Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Advisory Service and Information for Prospective Students

Bachelor and Master

What can I expect from the bachelor's degree program? How does the study aptitude test work? Which master's program is best for me? If you need assistance or answers to these questions, the counselling service for prospective students is the place to go.
The HPI student advisors provide insights into the study program and consult individually during consultation hours. Receiving help is also possible via e-mail or on study information days. We recommend that you read our FAQs (German only!) for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Information for international students

The entire bachelor’s program is conducted in German. Proof of sufficient German language skills is therefore required. If you do not have German citizenship, you must provide proof of your German language skills (DSH2/C1 level) by the time of enrollment at latest.

Beside the German-speaking bachelor and master programs, the Hasso Plattner Institute offers two English-speaking Master degrees for international students: Software Systems Engineering and Digital Health.

Feel free to approach us (contacts below) with your questions. The International Office of the University of Potsdam may also be a valuable contact for international students regarding e.g., visa issues, costs, acceptance of obtained German language certificates, etc. Check out the Advising and Services of the International Office for more support regarding housing, scholarships, buddy programs and much more.

Contact General Advisory Service for Prospective Students

The quick contact for counseling for prospective students. All contacts can be found in the drop-down menu below.

E-Mail: studinfo(at)hpi.de
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-4808 oder -3470

Important: For e-mail enquiries, please let us know directly

  • which of our degree programs you are interested in,
  • your specific request,
  • your current situation (What are you currently studying? Are you a high school student?)

Registration for office hours

  • Prof. Dr. Holger Giese every Monday 3-5 p.m. on site at HPI, individual consultation on the phone or via Zoom
  • Johanna Schulz oder Alexandra Hemmert as well as the study programme officers flexible and by appointment
  • To the registration form

Our Advisors for Prospective Students at HPI

General Academic Counselling for Prospective Students

[Translate to Englisch:] Prof. Dr. Holger Giese

Prof. Dr. Holger Giese – General Student Counselling
E-Mail: studinfo(at)hpi.de

Our student advisor will advise you on questions regarding the content of the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in IT Systems Engineering. In addition, Prof. Giese advises HPI students, for example, on questions regarding study progressions.

[Translate to Englisch:] Johanna Schulz

Johanna Schulz - Coordination
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-4808
E-Mail: studinfo(at)hpi.de

The Student Counseling Officer coordinates the Student Advisory Service and the Applicant Management at HPI. JOhanna Schulz will also advise you on content-related questions concerning the Bachelor's degree programme IT-Systems Engineering and the Master's degree programmes.

Alexandra Hemmert

Alexandra Hemmert - Team Student Advisory Service
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-3470
E-Mail: studinfo(at)hpi.de

Alexandra Hemmert from the Student Advisory Service will assist you with making an appointment, but also with general questions about the application process.