Key facts

  • 2-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English, MPP degree
  • Specialise in policy analysis or management and organisation
  • Leading international faculty
  • Career services, professional and alumni network
  • Integrated professional development: Internship and Professional Year programme
  • Tuition: 16,250 euros per year
  • Accredited by AQUIN
  • International academic exchanges and dual degrees
  • Scholarships available  

Why study public policy at the Hertie School?

  • Excellent teaching that combines perspectives from economics, political science, law and sociology, with training in quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Hands-on preparation for careers in politics, public administration, business and civil society
  • 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


Build a strong interdisciplinary foundation. Combine theory and practice to understand today’s most pressing public policy problems. Gain the tools to analyse and manage policy challenges and to formulate sustainable solutions.

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Semester 4

Scholarships and financial aid

If you have a strong motivation to study at the Hertie School, financial constraints should not stand in your way. The Hertie School offers a range of scholarships (tuition waivers) and financial aid for highly qualified applicants. [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 supports students in all matters related to their career development. [more]

An international student body

MPP students come from over 50 nations and many academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. The average MPP student speaks 4 languages, holds 2 degrees, has completed 3 internships, and has studied, volunteered or worked in 3 countries. [more]

How to apply

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.