FAQs for applicants

On this page we collect and answer frequently asked questions by applicants interested in the programs of the HPI D-School. Here you can find the FAQ on IT studies at the Hasso Plattner Institute.


What is the Basic Track and the Advanced Track program?

What is the Global Design Thinking Workshop (GDTW)?

How can I participate in the Advanced Track? 

What language are we speaking at the HPI D-School?

What are the fees at the HPI D-School?

What are the requirements to study at the D-School?

What personal requirements are expected of HPI D-School students?

How many students are accepted per semester?

How much time do I need to invest in the program?

What is a D-Camp?

What should I do with the T-Profile?

When should I participate if I'm enrolled as a student at HPI?

How can I register/apply for the Design Thinking-programs as HPI-Student?

How do I receive credits (ECTS) for my participation at the HPI D-School?

Can you help me to find a place to live?

How do I get a visa for Germany?

Can I apply for educational leave to participate in the Design Thinking programs at the HPI D-School?

Is participation possible despite personal restrictions?

If I am accepted, am I officially enrolled at the HPI D-School as a student?


HPI School of Design Thinking

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