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Application for the Design Thinking Basic Track

Applications for the Design Thinking Basic Track program in the winter semester 2020-21 will open in May 2020. Interested students and recent graduates from all disciplines can apply online for the winter semester 2020-21 until 31 July 2020.

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Take a look at our infosheet outlining the application process.

To apply for the Basic Track program, please register on our online application platform. Please upload all necessary documents including your CV, your confirmation of enrollment and your personal T-Profile until 31 July 2020.

Applicants who pass the first round of selection will receive an invitation to one of our two-day D-Camp workshops. Three D-Camp workshops will take place at the end of August 2020 - Save the date!

After the D-Camp workshop, applicants will receive a final admissions decision.

Important dates for applicants of the winter semester 2020-21:

31 July 2020: Application deadline

Mid-August 2020: First round of selection

Two-day D-Camp workshops take place:

End of August 2020: D-Camp I
End of August 2020: D-Camp II              
End of August 2020: D-Camp III   

Mid-September 2020: Final admission decision 

We will announce the dates for the D-Camps soon.          

All students in the Basic Track contribute a participation fee of 750 Euros, which helps the organization to offset the expenses of the program. For current HPI students, PhD candidates, and employees of HPI, the participation in the Basic Track program is free of charge.

The Design Thinking Basic Track is an official certificate study program of the University of Potsdam.

Unfortunately, participation in the Basic Track program is not acknowledged as official educational leave by the state of Brandenburg.

FAQ on the application process and Basic Track program:

What kind of applicants are we looking for?


(Employed) professionals

HPI students

Time commitment

Student fees

Certificate of completion

Quick facts about the academic program


Elisabeth Höpner

HPI School of Design Thinking
Program Coordinator

Tel.: +49 -331-5509-507
Fax: +49 -331-5509-589

E-Mail an HPI D-School Office

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