Doctoral Programme in Governance

Key facts

  • 3-year, English-language doctoral programme (180 ECTS)
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Strong advisory structure and close interaction with the school’s research community
  • No tuition fees, 10 cost-of-living stipends available

Why pursue a PhD at the Hertie School of Governance

  • The Doctoral Programme in Governance offers rigorous academic training in research design
  • Students learn cutting-edge methods and concepts in the field of governance
  • Invaluable opportunities to participate in the school’s research activities and benefit from close interaction with experienced faculty and researchers
  • An inspiring international student body and global alumni network
  • Regular opportunities to network with leaders from all sectors at exclusive events
  • Study in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s key political, cultural and thought hubs

  • Explore all of the dissertations submitted to the Hertie School of Governance

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