Master in Public Policy
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- local admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
- Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
- Tuition: 18,250 € per year. Students who submit their application by November 30th are eligible for an early bird offer and receive a tuition reduction of 2,000 € (can be combined with scholarships). It is encouraged that all students who want to be considered for a tuition waiver or scholarship must apply by the priority deadline of February 1st.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Open to all academic backgrounds.
Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
You can apply without an undergraduate certificate but you will need to have completed your undergraduate studies by August 31st in order to be able to register for the program beginning on September 1st of the same year. If you are not yet in possession of your certificate, please indicate on the application when you will receive it.
Work experience is not required; however, relevant work experience (internships, project management, regular job positions, etc.) will be an asset to your application.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Specification: At least C.
Specification: Also 7 in writing.
Specification: At least B.
Application & Admission
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Application Procedure & Selection
Please upload the following required supporting documents to the online application portal:
- Your current CV indicating your academic background, work experience, and voluntary activities. Please do not include a photo on your CV.
- A letter of motivation explaining your specific interest in the study program and how it relates to your professional aspirations. Your letter should be 500-900 words.
- Current students and applicants who graduated from their most recent degree in 2023, 2022, or 2021 require two academic letters of reference to complete their application.
- Applicants who were awarded their most recent degree in 2020 or 2019 require two letters of reference but can provide one professional letter in place of an academic one, to complete their application.
- Applicants who were awarded their most recent degree before 2019 require two letters of reference to complete their application. If no academic references are available, two professional letters of reference may be supplied.
- Copies of official academic transcripts of all attended universities. Every transcript must include a transcript key (an explanation of the grading system). If not in English, a certified translation into English is required. Hard copies are not required until after acceptance into the program.
- A copy of an English proficiency certificate (for non-native speakers). For more detailed information about which tests and minimum scores are accepted, see the language requirements Please note that English test results can be provided after you submit your application to the Hertie School. You must send the certificate to the admissions team per e-mail at grad-admissions[at]hertie-school[dot]org. The deadline to submit the English test results is June 1st.
All documents, including letters of reference, must be submitted in .pdf format.
You must contact your referees to have them send your two letters of reference directly to the admissions team.
Your referee may directly email the university their reference letter to grad-admissions[at]hertie-school[dot]org from the referee’s institutional email address. The letter must be signed and submitted as a PDF.
Your referee may send a signed letter on institutional letterhead directly to the university postal address:
For more information please check theCourse Website