Master of International Affairs Program By Hertie School |Top Universities

Hertie School

Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(EUR) 34500-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

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International security, European governance or the future of human rights – our rapidly transforming world calls for solutions that positively shape the trajectory of our societies. The Master of International Affairs (MIA) equips students with tools of international policymaking and the practical skills to devise sound policy proposals in a global multilevel system. Learning how to navigate this complex landscape of diverse actors and disciplines is at the heart of the programme.

Key facts

  • Two years, full time (120 ECTS)
  • Taught entirely in English, in the heart of Berlin
  • Practice-oriented curriculum that incorporates professional development workshops, international negotiation and a summer internship
  • Earn an MA degree that qualifies for a job-seeking visa in Germany (up to 18 months) after you graduate from the Hertie School
  • No application fee!


At the end of your first semester, choose one of three areas of concentration:

  • International security
  • European governance
  • Human rights and global governance

Dual degrees

MIA students can also apply to take part in dual degree programmes with one of our partner universities:

  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Munk School of Global and Public Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Bocconi University
  • School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

We also partner with over 20 universities to offer semester exchange programmes.

Get a head start on your career

Career development and practical training are integrated into the MIA curriculum. In addition to taking two professional development workshops to develop your soft competencies, you will also complete a summer internship between your first and second year of study, as well as an international negotiation course. To help you meet future employers, the school has established relationships with a range of institutions such as ministries, international companies and NGOs.

At the Hertie School, we know that career planning is a lifelong matter. Our dedicated career team is here for you – both during your time at the Hertie School and after you graduate. Schedule a one-on-one career counselling session or take part in group workshops, alumni panels and other exclusive events.

Apply today

We are currently accepting applications for the next MIA intake in fall 2022. To apply, please register in our online application portal and submit the required documents there. The final deadline to apply is 1 May 2022.

About University

The Hertie School is a graduate school for public policy, international affairs and data science located in the vibrant heart of Berlin, Germany. The university offers four interdisciplinary and practice-oriented master's programmes taught entirely in English.

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) equip students with the practical tools crucial for careers in public service, the private sector, NGOs and international organisations. The Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS) trains students in turning data into governance solutions that transform challenges for the common good. The Executive Master of Public Administration empowers experienced professionals to lead teams and organisations, shape decision-making and manage change in the workplace.

As a member of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), and CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences, the Hertie School prides itself on a dynamic network of students, alumni, faculty and partner institutions around the globe. These networks give students not only the opportunity to integrate a Professional Year into their master's programme but also access to dual-degree programmes with top institutions worldwide.

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