Executive Master of Public Administration: Funding your studies

We are committed to attracting the best students from around the world. To achieve this goal, the Hertie School awards financial aid and partners with a variety of organisations to offer the following options to fund your studies: scholarships, external funding and modular entry.


Scholarships are one way we support Executive MPA students in financing their studies – they cover up to 50% of the tuition fees.

We offer two types of partial scholarships: general scholarships that every applicant that demonstrates financial need can apply for and special scholarships targeted towards applicants with specific profiles or interests. For all scholarships, we base our decision on the personal suitability (including previous relevant professional experience), academic excellence, motivation and financial need of the candidates. Our scholarships do not cover living expenses.

Click here to read about our partial scholarships. Below you can find more information on the special scholarships available for Executive MPA students, their application and selection process as well as the respective deadlines:

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You must complete the Financial Information and Scholarship section on our online application form and select that you wish to apply for a scholarship by the Hertie School.

If you are applying for one of the partial scholarships, please choose one from the drop-down menu in the form and indicate your suitability for the scholarship briefly in your letter of motivation. If you do not apply for a special scholarship, you will still be considered for a general scholarship (up to 50% of the tuition fees) as explained above.

Applicants in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline, but scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis, until the final application deadline.

Modular entry

Executive MPA Courses can also be booked individually or in combination as a certificate. Credits earned and fees paid for these can be fully transferred to the Executive MPA programme at a later date. Registrations for open enrollment courses are accepted throughout the year.

External funding

Apart from scholarships, there are a number of financing possibilities outside of the Hertie School including private and public foundations, banks and other national or international institutions. External funding options vary according to an applicant's country of origin. 

Please keep in mind that the majority of financial aid by the Hertie School is offered in the form of partial scholarships. We therefore encourage students to reach out to us to find out more about additional sources of funding. Learn more about the options that best apply to you: