Application Basic Track

Applications for the Basic Track Winter Term 2019/20 will open in the middle of Mai 2019 and run until 31 July 2019.



Application for the Design Thinking Basic Track

Applications for the Basic Track summer semester 2019 closed on 31 January 2019.

Take a look at our infosheet outlining the application process.

Information for applicants of the summer term 2019:

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 are taking place between 25 and 28 February 2019 - Save the date!

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

Important dates:

31 January 2019: Application deadline

Mid-February 2019: First round of selection

Two-day D-Camp workshops take place:

25/26 February 2019: D-Camp I
26/27 February 2019: D-Camp II              
27/28 February 2019: D-Camp III              

Mid-March 2019: Final admission decision

All students in the Basic Track contribute a student fee of 750€, which helps offset the expense of the program. For current HPI students and PhDs and employees of HPI, the Basic Track is free.

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

Want to apply for the next winter term 2019/20

Register here to receive a reminder when the application process for the winter term 2019/20 starts! The application deadline is 31 July, 2019.


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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