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

Why study at HPI?

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) offers its students excellent conditions inside and outside the lecture halls, seminar rooms and pool rooms - without charging tuition fees. It thus combines tuition-free, state-recognized studies with the advantages of a privately financed institute.

[Translate to Englisch:] CHE-Ranking

Top CHE-Ranking

The Digital Engineering faculty is one of the top four providers of computer science courses at German universities. The bachelor's degree program IT-Systems Engineering received the best rating in two categories in this top group. This was determined by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) in its latest ranking on computer science at universities.

[Translate to Englisch:] Die HPI-Familie

The HPI Family

Compared to large universities, HPI has a manageable student body of 700. The excellent teaching at HPI is based on an excellent student-faculty ratio, with a ratio of four students to one lecturer. Each student is assigned a mentor as a trusted lecturer. In addition, new students are supervised by a "buddy" from higher semesters who help with the organization of studies.


[Translate to Englisch:] Beste technische Voraussetzungen

Best technical conditions

The best conditions can be found in the technical equipment. The pool rooms are always state-of-the-art and generously equipped. The lecture halls also have state-of-the-art presentation and recording technology. A large selection of lectures, as well as recordings of conferences and scientific events, are available on the tele-TASK portal.

[Translate to Englisch:] Wohnmöglichkeiten

Housing options

There is a student dormitory in the immediate vicinity of the HPI campus. In order to get one of the apartments/shared rooms, it is recommended to apply early at the Studentenwerk Potsdam. Other dormitories of the Studentenwerk are located in the Potsdam city area. The HPI Student Council provides more tips on finding a place to live in Potsdam in its information for first-year students.


[Translate to Englisch:] Sportmöglichkeiten

Sports facilities

Away from the lecture halls, the HPI campus also offers students the best conditions to relax. On the campus, you can relax on the meadows or take advantage of the sports facilities. In addition to the beach volleyball court and multifunctional court for soccer, tennis or basketball, the Griebnitzsee lake also invites you to take a boat or kayak tour.