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

Application to Bachelor's Program

The Bachelor’s degree program in "IT Systems Engineering" starts every year. The next opportunity to begin the program is 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 2022/2023, the University of Potsdam will coordinate the allocation of study places via the dialog-oriented service procedure of the Foundation for University Admission. Therefore, prior registration at www.hochschulstart.de is necessary before applying online at the University of Potsdam. You can find further information on the application pages of the Student Secretariat of the University of Potsdam. The University changed the application procedure to a purely online process, i.e., no submission of documents by mail is required. There is no need to print out and sign the online application for the application process. You upload all documents relevant to the application in the study place portal. (There is no necessity for a signed application for admission until the enrollment phase).

Application deadline for the winter semester 2022/23

until July 15

Please note:

  • The application for a bachelor's degree is only possible within the application deadlines!
  • Your application must be recieved 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.
  • The application process is completely online - so initially it is not necessary to submit documents by mail. (The submission of documents by mail is then only required later as part of the application for enrollment).
  • 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 University Potsdam
  3. Scholastic aptitude Test (German only) – Download (.pdf)

Starting Studies

Information for freshman can be found on the pages of our Student Council (German only).

4. Additional qualifications

  • If available, you can attach evidence of internships, participation in subject-specific competitions, letters of recommendation, other certificates or diplomas, etc. (please mention in the study skills test).


You can find further information and, if applicable, documents to submit on the website of the University of Potsdam.


For applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification:

With a foreign university entrance qualification, the admission requires proof of sufficient German language skills. You must provide this proof by the time of matriculation at the latest.
Further information from the University of Potsdam (paragraph „Bewerber mit ausländischer Hochschulzugangsberechtigung“)