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Future of Europe Scholarship

The Future of Europe Scholarship is aimed at future policymakers and leaders who are passionate about European cooperation, who wish to analyse and respond to existing and upcoming new complexities on the continent and who would like to pursue careers in European affairs.

Key facts

Who is it for?

Applicants with demonstrated interest in European cooperation, either academically or professionally, who wish to pursue a degree in public policy or international affairs.

How to apply

  • Additionally, answer one of the following questions in a brief essay:
  • In the first decades of European integration, the EU was described as making “policy without politics” (Vivien Schmidt). Is this still the case in 2019?
  • Is the European Union’s attempt to “export” rules and values beyond its borders normatively desirable or problematic?
  • Is national democracy undermined by EU membership? Why (not)?

The additional essay should be sent to grad-admissions[at]hertie-school[dot]org after a standard application has been submitted.

Interested applicants should submit their applications and motivation statements before 1 February. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

“Thanks to the scholarship, I am able to deepen my understanding and to develop the mindset and skills necessary for making meaningful impact on a European and global level.”

Kristina Hatas (Sweden), Student, MIA 2020

“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), Student, MPP 2019