Executive Master of Public Administration: Funding your studies

We are committed to attracting the best students from around the world. To achieve this goal, the Hertie School awards financial aid and partners with a variety of organisations to offer the following options to fund your studies: scholarships, external funding and modular entry.


Scholarships are one way we support Executive MPA students in financing their studies – we offer full and partial scholarships to cover up to 100% of tuition fees. 

Full scholarships are competitive awards based on academic excellence, personal suitability, motivation and financial need. They cover 100% of the tuition fees and are targeted towards applicants with specific profiles or interests. These scholarships often require a supplemental essay. 

Partial scholarships are reductions to tuition fees that range from 10% to 50%. We offer two types of partial scholarships: general scholarships that every applicant that demonstrates financial need can apply for and special scholarships targeted towards applicants with specific profiles or interests. Click here to learn more about our partial scholarships.

For all scholarships, we base our decision on the personal suitability (including previous relevant professional experience), academic excellence, motivation and financial need of the candidates. Our scholarships do not cover living expenses.

Below you can find more information on the special scholarships available for Executive MPA students, their application and selection process as well as the respective deadlines:

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You must fill out the Declaration of Finances during your application. Please indicate the total amount of funds you have secured for your studies at the time you apply. Do not include any funding that you are still in the process of securing or have not certainly secured in your Declaration of Finances. This information will be used to confirm your financial need.

In the online application form, make sure you fill out the Scholarship section: Choose “yes” as the answer to the question “Are you applying for a full or partial scholarship from the Hertie School?”.

Specific requirements and deadlines for each scholarship may vary depending on the type of scholarship. Often, a supplemental essay is required. You may apply for full and partial scholarships at the same time. Please note however, you may only apply for one full scholarship per programme, per application cycle.

Modular entry

Executive MPA Courses can also be booked individually or in combination as a certificate. Credits earned and fees paid for these can be fully transferred to the Executive MPA programme at a later date. Registrations for open enrollment courses are accepted throughout the year.

External funding

Apart from scholarships, there are a number of financing possibilities outside of the Hertie School including private and public foundations, banks and other national or international institutions. External funding options vary according to an applicant's country of origin. 

Please keep in mind that the majority of financial aid by the Hertie School is offered in the form of partial scholarships. We therefore encourage students to reach out to us to find out more about additional sources of funding. Learn more about the options that best apply to you: