Hertie School of Governance

Public Policy (MPP), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The Public Policy (MPP) programme is offered at Hertie School of Governance.

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

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.

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.


  • Accredited by AQUIN

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Policy Process
  • Public Management
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Law and Governance
  • Concentration Course
  • Project Course

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

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)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    16250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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