Scholarship in Germany at Hertie School in Public Policy and International Affairs 2020

Date limite : 01 févr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Hertie School of Governance

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Scholarship in Germany at Hertie School in Public Policy and International Affairs 2020

Hertie School is offering a scholarship in Germany for applicants with a demonstrated academic or professional interest in issues related to sustainability and energy policy. The Sustainability and Energy Policy Scholarship is for students interested in global sustainability, renewable energy and the transformation of energy systems. Applicants must possess the desire to deepen their knowledge in this field by examining governance structures, policies, markets, technology, and new ideas in order to achieve the material and social conditions of long-term and universal human well-being.

About the Scholarship:

  • Available for the Master of Public Policy or Master of International Affairs.
  • The Master of Public Policy (MPP) provides the tools tomorrow’s decision-makers need to analyze policies, critically assess policy innovations and evaluate solutions. It is a hands-on program, giving students not only knowledge but an experience they can use to promote good policies in all sectors. The interdisciplinary program is ideal for individuals who want to understand and get involved in public affairs, learn analytical and managerial skills and help shape tomorrow’s world.
  • The Master of International Affairs (MIA) equips students with tools of international policymaking to tackle global challenges and devise sound policy proposals in a global multilevel system. Understanding how to navigate this complex landscape of diverse actors and disciplines is at the core of the program. The MIA program prepares students for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, international organizations, business, and civil society.
  • The scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities
  • Up to two full scholarships are available, each worth 32,500 EUR which cover the tuition of both the Master of Public Policy and Master of International Affairs.
  • The scholarships are available for applicants with a demonstrated academic or professional interest in issues related to sustainability and energy policy.


In case you got accepted, you will have to afford the following on your own:-

  • Visa, city registration, and residence permit 
    • Depending on your country of citizenship, you will require different legal documents to live and study in Germany
    • Carefully read through the "Living in Berlin" section on Moodle for step-by-step guidance on these important bureaucratic processes.
  • Housing: Although Berlin is a relatively affordable city, housing is in high demand. Finding the right place can be time-consuming so be sure to start your search early in case you got accepted.  Browse here Moodle to help with your apartment hunt.
  • Learning German
    • Learning German is a great way to settle into Berlin and especially useful to those wishing to work in Germany. Incoming students will have the chance to attend a beginner-level intensive German language course at the Hertie School prior to Orientation Week. 
    • The Hertie School also offers a Language Tandem Programme for which enrolled students and staff members can sign up for on the school's professional networking website Hertie Connect.
  • Health insurance: In Germany, every student studying at a state-recognized higher education institution is required by law to have health insurance. This concerns all full-time study programs (MPP, MIA, 1-year Executive MPA and Doctoral Programmes). Valid health insurance is a prerequisite for studying at the Hertie School and obtaining a residence permit. You can find all the info you need on Moodle.

Required Documents:

  • 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.
  • 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, it is required to include a certified translation into English. 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, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions section. Please note that English test results can be submitted after you submit your application to the Hertie School.
  • Two letters of references:
    • Current students and applicants who graduated from their most recent degree in 2020, 2019 or 2018 must submit two academic letters of reference.
    • Applicants who graduated from their most recent degree in 2017 or 2016 can supply one professional letter of reference in place of one of their academic references.
    • Applicants who graduated from their most recent degree before 2016 may supply two professional letters of reference if no academic references are available.
    • However, it is in your best interest to submit academic references wherever possible.
  • All documents, including letters of reference, must be submitted in pdf format.

About Hertie School:

The Hertie School of Governance is a private university based in Berlin, accredited by the State and the German Science Council. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The mission of the Hertie School is to prepare students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society institutions, to produce knowledge for good governance and policy-making, and to encourage responsible stewardship of the common good.

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