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 winter semester 2019/20 will open in the middle of May 2019.

Take a look at our infosheet outlining the application process.

Information for applicants of the winter term 2019/20:

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 August 26th to 29th, 2019 - Save the date!

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

Important dates:

31 July 2019: Application deadline

Mid-August 2019: First round of selection

Two-day D-Camp workshops take place:

26/27 August 2019: D-Camp I
27/28 August 2019: D-Camp II              
28/29 August 2019: D-Camp III              

Mid-September 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.

Application reminder 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 July 31st, 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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