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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

Prof. Dr. Anja Lehmann
Hasso Plattner Institute
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3
14480 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 / 5509-4931
E-Mail: anja.lehmann(at)hpi.de

Consultation hours: Please arrange meetings via office-lehmann(at)hpi.de or observe my open door policy.


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

General Information

  • Student exchanges should be conducted in the first and/or second semester of master studies. This means that you need to apply when you are in the fifth bachelor semester. Using your knowledge and skills that you developed in your bachelors studies, we expect a fruitful and successful stay at the host university. 
  • In principle, it is possible to go aborad as bachelor student, but it is discouraged.
  • You need to be either bachelor student or master student when you go abroad. Persons who are not enrolled at University of Potsdam cannot participate in the student exchange. 
  • There are other options for your student exchange, including the fourth semester. In this case you need to apply in your first semester. 
  • We do not expect students to be on leave during their fifth and sixth semester, because the bachelor-project and bachelor thesis are typically conducted during this time frame. 
  • HPI students are maintaining a web page with more information and travel reports.
  • The university of Potsdam offers programs to study at various other non-European universities.
  • Language courses: Potsdam university offers language courses both for German and for other languages at Zessko.
  • We encourage students to take advantage of the student exchange programs. The partner universities offer a variety of interesting courses that can be used to own credit points for their HPI studies, based on the ECTS system. 
  • Besides the HPI student exchange program coordinator, the International Office (IO) of Potsdam University is 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. More information can be found at the IO web page.
  • In case you are not accepted for the Erasmus+ exchange program, you might find IO information about internships (and here) valuable. 

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 Jyväskylä, Finland

Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • University contact: International Relations Office (uri@unimore.it)
    Tel.: +39-059-2056568(7)
  • Departmental contact:Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi (sonia.bergamaschi@unimore.it)
  • Program: Computer Engineering
  • Number of Erasmus positions per year: 4 person-semesters

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola - Blekinge Institut of Technology, Sweden

  • Adminstration: Maria Engelmark Head of International Office
  • Coordination: Johanna Rönn, Campus Gräskvik 30 SE-37179 Karlskrona email: (exchangestudies(at)bth.se)
  • Program: Software Engineering
  • Number of Erasmus positions per year: 4 person-semesters

University of Tartu, Estonia

  • Administration: Ms. Kerstin Mahlapuu (Kerstin.Mahlapuu@ut.ee)
    Tel.: +372 737 6085
  • Coordination: Ms. Margot Laneman (Margot.Laneman@ut.ee)
    Tel.: +372 737 5152
  • Program: Software Engineering
  • Number of Erasmus positions per year: 2 person-semesters
  • Further Information (pdf) and webpage

University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Central Administration: Dr.ª Filomena Marques de Carvalho, Tel: +351 239 857003, dri.agreements(a)uc.pt
  • Department Coordinator: Prof. Alberto Cardoso, Tel: +351 239 790037, alberto@dei.uc.pt
  • Program: Informatics Engineering
  • Number of Erasmus positions per year: 2 person-semesters

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

  • Administration: Christine Loevenbruck, EFEI, 30-32 avenue de la République, 94815 Villejuif cedex, France e-mail: loevn(at)efrei.fr
  • Coordination: Dr. Jean-Claude Lacroix
  • Program: Computer Sciences
  • Number of Erasmus positions per year: 4 person-semesters

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