Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)

University of Potsdam

Digital Health

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Health Sciences, Digital Management, Digital Health
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

The HPI describes the program as follows: "The Master of Science in Digital Health is a four-semester program at the Faculty of Digital Engineering, a faculty jointly founded by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam (UP). During their studies, students acquire the skills to analyze, design and implement complex and secure IT systems and infrastructures in the healthcare field. They further deal with ethical and legal issues of relevance in the conception of health systems."


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to the master’s program.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

The degree can be:

  • in the area of information technology, e.g. IT systems engineering, computer science, bioinformatics, e-Health or telemedicine, together with basic knowledge comparable to the bridge modules “Introduction to principles in medicine” and “Fundamentals of healthcare systems” totaling 12 credit points; or
  • in the area of the study programs for health professions, e.g. medicine, medical science, or pharmacy, together with basic knowledge comparable to the bridge modules “Principles of IT-systems” and “Fundamentals of programming” totaling 12 credit points.

Proof of knowledge in data science, machine learning, statistical concepts and models, or empirical research processes amounting to at least 12 credit points.

Proof of programming knowledge in R, Python, Matlab, C++, Java, or in other suitable programming languages.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least 180 points.
PTE Academic
min 76
min III
min 95
min 7
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: At least grade C.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with a degree certificate for the completion of an English-language degree program at a recognized institution of higher education, or a certificate of the higher education entrance qualification obtained for an English-language course of education in a country that has English as an official language, or for Chinese students: College English Test (CET): CET-6 (at least 550 points). Applicants who want to submit proof of English language proficiency on level C1 (CEFR) not explicitly listed above are welcome to do so but need to submit a written application of recognition along with their English language proficiency document. The written application of recognition can be a regular letter of intent containing details on why an applicant believes their document meets the degree program's language proficiency requirement. The Board of Examination decides on proof of the suitability of equivalency in individual cases.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
In 48 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
Application Fee:

free of charge

Application Documents

  1. Current or last certificate of university enrollment, or a copy of an exmatriculation certificate from a German institution of higher education, if you were enrolled in a program after acquiring the degree on which your application for the master's program is based.
  2. Documentation of citizenship (e.g., a copy of your passport).
  3. Proof of knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistical concepts and models, or empirical research processes in an amount of at least 12 LP.
  4. Proof of programming skills in R, Python, Matlab, C++, Java, or other appropriate programming languages.
  5. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).
  6. Discipline-specific test.
  7. Curriculum vitae.
  8. Proof of additional qualifications earned outside of higher education, such as internships completed domestically and abroad; vocational training, or activities.
  9. Proof of special recognition of professional qualifications, for example, in the form of prizes or awards.
  10. A written application for immediate admission in the context of the hardship quota (hardship application) and documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  11. Documentation of an earlier offer of admission or proof of period service, if applicable
  12. Documentation of qualification for the Brandenburg quota (Profilquote), if applicable.
  13. A written application to upgrade your waiting period, as well as documentation required to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  14. A written application to upgrade your average grade, as well as documentation to substantiate such an application, if applicable.
  15. Documentation regarding ongoing or completed asylum proceedings, if applicable.
  16. Documentation of qualification for the Brandenburg quota (Profilquote), if applicable.


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Further Information

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