Full scholarships

Full scholarships at the Hertie School

Full scholarships are one way we support students in financing their studies – they cover 100% of the tuition fees.

These are competitive awards based on academic excellence, personal suitability, motivation and financial need. They are targeted towards applicants with specific profiles or interest in the development of specific regions or academic fields. These scholarships do not cover living expenses.

You can find more information about each full scholarship and the deadlines below:

For the Executive MPA, we only award partial scholarships.

How to apply

Create an account in our application portal and select the programme you wish to apply for.

In the online application form, make sure you fill out the Financial Information section: Choose “yes” as the answer to the question “Are you applying for a full or partial scholarship from the Hertie School?” and  indicate which full scholarship you are applying for.

You must fill out the Declaration of Finances. Please indicate the total amount of funds you have secured for your studies at the time you apply. Do not include any funding that you are still in the process of securing or have not certainly secured in your Declaration of Finances. This information will be used to confirm your financial need.

Specific requirements and deadlines for each scholarship may vary. Often, a supplemental essay is required. Candidates who do not submit all required supplementary materials by the scholarship application deadline cannot be considered for a full scholarship. You can find all information needed on each individual scholarship page.

Please note, you may only apply for one full scholarship per programme, per application cycle.

How do we allocate full scholarships?

After individually reviewing candidates, their applications and any supplemental scholarship materials, the Admissions Team will invite shortlisted applicants to an interview conducted by a professor working in a field relevant to the scholarship. During the interview, candidates can expect a discussion on their essay, relevant academic topics and their personal motivation to study at the Hertie School.

For more information about funding opportunities for each programme, please visit:


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