International Security Policy Scholarship

Climate change, cyber-warfare, nuclear weapons, terrorism – the security challenges facing the international community in the 21st century are diverse and complex. The International Security Policy Scholarship is intended for students who are passionate about international security and wish to pursue a career in this field.

This scholarship is offered in cooperation with the Centre for International Security.

Key facts

Who is it for?

MIA applicants with demonstrated academic or professional interest in international security and the challenges that arise in a complex, global multi-level system.

How to apply

  • First, submit a standard application to the MIA programme.
  • Additionally, answer one of the following questions in a brief essay:
    • There are currently many grand challenges to international security. Pick one such challenge and critically analyse what the key obstacles are to solving it.
    • Over the past decade, many pundits and commentators have argued that, globally speaking, war is on the decline. Critically analyse this statement.

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

Interested applicants should submit their application and essay before 1 February. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.