The Admissions Office will be closed from 24-31 December, but here are some FAQs and application tips to help out while we’re away. We look forward to receiving your applications!
We’re taking a break here in the Hertie School Admissions Office as a busy year comes to a close, but we’ll be back on 3 January to answer all your 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. We’ve gathered some FAQs and application tips for you in case you have admissions-related questions during the break.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Have questions about your application? We’ve got you covered! In these blog posts, we take a deep dive into each application requirement, so check them out.
For the MPP, MIA and MDS:
For the Executive MPA (the series is currently ongoing):
Upcoming events in January: Visit us in person!
In addition to weekly admissions office hours where you can connect with an admissions representative directly, you can also get to know the Hertie School in person. Register for our Open Evening or request a 1:1 campus tour with us. Check out the full event schedule for prospective students to find out more.
From all of us in the Recruitment and Admissions team, we wish you a happy, healthy and restful new year. See you in January!