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Hertie School of Management

Address: Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Description Hertie School of Management

  • Foundation: 2003
  • Status: private non-profit institution
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Age: from 21 years
  • Accommodation: apartments
  • Language of instruction: English.

Hertie School of Management was founded by the Hertie Foundation, which finances democracy and European integration projects. The main task: to study, develop and teach new methods of government. In 2005, the School got the opportunity to give higher education, work on master's programs, and since 2008 access to graduate school has been open. Since 2012, the scientific board of the Hertie School of Management has awarded doctoral degrees.

  • 687 students
  • 35 instructors
  • 3 faculties.

The main areas of study:

  • Politics
  • International relations
  • Public administration.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hertie School of Management

Program name
from 8 125 € / semester


  1. Beginning of the semester: September
  2. Language of instruction: English
  3. Age: 21+
  4. Tuition deposit for admission: 1500 € (part of the program fee)
  5. Program Duration: 1-2 years
  6. Programs:

a. Master of Public Policy (MPP)

b. Master of International Relations (MIA)

c. Master of Public Administration.

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Graduate School (PhD)

1. Beginning of the semester: September

2. Language of instruction: English

3. Age: 22+

5. Duration of the program: 3 years

6. Programs:

a. Doctoral Management Program

b. Doctoral program “The Link between Demographic Change, Democratic Processes, and Public Policy (in partnership with Humbolt University)

c. Doctoral program “Problems of Modern Liberal Societies” (jointly with the Free University)

d. Doctoral program in Economics (jointly with the Berlin School of Economics).

Accommodation, housing and food

Students rent apartments in the city. For accommodation you will need to allocate from 450 € to 850 €, for food and transport - from 350 € to 500 € per month.


  • 5 research centers in major policy areas
  • Particular attention to the development of analytical and practical skills among students
  • Participation in national and international forums, organization of large-scale events, meetings at the Hertie School of Management
  • Interdisciplinary approach to learning
  • Free postgraduate studies
  • Geographical location: city campus in Berlin, the capital of a European state, historical and cultural center.

Equipment Hertie School of Management

Hertie School of Management has modern classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a library, gyms and venues.

In 2023, the School will move to the Robert Koch Forum, a historic building near the Reichstag, where the school will have restored lecture halls, a conference hall with 300 seats, a large library. The Hertie School of Management will be the main tenant of the William II era building. For the restoration of the Forum, the Berlin authorities allocated more than 42 million euros.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Study fee 293.8 € per semester (graduate students 278.8 €)
  • Service fee of 100 € (graduate students 80 €) for using the student service: canteens, sports facilities, additional services
  • Health insurance 90 €.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Certificate in English received before June 1 of the current year: TOEFL (PBT 600 / IBT 100), IELTS (total 7.0 / writing 7.0), Cambrige ESOL (CDEC / CAE B)
  • Bachelor's or master's degree (in profile of the Hertie School of Management) of an accredited university with an application translated into English 
  • Motivation letter in English
  • 2 recommendations from teachers in English, sent from the official email address.

Scholarships Hertie School of Management

More than 300 students at Hertie School receive financial assistance. Scholarships depend on the chosen direction:

  • Scholarship "The Future of Europe"
  • Scholarship on international law and human rights
  • Scholarship on Sustainable Development and Energy Policy
  • Scholarship "New Perspectives"
  • Scholarship for international security policy
  • Digital management scholarship.

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