External funding

Apart from the full and partial scholarships that the Hertie School offers, there are a number of external financing possibilities. These may include private and public foundations, banks and other national or international institutions. We recommend you consider external funding options early on.

The Student Funding Office can assist you in finding the right mix of grants, loans, and awards. Learn more about different external funding options using our Funding Navigator, and don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

*The scholarships and awards in the navigator are NOT directly administered by the Hertie School unless stated otherwise. This list is intended to direct you to other organisations which may be able to offer assistance. Additional information is available from the contact addresses or website links. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the structure and formalities of these initiatives and consider the contract clauses carefully to determine the funding option that will suit you best during your studies.

The Hertie School cooperates with some funding organisations worldwide:


North America

Latin America


Additional opportunities

Specific funding for Executive MPA

Scholarships for current students

Work and study

Many students find that combining their studies with a part-time job a useful way to get the most out of their graduate school experience. We offer various student assistant positions within our administration, across our Centres of Competence and with our research projects. You can find more information about vacancies here.

Non-EU/EEA students are also able to work in Germany alongside their studies up to 20 hours per week. In total, students can work for 120 full days or 240 half days per year.