The Hasso Plattner Institute offers a practically-oriented computer science study program at an internationally recognized institute. This study includes the Germany-wide unique "IT-Systems Engineering" program and the new master programs: "Digital Health", "Data Engineering", and "Cybersecurity."
Research at the Hasso Plattner Institute is characterized by standards of scientific excellence, practical relevance and close cooperation with industry and society. Outstanding research results are achieved in the fields of specialization, in excellent research programs and at the international Research School.
The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam is unique on the German academic landscape. The institute's program continues to grow with the support of its founder Hasso Plattner and through international cooperation. Find out more about the founder, events and studies at HPI.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has educational programs for both high school students and working professionals. It operates its own IT learning platform - openHPI - which provides free online courses. The Youth Academy organizes computer science camps and events for high school students. Professionals can take advantage of educational opportunities in the field of Design Thinking at the HPI Academy.
You would like to apply for a degree at the Hasso Plattner Institute? Prospective students will find all information about the application process, required documents and deadlines to be met below.
Bachelor The bachelor’s program in IT Systems Engineering, comprised of six semesters, is the first state-accredited academic degree at HPI. The general higher education school-leaving diploma (high school diploma) is an entry requirement.
Master The master’s programs are comprised of four semesters. For admission to the programs an undergraduate degree in the same or a related computer science field is necessary.
Doctorate PhD candidates at HPI can earn their degree while working as a research assistant in one of the research groups or as a scholarship holder at the HPI Research School.
Foreign Students An overview of information for foreign students can be found here.
Consequences of the corona crisis on studies and teaching
The University of Potsdam provides online information on the effects of the corona crisis on studies and teaching. The regulations to be found on the following linked website are constantly updated and also valid for the study programs of the HPI.