Dual Degrees

Dual degree with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Study in Toronto and Berlin

The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Hertie School have joined forces to offer a dual master’s degree programme in International Affairs and Global Affairs.

In this two-year programme, students integrate a truly international approach and perspective into their study of international policymaking and gain the tools to tackle global challenges and devise sound policy proposals in an interconnected and multipolar world.

During the first year, students are enrolled in the Hertie School’s MIA programme and take courses in Berlin. Students move to Toronto for their second year and are enrolled in the Munk School’s Global Affairs programme.

Between the first and second years of study, students complete an internship at an institution in the public, private or civil society sector. The Hertie School partners with institutions from all three sectors to offer internship positions. Securing an internship is the responsibility of each student, but the Hertie School and Munk School Career Development offices provide support where possible.

Students in the dual degree programme may not take a gap year and thus are unable to participate in the Hertie School's Professional Year programme.

Students pay the tuition fees stipulated by their host institution (the Hertie School for the first year and the Munk School for the second year). For their year at the Hertie School, admitted students with financial need are guaranteed a Hertie School tuition waiver worth 25% of the regular tuition fee.

Please contact the admissions team at the Hertie School directly at grad-admissions(at)hertie-school.org. For further information about the courses and admissions at the Munk School, please contact mga(at)utoronto.ca.

Please visit the Munk School's website for additional information on the dual degree programme.

How to apply

The  MIA/MGA dual degree programme with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy is open to candidates worldwide. Admission is competitive, based largely on academic excellence and professional focus.

To apply, please complete the Master of International Affairs application form in the Hertie School application portal and indicate your candidacy for the dual degree in the “Further Information” section.

Students are encouraged to apply by 1 February. Admitted candidates with financial need are eligible for 25% tuition waivers for their year at the Hertie School.

The final deadline for the dual degree with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy is 1 May of each year.