FAQs for applicants

On this page we collect and answer frequently asked questions by applicants to the HPI School of Design Thinking.


What is the Basic Track (and the Advanced Track) program?

What is the Global Design Thinking Week (GDTW)?

What language is spoken at the HPI D-School?

What are the fees at the HPI D-School?

What are the necessary requirements for students 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?


Elisabeth Höpner

HPI School of Design Thinking
Program Coordinator

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

E-Mail to HPI D-School Office