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Join our Open Week this December

It's time for #HertieOpenWeek! Build your schedule and register for events.

Get to know our master’s programmes, attend an admissions workshop as you work on your application, and chat with students and alumni online.

From 6-10 December, we’re bringing you a week of online info sessions, coffee chats, and workshops so that you can discover student life at the Hertie School and get some tips for your application! Check out all of our Open Week events and mix and match your own schedule. Here are some highlights of the week:

Life as a Hertie School graduate student

  • 6 December, 4:30-5:00 pm | Opening lecture with Luciana Cingolani
    How about getting a sneak peek at a Hertie School class? Assistant Professor of Public Administration Luciana Cingolani, who teaches the first-year MPP core course on public management, will present on how diversity in bureaucracy affects perceptions of social exclusion. Acting President Mark Hallerberg and Dean of Graduate Programmes Christine Reh will start the session with some opening remarks.
  • 7 December, 4:00-5:00 pm CET | Outside the classroom – meet our student clubs
    There’s more to being a graduate student at Hertie than just what you learn in class. Extracurricular activities abound at the Hertie School and in Berlin. Find out more from our student clubs!
  • 10 December, 4:00-5:00 pm (CET) | Chat with our student ambassadors!
    Wondering what it's like to live in Berlin as a graduate student? Curious about what studying at the Hertie School is really like? Chat with our student ambassadors directly.

Admissions and how to apply

For each of the MPP, MIA, MDS and Executive MPA programmes, there will be two info sessions at different times of day (12:00 and 6:00 pm CET) to accommodate different time zones. If you have more specific questions about the different application components, these might also interest you:

  • 7 December, 5:00-6:00 pm CET | How to apply workshop
    If you want to apply for our master’s programmes but don’t know where to start, join this workshop with the Admissions Team to get some pointers for putting together a great application!
  • 8 December, 4:00-5:00 pm (CET) | How do I finance my studies at the Hertie School?
    We know that financing can play a big role in pursuing your master's degree. In this session, we'll go over the Hertie School's scholarships, as well as other external funding opportunities you can explore.

Career development, alumni and study abroad

  • 6 December, 3:00-4:00 pm CET | Career development at the Hertie School
    Hear from our dedicated careers team and learn about the various professional development resources and opportunities you can take advantage of during your studies – consultations, workshops, career fairs, networking events with alumni and more.
  • 8 December, 5:00-6:00 pm (CET) | Alumni panel and coffee chat
    Meet three of our graduates and find out more about their experiences during and after the Hertie School!
  • 9 December, 5:00-6:00 pm (CET) | Beyond Berlin – exchange semesters and dual degrees
    Curious about where MPP and MIA students can study abroad for a semester or even a year? Join Anja Gimpel from our International Office, who will walk you through the study abroad application process and available options.

Maybe you’re set on a particular programme and have started an application already. Or perhaps you’re still on the fence about which master’s you’re interested in. No matter where you are in the admissions process, the Open Week is a great opportunity to delve into the different programmes and services the Hertie School has to offer! Check out the full schedule and register for events today.

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