Admissions for Executive MPA

Applying for the Executive MPA programme

The Executive Master of Public Administration is aimed at professionals from all sectors. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A good higher education degree in any discipline (typically, Executive MPA participants have a background in business/economics, law, social science or natural sciences)
  • At least two years of relevant work experience (average is nine years)
  • Proficiency in English

Applications for the next Executive MPA class starting in September are possible via the Hertie School's online application module.

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Admissions process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for EMPA scholarships are accepted until 15 August. Applications for financial aid (reduction in the tuition fees) are accepted as long as funds are available. Both free spots as well as scholarship and financial aid funds are limited and the programme is in high demand, which is why early application is strongly recommended.

The selection committee may decide to invite preselected candidates to a phone or skype interview. The committee also decides on the admissions for the new Executive MPA cohort.