Letter of Motivation (2 pages maximum)
Official academic transcript(s)
English proficiency certificate (for non-native English speakers)
For more information please read the detailed application instructions below and consult our FAQs.
You must have completed at least an undergraduate degree (bachelors or equivalent) in order to be admitted. If you do not yet have your undergraduate degree at the time of application, please indicate when you will receive it on the online application form. You must complete all of your undergraduate academic course work and exams by 1 September 2017 in order to matriculate.
1. Create an online account in our applications portal and follow the step-by-step instructions. Fill in the online application carefully and completely, incomplete applications cannot be accepted
2. Upload required supporting documents to online application:
3. Contact two referees for letters of reference.
However, it is in your own best interest to submit academic references wherever possible.
We encourage you to use the Hertie School form, but we also accept references in a letter format. Your letters of reference must be directly submitted by your referees. Referees will not be contacted by the Hertie School of Governance. It is your responsibility to make sure they submit their letters of reference. For information on how referees can submit their letters please see the application portal or our FAQs.
4. Submit your application. An application can be saved and re-visited until it is "submitted". Once submitted, the application will no longer be accessible to the candidate.
All documents must be submitted in English. Please note we are not able to return any application materials.
Please keep in mind that only complete applications will be evaluated. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure they submit all required documents and that the submitted documents are valid.
There is no application fee. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
For more information please consult our FAQs section.
All applicantions are assessed on the basis of the following criteria: