Key facts

  • 2-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English, MA degree
  • Specialise in finance and trade or security and sustainability
  • Leading international faculty
  • Career services, professional and alumni network
  • Integrated professional development: Internship and Professional Year programme
  • Tuition: 16,250 Euro per year
  • Accredited by AQUIN
  • International academic exchanges and dual degrees
  • Scholarships available

Why study international affairs at the Hertie School?

  • The Master of International Affairs prepares you for careers in government, NGOs, diplomacy, political affairs consultancies, multinational corporations and more. 
  • MIA students are equipped with the policymaking tools to tackle global challenges and devise sound policy proposals in a global multi-level system. 
  • An inspiring international student body and global alumni network 
  • Regular opportunities to network with leaders from all sectors at exclusive events
  • Study in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s key political, cultural and thought hubs 

These are just a couple of reasons. We’ve listed more here.


Combine theory and practice to understand international affairs. Gain an interdisciplinary toolkit to manage global challenges in security and sustainability or finance and trade.

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Semester 3

Semester 4

Scholarships and financial aid

If you have a strong motivation to enrol in the Hertie School’s MIA, financial constraints should not stand in your way. The school offers a range of scholarships (tuition waivers) and financial aid for highly qualified applicants plus advice on acquiring external scholarships and student loans. [more]

Career services

Career planning is a lifelong matter. Be it a CV check, internship or Professional Year advice, mock interviews, general orientation or decision-making, the Career Services team support students in all matters related to their career development. [more]

Apply now

To increase your chances of a scholarship or financial aid, you are encouraged to apply by 1 February.

You need the following: 

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from any disciplinary background
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Academic letters of reference
  • English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS)

Applications are accepted until 1 May.