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

Conditions of Study

Excellent Conditions Without Any Tuition Fees

The special feature at HPI is the quality of teaching. This is based on an excellent student-teacher ratio. With a ratio of four students to one lecturer, personal support is guaranteed. Each student has a mentor as a trusted lecturer who serves as a contact person in case of problems. In addition, new students are looked after by "godparents" from higher semesters who help with the organization of their studies. Last but not least, HPI's Student Affairs Office is available to answer all administrative questions.

Best technical conditions for IT studies

Students also find the best conditions in HPI's technical equipment. The lecture halls are equipped with state-of-the-art presentation and recording technology. A large selection of lectures is available to students as video recordings on the tele-TASK portal. In addition, there are recordings of conferences and scientific events that take place at HPI. Lectures can thus be followed up conveniently at home.

The pool rooms are regularly updated with the latest technology and are generously equipped so that every student can quickly find a free workstation. In addition, students can also use their own hardware. Internet and intranet connections are available throughout the HPI campus.

CHE ranking 

The joint digital engineering faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam (UP) is one of the four best providers of computer science courses at German universities. The Bachelor's program IT-Systems Engineering (Bachelor of Science), which is unique in Germany, even received the best rating in two categories in this top group nationwide. This was determined by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) in its latest ranking on computer science at universities.

Sports facilities directly on campus

Even away from the lecture halls and seminar rooms, the HPI campus offers students the best conditions for being productive or simply relaxing. On the spacious grounds, students can relax on the meadows or take advantage of the sports facilities. On the in-house beach volleyball court as well as the adjacent multifunctional court, you can relax with a game of soccer, tennis, basketball or beach volleyball. In addition, the Griebnitzsee invites students to take a boat or kayak tour.

Living close to campus and with direct connections to Potsdam and Berlin

There is a student dormitory in the immediate vicinity of the HPI campus at Potsdam's Griebnitzsee. In order to get one of the inexpensive apartments or shared rooms, it is advisable to apply to the Studentenwerk Potsdam as early as possible. In addition, there are other dormitories in Potsdam that are also managed by the Studentenwerk. The Student Council of the Hasso Plattner Institute also provides tips on finding a place to live in its information for first-year students.

With its location in Potsdam-Babelsberg, the institute is also in the direct vicinity of the Griebnitzsee S-Bahn station with excellent connections​​​​​​​ to Potsdam and Berlin.