Press release

Hertie School reaccredited as Title IV school by US Department of Education

MPP, MIA and PhD programmes recertified through 2023. 

Berlin, 11 April 2018 – The Hertie School in Berlin has been recertified until 31 December 2023 as a Title IV school by the US Department of Education, an exceptionally long accreditation period. As a Title IV school, the Hertie School can process US federal student aid requests for its Master of Public Policy and Master of International Affairs degrees, as well as its Doctoral Programme in Governance. The Hertie School is one of few German universities to achieve this status, meeting the strict requirements of the American government regarding the quality of the school’s study programmes and the stability of its finances.

“The long-term accreditation by the US Department of Education is a seal of approval for our international status among competitive universities and an important building block in developing our transatlantic network,” says Helmut K. Anheier, President of the Hertie School.

At least 13 percent of Hertie School students are American, half of whom receive federal education funding. The Hertie School maintains strong relationships with North American universities, offering exchange, study abroad and dual degree opportunities at 10 American partner universities including Columbia University, Georgetown University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Find out more about the Hertie School’s financial aid and scholarship opportunities here.


The Hertie School is a private university based in Berlin, Germany, accredited by the state and the German Science Council. It prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded at the end of 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major partner.