Now accepting applications for fall 2021

Apply today and join the Hertie School community.

Our application portal is open! Read a letter from the Hertie School’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions and apply for the MIA and MPP today.

Dear Prospective Students,

Our online application portal for fall 2021 entry into the Master of International Affairs and the Master of Public Policy programmes is now open! We’re looking forward to starting this process with all of you.

Fall is always an exciting time for us, and even with all the changes 2020 has brought, this admissions season will be no less so. Usually, our admissions representatives would be spread across the world to meet you in person in the coming months. We cherish and miss these interactions, but through our experience in spring and summer we have found many creative ways of connecting with prospective students personally.

This fall we're planning more ways for you to get to know us, including in webinars, informal virtual coffee chats, and online admissions office hours. Find out more and attend our upcoming events for prospective students.

While many things are different, what has not changed is our dedication to making the admissions process as smooth as possible for you. We know that choosing a master’s programme is an important decision, and we are committed to assisting you from the very beginning until your arrival at the Hertie School next fall. So if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to reach out to us at grad-admissions[at]hertie-school[dot]org and request a personal call.

We are here for you, and we can’t wait to get to know you over the next few months.

Benjamin Steffen
Director Recruitment and Admissions


You can apply for the Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Policy until 1 May 2021. The priority deadline is 1 February 2021. Make sure to take a close look at our admissions requirements and let us know if you have any questions.

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