[Translate to Englisch:] Bewerbung Design Thinking Basic Track

Application Basic Track

Interested students and recent graduates from all disciplines can apply online for the Basic Track summer semester 2020 from the middle of November 2019 to 31 January 2020. To apply, register on our online application platform, which will open mid-November.

Take a look at our infosheet outlining the application process.

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 February 24th to 27th, 2020 - Save the date!

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

Important dates for applicants of the summer semester 2020:

31 January 2020: Application deadline

Mid-February 2020: First round of selection

Two-day D-Camp workshops take place:

24/25 February 2020: D-Camp I
25/26 February 2020: D-Camp II              
26/27 February 2020: D-Camp III              

Mid-February 2020: 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.

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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