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 Foundations and Design Studios?

What is the Global Design Thinking Workshop (GDTW)?

How can I participate in a Design Studio? 

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 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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