Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
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Erasmus+ Exchange Program of HPI

HPI and DEF maintain Erasmus+ agreements with various European partners, in particular in Jyväskylä (Finland), Modena (Italy), Karlskrona (Sweden), Tartu (Estonia), Coimbra (Portugal), Paris (France), and Istanbul (Turkey). We encourage students at HPI to spend a semester abroad and welcome guests to visit HPI for their studies. Typically, over 50% of masters courses at HPI are taught in English.

Erasmus+ Coordinator

Cathleen Potter
Hasso Plattner Institute
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3
14482 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 / 5509-4998
E-Mail: erasmus(at)hpi.de

Consultation hours: Please arrange meetings via erasmus(at)hpi.de.


Besides the HPI exchange program coordinator, the International Office (IO) will provide you with all official documents/forms. The International Office (IO) of Potsdam University is furthermore happy to assist you in any questions on student exchange programs in general and the Erasmus+ program in particular. Regularly, information meetings on the Erasmus+ program are organized and interested students are invited to participate.

International Office
Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Haus 8
Tel: 0331 977 1760
Fax: 0331 977-1798
E-Mail: international-office(at)uni-potsdam.de

General Information

  • Student exchanges can be done at any time during Bachelor and Master studies, but we recommend taking it during the Master's program. If you plan the Erasmus+ exchange at the beginning of the Master, you need to apply at the end of your Bachelor studies.
  • We do not recommend Bachelor students to be on leave during their fifth and sixth semester, because the Bachelor-project and thesis are typically conducted during this time frame. 
  • It is required that you are enrolled at the University of Potsdam at the time the Erasmus+ exchange semester(s) takes place. That is, you can already apply before you have been accepted to a HPI Master’s program, but you need to be accepted & enrolled at the time the exchange starts.
  • In addition to the Erasmus+ exchange program, there is also the possibility of an internship abroad. The University of Potsdam also offers programs to study at various other non-European universities. More information is available here.

Current Erasmus+ Partner Institutions

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In addition to these universities, you can also apply for one of the many partner universities of the informatics and computer science institute (list). The application should still go through the HPI Erasmus+ coordinator, who will coordinate the applications.

University of Tartu, Estonia

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

EFREI (Ecole Française d'Electronique et d'Informatique), France

Télécom Paris, France

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

University College Dublin, Ireland

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola - Blekinge Institut of Technology, Sweden

Karlstad University, Sweden