Admission Requirements

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! Message from the Director to our newly incoming students

Our Director, Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling, wrote a personal letter to all prospective students addressing their current questions and uncertainties in times of the pandemic, and revealing our plans for the upcoming winter semester.

Download and read the letter here.

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Public Policy program at the Brandt School

  • higher education entrance qualification (i.e. high school diploma, Abitur)
  • college or university degree (i.e. Bachelor, Master, Diploma, state exam, etc.) with a minimum duration of 6 semesters, ideally in subjects from the social sciences, economics, or law
  • professional work experience (minimum of one year)
  • above-average grades or above-average professional performance
  • analytical talent and pronounced interest in political problems
  • very good English language proficiency

The page Application Process will provide you with detailed information on how to apply to the MPP.

If you wish to apply for the MPP under the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme, please see the page Scholarships.


Any questions?

MPP Application and Admission Inquiries
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Willy Brandt School (Nordhäuser Straße 84) / room 0006

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