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

Career Scholarships

Women in Tech: Step into Your IT Career

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) offers 15 career scholarships to motivated and committed female computer science students. The scholarships include tickets for the renowned "European Women in Technology" conference, as well as a networking day to improve skills and step into a successful IT-career. The conference is one of Europe's largest trade fairs for women in the tech industry and is being organized this year as a global online festival.

15 Career Scholarships for female computer science students. Foto: HPI/Jana Legler

Dates and Application

  • Application Deadline
    September 20
  • Networking Day at HPI
    October 16
  • Online Festival "Women In Technology World Series"
    November 16 to 20.

Online Festival “Women in Technology World Series”

16 - 20 November 2020

The "European Women in Technology" conference is one of the largest trade fairs in Europe for women in the tech industry. The conference attracts female executives and IT experts from all over the world and offers women in the technology sector a platform to exchange knowledge, experience and visions and to network. More than 250 international speakers share their expert knowledge in more than 200 sessions and provide insights into new fields of research and work. During the 5 days the participants can also train and improve their soft skills, including leadership and how to maximize one’s potential.

The "European Women in Technology" is part of the Women in Tech World Series: Further conferences will take place in London, Dublin, Silicon Valley and Cape Town. This year the conference will be organized as a global online festival from November 16 to 20, 2020.

Women in Tech: Step into Your IT Career

October 16, 2020

In 2019 HPI awarded travel grants to female students and doctoral candidates. Together the young women went to Amsterdam, where the conference usually takes place. In switching to the online festival, HPI has also made changes to the grant. Under the motto "Women in Tech: Step into Your IT-Career," HPI not only offers female applicants a ticket for the online conference, but also an intensive networking day at the institute itself. Here, the grant holders gain new soft skills and important tips to start their professional IT career ideally prepared.

This is what the scholarship holders can expect at Networking Day:

Lectures and discussions

  • Field reports on various IT career paths
  • Communication exchange on the topic of the advancement of women in computer science

Intensive Workshops

  • Introductory workshop to the innovation method Design Thinking (in English)
  • Workshop "Self-worth, gender and career planning" with Rea Eldem from in-visible



The scholarship includes:

  • The ticket for the online festival "European Women in Technology”
  • Joint exchange meetings during the festival with all participants via video chatParticipation in the network day
  • A travel allowance for the journey to the network day of max. 80 Euro*
  • One overnight stay in Potsdam at B&B Potsdam*

*These grants are available for participants who come from outside of Berlin/Brandenburg.


Application for the Career Scholarship

No more applications will be accepted


15 scholarships are awarded.

 Interested female computer science students can apply for a scholarship. The applicant must be a registered Bachelor or Master student at a German-speaking university at the time of the 2020 event.

A decisive part of the application is the letter of motivation. Please note that your application must also include current information about your studies (course of studies, semester, and university).

 The closing date for applications is September 20, 2020.

 Acceptances and cancellations will be communicated in the last week of September.