Study abroad

Gain international experience

Academic exchanges | Master of Public Policy and Master of International Affairs

Tokyo. Geneva. Singapore. Toronto. Beijing. Or Cairo.

The Hertie School offers its master's candidates more than just a degree. Students can gain experience at partner institutions around the world during a semester-long academic exchange.

Students apply for one of the academic exchange places after their first semester.  They then attend the partner university during their third semester.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Master of International Affairs (MIA)

Additional exchange partnerships for the MIA are currently being established. 

Executive MPA exchange programmes

The Hertie School has established course-based exchange programmes with the following universities:

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 

A cooperation agreement with Copenhagen Business School (CBS) allows Executive MPA students to visit courses of the Master of Public Governance (MPG) programme in Denmark and vice versa. The MPG degree is an accredited executive master degree programme at CBS which is jointly run by CBS and the University of Copenhagen. 

ESCP Europe 

In order to enhance exchange between professionals of all sectors, a cooperation agreement was signed between the more public oriented Hertie School and the more business oriented  ESCP Europe. Executive MPA students can visit business and leadership courses of the European Executive MBA programme – which was ranked #12 in the Financial Times' 2016 Executive MBA ranking – on all ESCP Europe's campuses (Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin), and ESCP Europe students can visit governance and public management courses of the Executive MPA programme.

University of Bern (UniBe) 

UniBe is a comprehensive Swiss university with a full range of Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programmes, also offering Executive programmes to students in various fields of study. The Center of Competence for Public Management (CCPM)  at UniBe provides Master as well as Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Administration as core products. The Hertie School concluded a cooperation agreement with the University of Bern in 2011, making this the newest exchange programme within the Executive MPA.

Dual degrees | Master of Public Policy and Master of International Affairs

Our dual degree partnerships offer students the opportunity to spend their second year of study at selected institutions around the world. Following the year abroad, students receive a degree from both institutions. Our students can apply during their first semester to one of the following partners:

** For MIA and MPP students

Additional dual degree programmes

In addition, we have special dual degree programmes with the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po (MPP) and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University (MIA and MPP). These dual degrees have separate admission procedures. [more]

Students who choose the dual degree spend their first year at the Hertie School and then their second year abroad at the partner school. They pay tuition to the partner institution during their second year. 

* For MPP students

Scholarships for Study Abroad

The scholarship programme PROMOS helps students to cover travel costs for an exchange semester or internship abroad. It is funded by the German Exchange Service (DAAD).

The ERASMUS+ programme supports student and staff mobility in the 28 EU member countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

Hertie School students who seek funding to finance study abroad activities are asked to contact us for detailled information.

DAAD PROMOS travel grants (MPP and MIA)

About the programme

The programme was established in 2010 replacing the FMS Programme (Freemover Scholarships) of the DAAD. The former FMS Programme and current PROMOS Programme share the objective to increase the international mobility of students in Germany. PROMOS is financed by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Eligibility

All MPP and MIA students completing an exchange (max. 6 months) or internship abroad (min. 6 weeks; max. 6 months) between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 are eligible to apply. 

The region you plan to visit must not be an Erasmus+ programme country and there must not be a travel and security warning from the Federal Foreign Office for your travel destination. Moreover, you must not receive a scholarship from one of the large German foundations (“Begabtenförderungswerke”) or the DAAD for your stay abroad. 

Application

Please submit your application via MyStudies by 19 April 2017, 23:59 CEST.

Please also find the country-specific funding rates here. Due to limited funding being allocated to us, we will only be able to offer travel grants (“Reisekostenpauschale”) or partial stipends (“Teilstipendienrate”) to a limited number of students. The exact grant amount will be communicated to you if your application was successful. A selection committee consisting of a member of Graduate Programmes, Career Services and Student Affairs will select the grant recipients based on the following two criteria:

  • Academic performance / current GPA (50 %)
  • Your motivation for the stay abroad and its relevance for your personal, academic and/or professional development (50 %)

For more information about the travel grants and how to apply contact us.

Erasmus+ stipends for student mobility

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. With an overall budget of 14.7 billion €, the programme provides various opportunities for Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.

The Erasmus+ programme implements the following actions:

KEY ACTION 1: Mobility of Individuals

KEY ACTION 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices

KEY ACTION 3: Support for policy reform

In November 2014, the Hertie School of Governance (D BERLIN25) was awarded with the Erasmus Charter of Higher Education, which is the prerequisite for participation in the Erasmus+ programme.

Within the framework of KEY ACTION 1 the Hertie School currently offers support for student and staff mobility. The following projects can be funded:

  • a study period at a partner Higher Education Institution
  • a traineeship in an institution located in an Erasmus+ programme country

Eligibility

Any student, regardless of nationality, is eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant for an internship abroad. Students can receive Erasmus+ funding for a maximum period of 12 months per study cycle. Therefore, students who have already done an Erasmus+ internship during their bachelor's or during a different master's programme may still be eligible to apply for funding.

Students can also receive an Erasmus+ grant for an internship up to 12 months after graduation, given that they submit their funding application while still being an enrolled student.

However, please note that priority will be given to students who apply for funding for their mandatory internship.

  • Duration of internship: 2 to 12 months
  • Target countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Internship provider: Internships at EU institutions (see full list here) or at any agency in charge of EU programmes (for example DAAD) cannot be funded.

Benefits

  • learning agreement between employer, university, and student
  • academic recognition of the internship
  • payment of mobility grant
  • support for cultural, linguistic and administrative preparation
  • special funds available for students with children and students with disabilities

The minimum monthly benefits per country can be found below:

  • Programme Countries with higher living costs: 350 € minimum monthly grant. Countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, UK
  • Programme Countries with medium living costs: 300 € minimum monthly grant. Countries: Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Cyprus
  • Programme Countries with lower living costs: 250 € minimum monthly grant. Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The exact monthly amount will be communicated to students in June 2017 after the funds have been allocated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Application

Applications for internship funding have to be submitted via MyStudies at least 1 month before the planned start date of the internship. They will be evaluated on a rolling basis. As funding is subject to availability, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

The following documents have to be uploaded with your application on MyStudies:

  • Traineeship Confirmation by Employer (informal email confirmation is sufficient)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency in Main Working Language
  • Statement of Purpose

Students with special financial needs (for example students with children) and students with disabilities who wish to apply for additional financial support need to contact the Student Affairs & Study Abroad department before submitting their application.

If you have any questions regarding your application or Erasmus+ in general, please don’t hesitate to contact erasmus@hertie-school.org.

Downloads Erasmus Charter of Higher Education | Erasmus Policy Statement

More information about Erasmus+ mobility actions is provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit

Kennedyallee 50 | 53115 Bonn | Germany

Tel.: +49(0)228/882-8877 | Email: erasmus@daad.de | Web: www.eu.daad.de

Generation Study Abroad

The Hertie School is proud to have pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)'s  Generation Study Abroad initiative to foster its partnerships with US American universities.

As commitment partner of Generation Study Abroad our top 5 actions are: 
1.    Increase funding & scholarships 
2.    Expand student diversity 
3.    Improve campus training & support 
4.    Curricular integration 
5.    Engage alumni

US Americans looking for funding for their exchange semester or dual degree at the Hertie School are asked to check out the funding website of the IIE.