Application Master's Program

It’s easy to apply for the Master’s program in “IT Systems Engineering“ at Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), regardless of whether you are a German or a foreign prospective student.

Please apply between 1 November and 15 January (for the summer semester) or between 1 April and 15 July (for the winter semester) using the appropriate online portal from uni-assist e.V. Afterwards, please also submit the necessary application documents to uni-assist.

Foreign Applicants additionally need to contact the International Students Office (Akademische Auslandsamt) at the University of Potsdam. Here you can also get advice on how to provide proof of German language proficiency.

Uni-assist first checks your application and then forwards it to the corresponding commission at HPI for a final review and to implement  the admission procedure.

Application Documents

Your application must include the following:

If you do not yet have a degree, you can still apply by means of a performance record as a certificate substitute. For more details, please refer to https://www.uni-assist.de/online/uni-potsdam/?lang=en

If applicable, you are welcome to include the following additional information with your application documents:

  • up to two letters of recommendation from university instructors who are not HPI Bachelor graduates
  • proof of study and research abroad as well as internships and professional working experience
  • proof of professional activities carried out after completion of your first professional certification
  • proof of awards or honors for outstanding achievements in teaching and research
  • proof of other relevant qualifications

For more details on special application, please refer to https://www.uni-assist.de/online/uni-potsdam/?lang=en


Please note:

Uni-Assist must receive your application for the summer term by January 15th / for the winter term by July 15th. In accordance with the framework of the admission regulations of March 23, 2011, the timely receipt of the application is decisive, not the date of the postmark.

An admissions commission reviews the applications that were submitted in a complete and timely manner and then makes a decision. A total of 60 places for a Master’s study are awarded each year – to the best applicants.

Application Assistance


For questions regarding the academic programs please contact:

Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske
Coordinator for the Master's Program
E-Mail: mathias.weske(at)hpi.de

For questions regarding the application process:

Ilona Pamperin
Administration office, Hasso-Plattner-Institut
E-Mail: studienreferat(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de