Sustainability and Energy Policy Scholarship

As the world faces megatrends such as climate change and increasing inequality that pose threats to social stability in the future, the study of responsible governance is essential in the coming decades. The Sustainability and Energy Policy Scholarship is for students interested in global sustainability, renewable energy and the transformation of energy systems. Applicants must possess the desire to deepen their knowledge in this field by examining governance structures, policies, markets, technology and new ideas in order to achieve the material and social conditions of long-term and universal human well-being.

Key facts

Who is it for?

Applicants with demonstrated academic or professional interest in issues related to sustainability and energy policy.

How to apply

  • First, submit a standard application to the MPP or MIA programme.
  • Additionally, answer one of the following questions in a brief essay:
    • Who do you think is mainly responsible for addressing the challenge of climate change: individuals or political systems?
    • We appear to be witnessing the emergence of a new era of major geopolitical tensions and weaponized interdependence. In which ways might this affect the prospects for global energy and climate policy?
    • Do you think the SDGs are a useful concept? Why (not)?

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 applications and motivation statements before 1 February. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.