Call for Applications

Study at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin

The Hertie School is now accepting applications for its Graduate and Executive Programmes:

  • The Master of Public Policy is a two-year full-time study programme that offers a problem-oriented education in governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership.
  • The Master of International Affairs is a two-year full-time study programme that provides the analytical toolkit to understand and manage global challenges in security and sustainability or finance and trade.
  • The Doctoral Programme in Governance is a three-year programme for PhD candidates with a desire to understand fundamental policy problems and patterns of governance at the highest level of academic research.
  • The flexible Executive Master of Public Administration provides mid-career professionals from all sectors with competences and hands-on skills to tackle today's governance and management challenges (modular entry possible).
  • In addition, Executive Seminars, Certificates and various other short-term programmes are on offer in the field of public and financial management, governance, leadership, development cooperation and communication.

As of 4 December 2015, applications will be accepted for the new dual degree Executive MBA/MPA offered together with European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). The programme is directed at executives from all sectors with current or prospective leadership positions at the interface of business and governance.

Apply Today!


China’s low-carbon development strategy and emissions trading

26.11.2015 - 26.11.2016 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Public Event

Lunchtime Seminar with Frank Jotzo, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy.

Venue: Room 3.30

To register, please send an e-mail to Felix Krause (f.krause(at)

The Road to Paris: What does COP 21 hold for the world?

27.11.2015 | 06:30 pm - 07:45 pm

Public Event

Panel Discussion with Philippe Etienne (Ambassador of France to Germany), Friis Arne Petersen (Ambassador of Denmark to Germany), Wang Tianling (Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Berlin), Iwona Jakuszko-Dudka (First Secretary to the Embassy of Poland to Germany) and Jan Minx ( Hertie School & Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change).

With opening remarks by Undersecretary of State, ret.  Rolf-Dieter Schnelle (fellows & friends of the Hertie Foundation).

Moderation: Thomas O’Donnel, Hertie School

An initiative of the Hertie School Alumni Network.

Please register for the event here.

BAMS - Berlin Applied Micro Seminar

30.11.2015 | 03:15 pm - 04:30 pm

Public Event

with Felipe Valencia Caicedo, Job Market Candidate, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, on 'The Mission: Human Capital Transmission, Economic Persistence and Culture in South America'

Venue: DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall, 1st Floor) – Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin

The BAMS is a research seminar which is jointly organized by the DIW, Hertie School, Humboldt University and WZB and co-funded by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP).