German Foundations Scholarship

What is it?

Stipend holders of the German "Begabtenförderungswerke" and members of the Hertie Foundation's fellows & friends programme, are guaranteed at least a 25% scholarship upon admission to the Master of Public PolicyMaster of International Affairs or Master of Data Science for Public Policy programmes (deadline: 1 May).

Who is it for?

Stipend holders of one of the German "Begabtenförderungswerke" and members of the Hertie Foundation's fellows & friends programme, who wish to pursue a degree in public policy, international affairs or data science at the Hertie School.

Applicants who are stipend holders or members of the following organisations and programmes can apply:

  • Avicenna-Studienwerk
  • Cusanuswerk
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst
  • Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk
  • fellows & friends (Hertie-Stiftung)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
  • Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung
  • Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
  • Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
  • Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft and Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

If students become stipend holders of the German Begabtenförderungswerke during their first year of studies, the 25% reduction of the tuition fees can only be granted for the second year of studies.
Student who become fellows & friends (Hertie-Stiftung) members after joining the Hertie School are not eligible for this partial scholarship.

How to apply

Along with the rest of their application documents, applicants for the German Foundation Scholarship should upload:

  • a copy of their stipend certificate ("German Begabtenförderungswerke")
  • proof of membership in fellows & friends, e.g. a previous stipend certificate (Hertie Foundation's fellows & friends)

If the stipend certificate is not available at the time of your application it must be submitted to the Admissions Team to before 1 September at the latest.

“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), Student, MPP 2019