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Master of International Affairs (MIA)

Hertie School
Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Details at a Glance

  • School Type

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  • Application Fee

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  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of International Affairs

Our Program

Study international affairs in Berlin and specialise in international security, European governance or human rights and global governance.

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) prepares students for careers requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, diplomacy and international organisations. 

Specialise in one area of international affairs

At the end of your first semester, you will choose one of the following areas of concentration:

  • International security – tackle today's global security problems in national governments, international organisations, NGOs, think tanks and academia, as well as the private sector.
  • European governance – gain a solid foundation in the EU's internal workings and explore the interaction between EU and national law, politics and policy.
  • Human rights and global governance – focus on human rights and international law, and understand the complex challenges posed by multi-national policymaking.

Get a head start on your career

Career development and practical training are integrated into the curriculum. In addition to developing soft skills in two professional development workshops, MIA students take an international negotiation simulation course. All Hertie School students must complete a summer internship between their first and second year of study. Those who wish to gain even more work experience may apply for a Professional Year. To help students 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, and take part in group workshops, alumni panels and other exclusive events.

Dual-degree programmes

Want to gain even more international experience? Spend one year at the Hertie School in Berlin and one year at a world-renowned partner institution. At the end of the two-year programme, graduate with a degree from each university. The Hertie School has dual-degree programmes with the following partners for the MIA programme:

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

Admissions

  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $0

Requirements

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  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
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Application Deadline

Admission offers and scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Applicants who seek financial aid are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline.

Priority deadline: 1 February

Final deadline: 1 May

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 605 Students
  • Female

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  • Male

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Inclusion

  • checkbox-alt Students come from over 50 different countries

What Our Students Say

  • One of the best things about Hertie is its small but very international student body. Having so many different perspectives in one room always led to compelling and eye-opening discussions.

    Julia Black (USA), MIA ‘17
  • The break between my first and my second year gave me the chance to reassess my priorities, gain concrete experience at a think tank, a UN body and the German parliament - experiences that will definitely round-up my second year and heavily contribute towards my thesis. I also now know what I want to delve into after graduating.

    Rina Hajdari (Kosovo), MIA ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Tuition: 34,500 EUR
  • checkbox-alt About 50% of students receive a financial aid offer
  • checkbox-alt Accredited by the US Department of Education (students may apply for US federal aid with FAFSA)