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Executive MPA application guide

So you want to apply to the Hertie School’s Executive Master of Public Administration? Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Keep our deadlines in mind! 1 June is our deadline for three full scholarships, but you can apply to the Executive MPA up until 15 August. If you are an international applicant who requires an entry visa into Germany, however, we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later, as the visa process can take several months.
  2. Take a look at our admissions requirements and FAQs to see if you’re eligible. Do you have at least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), at least three years of work experience and a good command of English? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, apply away!
  3. Register on our online application portal.
  4. Upload all required documents in the portal. Once we’ve received all documents, we’ll start the evaluation process.

Required documents for admission

All documents must be submitted in English or in German (or officially translated into one of these two languages by a certified translator).

Have a question? Reach out to us!

Schedule a one-on-one consultation, join our admissions office hours, or write to us at empa-admissions[at]hertie-school[dot]org if you have any questions about your application.

After a positive evaluation of all your application documents, we’ll invite you to an interview with a faculty member of the Executive MPA admissions committee. More on this coming up!

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  • Katharine Lin, Associate Student Recruitment

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