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

Application for the Bachelor's Program

The bachelor’s degree program in IT-Systems Engineering starts every year. The next opportunity to begin the program is in the upcoming winter semester. The team of the student advisory service helps with all questions concerning the application.

Application procedure

Applications for the bachelor's degree program IT-Systems Engineering are submitted via the University of Potsdam. In the winter semester of 2023/2024, the University of Potsdam will coordinate the allocation of study places via the dialog-oriented service procedure of the Foundation for University Admission. A prior registration at www.hochschulstart.de is therefore necessary before applying online at the University of Potsdam. You can find further information on the application pages of the Student Office of the University of Potsdam (German only). The University changed the application procedure to a purely online process, i.e. no submission of documents by mail is required. All required documents are to be uploaded in the study place portal.

Application deadline for the winter semester 2023/24

from June 1st until July 15th

Please note:

  • The application for a bachelor's degree is only possible within the application deadlines. Your application must be submitted in the requested form by the end of the application period.
  • Application and subsequent submission of documents will no longer be possible after the deadline.
  • The entire application process is conducted online.
  • A change in the dates and deadlines cannot be ruled out. Please check the website of the University of Potsdam for the latest information.

Application documents

The required documents are those stipulated in the subject-specific statutes for the university selection process as it pertains to the bachelor's degree program in IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam (German only):

1. The application form that is generated when applying online 

2. University entrance qualification (see Information from the University of Potsdam

3. Study aptitude test (German only) – Download (.pdf)

Starting studies

Information for freshmen can be found on the pages of our Student Council.


4. Additional qualifications

  • You can attach any available proof of internships, participation in subject-specific competitions, letters of recommendation, other certificates or diplomas, etc. (please mention the attached documents in your study aptitude test).


For applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification:

The entire bachelor’s degree 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 level) by the time of enrollment at latest.

Applicants who have obtained their school-leaving qualification abroad (foreign university entrance qualifications) must present recognition as certification that you are allowed to study in the federal state of Brandenburg before applying for the 1st and/or higher semesters. Read more about the application procedure on the website of the University of Potsdam (paragraph „Bewerber mit ausländischer Hochschulzugangsberechtigung“ - German only).

The International Office of the University of Potsdam may 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.