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 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

 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!

  • The application deadlines are limitation periods and mandatory. Your application must be received by uni-assist in the required form by the application deadline. 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.

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 form or via your personal documents folder of your uni-assist account:

  1. Graduation certificate from your first degree: a pdf or scan (it does not need to be notarized) of your German- or English-language graduation certificate from your first degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Diplom, Magister).

    Even if documentation of your first professional qualification 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 with a transcript of records and proof of the average grades attained up to this point in time. On the website of the University of Potsdam you can check how many credit points have to be acquired at least.

    If your graduation or preliminary certificate is in a language other than German or English, then you must submit a German or English translation certified by a sworn translator, along with a simple copy of this document.
  2. a pdf or scan of the diploma supplement or other relevant documentation from your university regarding all coursework completed for your first professional degree.

    You may also submit the module manual or the study and examination regulations of your degree program to evidence your qualification. If this coursework was completed at an institution of higher education other than the University of Potsdam, then this proof must include information regarding the credit points, form, content, and the examination modalities.

  3. If applicable, a placement notification for the first semester.

Attention: Important information for the winter semester 22/23

  • You must upload the online application and your application documents to the uni-assist e.V. application portal. You submit your online application by submitting your online application form electronically to uni-assist. No documents need to be submitted to uni-assist e.V. by mail. Please do not send application documents by mail or e-mail directly to the University of Potsdam.

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

Master Software 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:   

Helpful Materials

General Regulations

Entry and Admissions Regulations

For the deadlines for admission, only § 6 para. 3 of the General Admission Regulations applies.

Study Regulations


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 

Holger Giese

Master's program IT Systems Engineering

Prof. Dr. Prof. Giese
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-4808
E-Mail: studinfo(at)hpi.de


Prof. Dr. Gerard de Melo

Master's program Software Systems Engineering

Prof. Dr. Gerard de Melo
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-4906
E-Mail: studinfo(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