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

Application for the Master's Program

Thank you for your interest in studying a master's program at Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). The application for a master's program takes place in the first step via the University of Potsdam. An overview of the required documents and the steps to be completed can be found on the page below.

1. Online Application

The application for our master degree programs is done via the University of Potsdam's application portal

Your application materials will be reviewed preliminarily by uni-assist e.V. and then forwarded for the next stages – the application review and the admissions processes – to the relevant Examining Boards at the University of Potsdam. The University of Potsdam is responsible for conducting the admissions procedure.

Application for an advanced semester of study

If you have already been enrolled in the same or similar master's degree program at HPI or another degree-granting institution, then you must first submit an Application for Recognition of Previous Academic Credentials to the relevant Examining Board. If you are placed in the first semester, then apply as described above through uni-assist e.V.

International Applicants

 All information about the application process and required documents for international applicants can be found here.

Application Deadlines

Summer semester: December 1
Winter semester: June 1


Application via uni-assist e.V.


Please note:
The application for a master'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.

2. General Application Materials

When applying for the first semester, you must submit the following documents in addition to the online application:

  1. a complet and handwritten signed application for admission. The application for admission is the application form that forms as a result of applying online to uni-assist.
  2. a simple copy of the German or English language certificate of your first degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Diplom, Magister).

    Even if documentation of your first university degree is not yet available by the admission application deadline, you can still apply for admission. At the time of application, we require at least credit point information and proof of the average grades attained up to this point in time.

    If you do not yet have this degree, then please submit documentation of the grades attained up to the point in time of the application (transcript of records), along with information regarding your current grade point average. If your transcript is in a language other than German or English, then a German or English translation certified by a sworn translator, along with a simple copy of your transcript.
  3. a simple copy of the diploma supplement, or other relevant documentation from your university, regarding all coursework completed for your first professional degree. An overview of all modules, the study and examination regulations of your degree program are suitable for verification. If this coursework was completed at an institution of higher education other than the HPI, then information must be provided regarding the form, content and examination modalities of the performance evaluation process.

Attention: Changes for winter semester 21/22

The online application (item 2.1) and the general application materials (item 2.2) must be uploaded to the application portal of uni-assist e.V. only. An application with a handwritten original signature is always required. A computer-generated signature e.g. via tablet is not sufficient. You do not have to send it by post to uni-assist e.V. within the application deadline. All documents to be submitted will be uploaded exclusively in the portal of uni-assist e.V.

3. Additional Documents for the Individual Degree Programs

Please refer to the overview below to find out which additional documents you need to upload for your chosen degree program in the application portal of uni-assist e.V.

Master Cybersecurity

Master Data Engineering

Master Digital Health

Master IT Systems Engineering

4. Admission

An admissions commission reviews the in a complete and timely manner submitted applications and come to a decision.

 To the best applicants HPI offers each year a total of:   

  • 30 places for the Master's program Cybersecurity
  • 30 places for the Master's program Data Engineering
  • 30 places for the Master's program Digital Health
  • 40 places for the Master's program IT Systems Engineering

Contact Persons

For specific questions concerning the degree programs or application requirements please contact the contact persons in charge below: 

Prof. Dr. Dörr

Master's program Cybersecurity

Prof. Dr. Christian Dörr
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-4950
E-Mail: studinfo-ma-cybersec(at)hpi.de


Master's program Data Engineering

Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-280
E-Mail: felix.naumann(at)hpi.de

Master's program Digital Health

Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-167
E-Mail: studinfo_digitalhealth(at)hpi.de 

Master's program IT Systems Engineering

Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-191
E-Mail: mathias.weske(at)hpi.de

Consultant for Studies and Teaching

For questions regarding the application process please contact:

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

Helpful Materials

General Regulations

Entry and Admissions Regulations

Study Regulations