Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Application for the Master's Program

1. Online Application

The application for our master degree programs is done via the University of Potsdam. You need to register at the uni-assist portal and answer the basic questions. Please note that you must enter a current address for the postal delivery of decision notices to you! 

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 for Master's enrolled students

If you are or have already been enrolled in the same or a similar master's degree program at the HPI, the University of Potsdam 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

The same application procedure applies to international applicants.

Application Periods

Winter semester: April1st - June1st

Summer semester: November1st - December1st (except for Digital Health)


Please note:


  • The application for a master's degree is only possible within the application deadlines!

  • The application deadlines are limitation periods and mandatory. Your application must be received by uni-assist in the required form by the application deadline (by the end of the application deadline 11:59 PM CET/CEST). The date and  and timestamp of submission of your online application form is determinative.

  • After the deadline has passed, it is no longer possible to submit an application or to submit additional documents.

  • There is no need to submit your application directly to uni-assist e.V. Please do not send application documents by mail or e-mail directly to the University of Potsdam or HPI.

2. General Application Materials

When you apply for a first semester, the following documents must be submitted as pdf or scan via your online application as stated in the General Admission Regulations or via your personal documents folder of your uni-assist account:

1. Proof of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent first degree from a higher education institution

For an application without a formally completed degree, the following minimum number of credit points must be documented at the time of application with a current transcript of records or confirmation issued by the institution of higher education regarding the current total number of credit points achieved up to that point:        

  • at least 140 credit points for bachelor’s degree programs with a total of 180 credit points
  • at least 170 credit points for bachelor’s degree programs with a total of 210 credit points
  • at least 200 credit points for bachelor’s degree programs with a total of 240 credit points

2. Proof of the content and structure of your academic training. This can be provided in the form of a Diploma Supplement, module catalogues, or study and examination regulations. If your academic achievements were completed at an institution of higher education other than the University of Potsdam, then your document must contain information on credit points as well as information regarding the form, content, and examination modalities.

3. If applicable, translations by a sworn translator. If your academic transcripts were issued in a language other than German or English, a translation of these documents by a sworn translator must also be uploaded via the admission and enrollment portal.

4. If applicable, a placement notification for the first semester. In order to learn more about the placement notification and under what circumstances it is necessary we recommend you read the section Application Documents and Transfer to the University of Potsdam and Change of Degree Program of our Frequently Asked Questions page. Application for admission to an advanced semester with a respective placement notice must be submitted directly to the Chair of the Examining Board of the master's degree program.

5. A complete and up-to-date CV in tabular format from the 16th year of your life.

6. If applicable, evidence of the change of names by presenting a copy of the offical certificate about the name change (for example marriage certificate).


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 Computer Science

Master Digital Health

Master IT Systems Engineering

4. Admission

Following timely receipt and completeness, an admissions committee reviews all applications submitted.

Capacities for the 2024/25 academic year are yet to be determined.

In the previous academic year, there were 40 places for IT Systems Engineering, 30 places for Digital Health and 20 places each for Cybersecurity, Data Engineering and Software Systems Engineering.

Helpful Materials

Application advice

General student advisory service

[Translate to Englisch:] Johanna Schulz

Johanna Schulz (Team Lead)

Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-4808
E-Mail: master-info(at)hpi.de

Alexandra Hemmert

Alexandra Hemmert
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-3470
E-Mail: master-info(at)hpi.de

Digital Health

[Translate to Englisch:] Dr. Jasmin Cirillo

Dr. Jasmin Cirillo
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-167
E-Mail: master-info(at)hpi.de


Academic advisory service (program and track representatives)

Do you have questions about the content of the degree programs? You can find an overview of the program and track representatives here.