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Hertie School’s Doctoral Programme in Governance 

The Doctoral Programme in Governance is an international structured doctoral training programme. Our PhD researchers study the conditions, structures and dynamics of governance. Every year, the Hertie School awards eight PhD stipends to incoming PhD researchers. 

Joint doctoral programmes

In cooperation with top universities and research institutes in Berlin, we offer three additional PhD programmes. If one of these specialised PhD programmes interests you, please apply through the separate portal. You may apply to all programmes in parallel. If you are admitted to one of these programmes, and your first supervisor is a Hertie School faculty member, you will usually be enrolled as a PhD researcher at the Hertie School, and receive your degree from the Hertie School.