Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Master of Science in Software Systems Engineering

Shaping the future with the latest information technology

M.Sc. Software Systems Engineering

An Education for the Jobs of Tomorrow: Excellent Career Prospects for Software Systems Engineers

At a Glance

Application Deadlines:

June 1 for the winter semester


The English-language Master Software Systems Engineering is the right program for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge in one of the most state-of the-art fields in​​​​​​​ computer science. Explore the innovation potential of modern technologies at one of the top universities in Germany.

Graduates are able to shape the digital transformation and initiate the necessary change processes in business, science and society. This makes them highly sought-after employees in all areas where IT solutions play an essential role.

Due to the in-depth specialized knowledge and the professional skills imparted, the study program at HPI also qualifies students to found their own startups and to implement innovative business ideas as well as to pursue a career in research or business.

HPI creates the best conditions for innovative research through modern resources and excellent equipment. Young founders are also supported in their start-up projects by the HPI E-School and the HPI Seed Fund.


This scholarship program offers you the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study in Software Systems Engineering (M.Sc.).


The scholarships are exclusively for excellent foreign students with a first academic degree. They cover the financing of the study stay in Germany as well as the semester fees at the University of Potsdam. Information on the scholarship for the winter semester 2023-24 are available here:

Info sheet

To the scholarship application

Why study at Hasso Plattner Institute?

Study Software Systems Engineering at the joint Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam and HPI under excellent conditions:

  • HPI is among the top-ranked institutions in national rankings and the University of Potsdam is well-represented in international rankings.
  • Our state-of-the-art facilities provide you with all necessary resources for studying and researching.
  • HPI supports you on your career path during and after your studies.
  • A wide range of recreational activities enable you to connect with other students and with companies.
  • Study close to two capital cities that together belong to the largest and most diverse areas of science research in Europe.
  • Study without tuition fees and with all the advantages of a privately financed institute.

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