Dual Degrees

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

Study in Toronto and Berlin

The Munk School of Global Affairs & 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 this dual degree programme may not take a gap year and thus cannot 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). 

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

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

How to apply

The dual-degree programme 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 Munk candidacy in the “Further Information” section.

To increase your chances of a partial scholarship you are encouraged to apply by 1 February. The deadline for the MIA/MGA dual degree with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is 1 May each year.