completing your online application, please submit your application documents to Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Potsdam in written form. The specific documents required are listed in the program’s Entrance Regulations (§2 para. 2; German only). Please find the postal addresses below.
The Bachelor’s degree program in "IT Systems Engineering" starts every year in the winter semester. The next opportunity to start the program is the winter term 2014/15. Please contact our Admissions Office if you have any questions.