Hertie School Fellowship

The Hertie School Fellowship is an opportunity for all MPP and MIA applicants who receive a stipend from one of the German Begabtenförderungswerke (sponsorship organisations). Upon admission to the Hertie School, students are offered a 25% tuition waiver.

In addition, up to five full tuition waivers will be awarded among these candidates based on academic excellence, personal suitability and motivation. 

Find out more about the selection criteria

How to apply

  • Follow the standard application procedure using our online portal.
  • Submit the stipend certificate issued by the German sponsorship organisation with your application. The Partial tuition waiver will automatically be applied to the tuition fee upon admission.
  • Fellows for the full tuition waiver will be selected after an interview which the selection committee will conduct by Skype/telephone. Selected applicants will be contacted ahead of time.
  • Please make sure to mention your eligibility for this fellowship in the General Comments section of our online application form.


The priority deadline for applications is 1 February, but we accept late applications until 1 May. All tuition waivers will be allocated on a rolling basis. We therefore recommend that you apply early.