The "Doctoral Programme in Governance" is the Hertie School doctoral programme. The Hertie School is also a member of the “Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS)”. It is furthermore part of the DFG Research Training Group “The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policies (DYNAMICS)"

Students can apply in parallel to all programmes. Each programme has its own website and specific application procedure. Please see below for more information. 

Doctoral Programme in Governance (deadline: 31 January 2019)

The Doctoral Programme in Governance is a three-year structured doctoral programme with a focus on governance and public policy. It familiarizes students with cutting-edge research concepts and methods and brings together perspectives from political science, economics, law, sociology, and management. Interested students can select from a variety of advisors and topics. [more]

Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (deadline: 31 January 2019)

The BGTS is the graduate school of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), which is a joint effort of Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Hertie School of Governance, and others. BGTS builds on the successful programme BTS and will open in January 2019. [more]

The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policies (deadline: 7 January 2019)

The DFG Research Training Group "The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policies" (DYNAMICS) provides doctoral researchers with a unique and internationally competitive three-year PhD programme in cutting-edge quantitative methods and advanced theories of demography, democracy and public policy. It is a joint endeavour of the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Hertie School of Governance and funded by the German Research Foundation. From fall 2019, a total of 35 doctoral researchers will study the relationship between demographic change, democratic processes and public policy. [more]