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Hertie School of Governance


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Hertie School of Governance

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence located in vibrant and cosmopolitan Berlin. Exceptional teaching, research and outreach on international and intersectoral governance challenges are the school’s hallmark.


Our motto is "Understand today. Shape tomorrow". We attract a highly talented student body from diverse national and disciplinary backgrounds— united by a desire to make a difference and to bring about a better future. We offer them a study environment characterised by close interaction with faculty, lively public debates and engagement with current policy developments. In addition, our students have access to the School’s global network that includes the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po in Paris, Columbia University in New York and many other excellent public policy schools worldwide.

As an ambassador of good governance and public stewardship, the Hertie School has become a hub for top scholars and researchers, as well as experts and representatives from the spheres of politics, business and civil society who contribute to events at the school. Our students actively contribute to these debates and regularly spearhead their own initiatives to foster the public good.

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Hertie School of Governance: Student life

Berlin is in the heart of Europe. Germany's capital is a hub for political and cultural events, and a crossroads for travel in Europe and beyond. Located in the city's “Mitte” neighbourhood, the Hertie School is just minutes away from the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and other important political and historic landmarks.


Hertie School students regularly contribute to public discussions with heads of state, ministers, leading academics, CEOs, and representatives of international organisations. Through The Governance Post, an online student magazine on modern governance, informal discussions with ambassadors, student and alumni lectures, and international conferences such as the European Public Policy Conference and the GPPN Student Conference, they foster a culture of exchange on public policy and governance.


Students have also initiated many clubs catering to cultural, political and social interests. Whether it’s playing football on the field or on the kicker table, discussing social innovation, sustainability and international political economy, or learning a new language, they are constantly taking the initiative to make the most of their time at the school.


And this doesn’t end when they graduate: The global alumni network is an integral part of life at the Hertie School, benefitting students and graduates in their personal and professional lives.

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Hertie School of Governance: Application

The Hertie School is committed to attracting the best students from around the world. To achieve this goal we provide financial support to students in the form of full and partial tuition waivers. Most students rely on a mixture of tuition waivers, external scholarships, loans and student jobs to finance their studies.

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Hertie School of Governance

Friedrichstraße 180
10117 Berlin
T   030 259219-0

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