Dates and Deadlines

Female students in class

Deadlines for the MPP class of 2020-2022 (student intake October 2020)

  • May 31, 2020 for international applicants from non-EU countries (and EU nationals applying for a scholarship, such as the Haniel Stipend)
  • September 1, 2020 for applicants from EU countries (+ EFTA)

We strongly encourage everyone to apply before the priority deadline of February 29, 2020. Experience has shown that an early application dramatically increases your chances for starting and studying the MPP successfully, as you will have time for the visa application, for finding means of financing, etc.

The application period for the student intake October 2021 will prospectively open in January 2021. Please check this website on a regular basis for updates. Currently (June 1st to July 31, 2020), you can apply for the student intake 2021 plus the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship. 

The admissions committee reviews the applications to the program on a rolling basis.

If your nationality requires a student visa in order to enter Germany, we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible, so you have adequate time to obtain your visa. Please keep in mind that, depending on the country you are from, visa processing might take up to 3 months or even longer. Please check with the local German embassy how long the visa processing would be expected to take.

The MPP program officially begins each year on October 1st (whereas the lecture period starts in mid-October).


Need more information?

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

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