Funding your studies

Our mission is to educate the next generation of leaders in government, business and civil society. We recognise that pursuing a graduate degree is a significant financial commitment for most students, and we strive to offer a variety of support options in order to create an inclusive learning environment that prioritises merit over ability to pay. 

By the numbers


We offer a total of 12 full profile-based scholarships.


In 2020, we awarded full and partial scholarships worth a total of 2 million euros.


In 2020, 77% of our students received full or partial tuition waivers.

Work and study

Many students find that combining their studies with a part-time job a useful way to get the most out of their graduate school experience. We offer various student assistant positions within our administration, across our Centres of Competence and with our research projects. You can find more information about vacancies here

Non-EU/EEA students are also able to work in Germany alongside their studies up to 20 hours per week. In total, students can work for 120 full days or 240 half days per year.

Student voices

“After almost a decade of working, starting fresh with Masters was a major financial risk. The financial aid that I received from the Hertie School has helped me immensely and boosted my confidence that I can kickstart my career in a new direction.”

Diksha Choudhary, MPP 2022

“I decided to pursue the MPP at Hertie School to leverage my managerial, leadership, and analytical skills for more impactful work in the Brazilian public sector. The Scholarship for Public Servants in Brazil, funded by, enabled me to do so.”

Marina Luna, Brazil, MPP 2022

“The Future of Europe Scholarship enabled me to further pursue my interest in European affairs. Had it not been for the scholarship, I would not have been able to study at the Hertie School.”

Toma Pavlov (Bulgaria), MPP 2019

“The scholarship from the Hertie School helps me to expand my intellectual boundaries and enables me to further develop my skills as an advocate for students from socially disadvantaged families.”

Neslihan Altun (Germany), MPP 2019