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.
Universität Potsdam Dezernat für Studienangelegenheiten Studienbüro / Studiensekretariat Am Neuen Palais 10 14469 Potsdam Germany
Prospective students need to carry out the following two application steps:
First, enter your personal data online at the 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.
Winter semester: 15th of January
The application for a master's degree is only possible within the application deadlines!
Your application must be received in the required and complete form by the end of the application deadline.
An application and the submission of documents are no longer possible after the deadline.