Key facts

  • 2-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English, MA degree
  • Specialise in finance and trade or security and sustainability
  • Leading international faculty
  • Career services, professional and alumni network
  • Integrated professional development: Internship and Professional Year programme
  • Tuition: 16,250 Euro per year
  • Accredited by AQUIN
  • International academic exchanges and dual degrees
  • Scholarships available

Why study international affairs at the Hertie School?

  • The Master of International Affairs prepares you for careers in government, NGOs, diplomacy, political affairs consultancies, multinational corporations and more. 
  • MIA students are equipped with the policymaking tools to tackle global challenges and devise sound policy proposals in a global multi-level system. 
  • An inspiring international student body and global alumni network 
  • Regular opportunities to network with leaders from all sectors at exclusive events
  • Study in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s key political, cultural and thought hubs 

These are just a couple of reasons. We’ve listed more here.

Scholarships and financial aid

If you have a strong motivation to enrol in the Hertie School’s MIA, financial constraints should not stand in your way. The school offers a range of scholarships (tuition waivers) and financial aid for highly qualified applicants plus advice on acquiring external scholarships and student loans. [more]


Combine theory and practice to understand international affairs. Gain an interdisciplinary toolkit to manage global challenges in security and sustainability or finance and trade. [more]

Career services

Career planning is a lifelong matter. Be it a CV check, internship or Professional Year advice, mock interviews, general orientation or decision-making, the Career Services team support students in all matters related to their career development. [more]

Apply now

To increase your chances of a scholarship or financial aid, you are encouraged to apply by 1 February.

You need the following: 

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from any disciplinary background
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Academic letters of reference
  • English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS)

Applications are accepted until 1 May.