The Hasso Plattner Institute offers a practically-oriented computer science study program at an internationally recognized institute. This study includes the Germany-wide unique IT-Systems Engineering program and the five master programs Cybersecurity, Data Engineering, Digital Health, IT-Systems Engineering and Software Systems Engineering.
Research at the Hasso Plattner Institute is characterized by standards of scientific excellence, practical relevance and close cooperation with industry and society. Outstanding research results are achieved in the fields of specialization, in excellent research programs and at the international Research School.
The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam is unique on the German academic landscape. The institute's program continues to grow with the support of its founder Hasso Plattner and through international cooperation. Find out more about the founder, events and studies at HPI.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has educational programs for both high school students and working professionals. It operates its own IT learning platform - openHPI - which provides free online courses. The Youth Academy organizes computer science camps and events for high school students. Professionals can take advantage of educational opportunities in the field of Design Thinking at the HPI Academy.
We are pleased that you have decided to study at the Hasso Plattner Institute! Here, students can find an overview of all courses as well as information on advising services, studying abroad and campus life at HPI.
To make it easier for first-year students in the bachelor's and master's programs to start their studies, the Hasso Plattner Institute offers various introductory events, such as the math pre-course, a programming workshop, or a mentoring program.
Here, students can find the courses of the bachelor's and master's programs as well as from the areas of Professional Skills, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship. In addition, HPI offers various online courses to all students and interested parties.
Special courses offered in the bachelor's and master's programs at HPI also promote interdisciplinary skills. In courses on various topics, students are prepared for everyday social life in professional life.
The Hasso Plattner Institute and the Digital Engineering Faculty maintain partnerships with various European universities. We encourage HPI students to spend a semester abroad. Those interested can find information on the Erasmus+ exchange program here.
HPI offers its students excellent conditions inside and outside the lecture halls, seminar rooms and computer rooms - without charging tuition fees. It thus combines tuition-free, state-recognized studies with the advantages of a privately financed institute.