The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
Research in HPI’s topic areas is carried out in Potsdam and internationally at the Hasso Plattner Institute Research School. It is distinguished by its high scientific standard, practical approach and close cooperation with industry. The primary focus of HPI’s research is on highly complex IT systems.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford.
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.
The Bachelor’s degree program in "IT Systems Engineering" starts every year. The next opportunity to begin the program is the upcoming winter semester. Please contact our Admissions Office if you have any questions.
Closing date for applications
Please note: The application deadline for starting the Bachelor’s in the winter semester is 15 July.
Prospective students need to carry out the following three application steps:
First, enter your personal data at the online application portal (German only) of the University of Potsdam. Please follow the instructions and adhere to the deadlines on the website.
After completing your online application, please submit your application documents to the University of Potsdam in written form. Address: Universität Potsdam, Dezernat für Studienangelegenheiten, Studienbüro / Studiensekretariat, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam
To accelerate the process you can additionally send paper copies of all application documents to the Hasso Plattner Institute. This sending does not replace the submission to the University of Potsdam. Address: Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Postfach 900460, 14440 Potsdam
Universität Potsdam Dezernat für Studienangelegenheiten Studienbüro / Studiensekretariat Am Neuen Palais 10 14469 Potsdam Germany