There are several ways for prospective students to obtain financial support in order to help them finance both the tuition fees and the cost of living in Germany.
Since expenses at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy require a substantial financial commitment from both the student and the Brandt School, MPP candidates are encouraged to start their financial planning several months in advance of applying to the program. This includes a thorough assessment of your costs and a search for possible sources of financial assistance.
International students who need to apply for a student visa must prove that they have sufficient funds before coming to Germany. Further information may be found in the FAQ section under Preparing for Life in Germany.
Scholarships are one way for highly qualified candidates to finance their studies. Our scholarship page offers an overview of different scholarship opportunities for MPP candidates, including scholarships from our partners, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Haniel Foundation.
The Haniel Foundation provides financial support for excellent applicants to the MPP program at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. Up to three Stipends per year can be awarded. One of the Stipends per year is co-financed by the Klaus-Tschira-Foundation.
The Willy Brandt School is a partner in the DAAD's Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance), which offer a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Helmut-Schmidt scholarships include stipends for living costs and a tuition waiver from the Brandt School.
More information about the scholarships and how to apply can be found under Scholarships.