Hertie School of Governance

International Affairs (MIA), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The International Affairs (MIA) programme is offered at Hertie School of Governance.

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

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

Accreditation

  • Accredited by AQUIN

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Organisations
  • Global Governance
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • International Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted until 1 May.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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.
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Living costs for Berlin

710 - 1230 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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