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.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford.
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.
Applying for a Degree Program at Hasso Plattner Institute
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.
"Science at the highest standard of excellence and at the same time a strong commitment to the digital education of children and young people – if Hasso Plattner Institute didn’t already exist it would have to be invented as quickly as possible."
Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs