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Study Public Administration in Germany: 3 Universities with 5 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Public Administration is a field dedicated to the management and organization of government policies and programs. It combines elements of political science, management, and administration to ensure the efficient and effective operation of public services. Students learn about public sector management, policy analysis, budgeting, and human resources, gaining insights into the workings of government at various levels. The curriculum emphasizes organizational skills, ethical governance, and public engagement. Graduates often pursue careers in government agencies, non-profit organizations, or public sector consulting, where they can apply their expertise to improve service delivery, develop and implement policies, and contribute to effective governance.

Overview

masters
5

Study Programs in English

universities
3

Universities

ranking
1

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 18,250 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 13 and August 15

Summer Semester

between and

View all 5 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Public Administration

#201-250Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Konstanz

public University

No. of Students: approx. 11,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #501-600, QS World University Rankings #501-510

Tuition Fees

2
0
2
0
1
3

3 English Degree Programs for Public Administration in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
40% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction
60% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

80% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
20% via uni-assist

2 English Degree Programs for Public Administration in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

7 (2 programs )

Minimum:

90 (2 programs )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

90 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

90 (2 programs )

Maximum:

90 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

1 English Degree Program for Public Administration in Germany

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

100%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Public Administration

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Hertie School

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 750

Program Fees: € 9,125 - € 18,250

MPA (Master of Public Administration)

Kehl University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 0

Program Fees: € 4,500 - € 6,000

M.A. (Master of Arts)

University of Konstanz

public University · No. of Students: 11,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)