The Admissions Office will be closed from 24 December to 1 January, but here are some FAQs to help out while we’re away. We look forward to receiving your applications!
We’re taking a little break as of 24 December, but we’ll be back on 4 January to answer all your application questions. With our 1 February priority deadline for the MPP, MIA and MDS around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on your letter of motivation or scholarship essay. The same goes for prospective Executive MPAs – we're accepting applications from the first day of the new year.
In case you have questions while we’re away, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions here:
No, the deadline is 1 June 2021, so you can provide these results even after you submit the application form via our portal.
No, these can arrive later as well. Reference letters, like English test scores, do not need to be submitted before 1 February for you to be considered for financial aid, but we do need all of these documents before we can start the evaluation process! We’ll let you know when we’ve received all your required documents.
No, they don’t. If you submit your application before or during the break, you can expect the decision will take a little longer.
There is no specific length or word limit. However, this is not supposed to be a long research paper, so please keep it to around two pages. There are also no specific style or font guidelines, but do keep it simple and professional.
We want to see what topics you’re interested in and how you formulate your arguments. As you would with any piece of academic writing, please remember to cite your sources (any style is fine) if you include ideas, quotes or findings that are not your own.
To apply for the Atlantis dual degree or the MIA/MGA dual degree with the Munk School, please complete the Master of Public Policy (Atlantis) or Master of International Affairs (Atlantis and Munk) application form in the Hertie School application portal and indicate your Munk/Atlantis candidacy in the “Further Information” section. We’ll automatically consider you for the standalone MPP/MIA programme in addition to the dual degree.
We make decisions jointly with our partner institutions. As a result, it may take a bit longer to hear back. If you’re worried about meeting certain criteria or just want to get a feel for what our admissions counterparts at these universities look for, we recommend contacting them directly and taking a look at their websites. For a breakdown of our dual-degree programmes, check out our last blog post.
For more guidance, check out our application tips series and our frequently asked questions pages for the MPP, MIA and MDS and for the Executive MPA. We've also planned several events for you to get to know us better in the new year, so you can already register for coffee chats, admissions office hours and webinars here.
Lastly, don’t forget to take a breather and relax – it’s been a wild and tumultuous year, and you also deserve some rest.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy new year. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can from 4 January 2021 onwards.