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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Semester 2
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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This Master of Public Policy semester exchange program provides the opportunity for students to experience overseas study and life in the bustling city of Berlin, at the Hertie School of Governance in Germany.

Offering programmes that emphasise academic excellence and practical orientation in the reunified capital of Berlin, the Hertie School was, from its start, a unique educational institution in Germany. The Hertie School of Governance prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, first-class research and an extensive international network set the Hertie School apart and position it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The Hertie School of Governance was formally founded as a private, non-profit institution in December 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, becoming the first professional school for public policy in Germany.

This program is open to currently enrolled students of the Master of Public Policy.

Language of Instruction


Areas of Study

Students can take courses from either the Master of Public Policy or the Master of International Affairs. Both programmes are full-time and taught in English. As an exchange student you will join the second year of the MPP/MIA programme. All courses will need to be pre-approved towards your ANU Master of Public Policy by your course convenor if you are successful in being accepted to the program. 

Credit Equivalency

The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 30 ECTS at the Hertie School of Governance. 

Study Activity

Students will enrol in a 24 unit shell course code to participate in this program. Students will receive a grade result of "EE" (Enrolled Elsewhere) with external credit allocated to their program for the pre-approved courses completed while overseas. Students are required to maintain a full-time enrolment (as outlined in the credit equivalency section above) while on this exchange program. Students will be required to have their courses approved prior to their enrolment in the program. 

This program is only available in Semester 2 of each year at ANU, which is the Hertie School of Governance Fall Semester.

Hertie School of Governance University academic calendar (approximate dates only):
  • Fall semester (ANU Semester 2) runs from 1 September to 31 January (inclusive of Welcome Week, 12 weeks of classes and exams expected to end in mid-December) 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

This opportunity is open to ANU postgraduate students who:  
  • are currently enrolled in the Master of Public Policy. and;
  • have successfully completed at least 24 units of study towards their ANU MPP degree program at the time of application and;
  • hold a current ANU GPA of 4.0 or higher
Students will be selected based on their response to the application questions as detailed below. Academic performance (GPA) may also be taken into consideration. 

Application Details

You must complete and submit your application before Sunday 3 March 2019.

As part of your exchange application you will be required to provide:   If you are successful, you will be advised of your application outcome by Wednesday 13 March 2019 and must be able to confirm your participation by Monday 25 March 2019.

The successful participant will then be required to attend a pre-departure session (planned for early April) and submit an application to the Hertie School as part of the exchange process by Wednesday 15 April 2019. Further information will be provided to the successful participant. 

Funding Opportunities

Engage Asia Travel Guarantee
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying overseas as part of their degree. Students who are selected to participate in this exchange program will be provided with a minimum of $2000 in funding support. 

It is possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time so checking out all the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.

You may also be able to source funding through our partner universities - many provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.

Exchange Financial Advice
A guide to supporting your exchange can be found via the link above.

Travel and Other Costs

You are required to cover the costs of all expenses for your participation in this exchange program including travel to and from Berlin.

You will pay your tuition fees to ANU for this 24 unit course.

A campus fee of €300 is required to be paid by all Hertie School students including those on exchange and provides you with on-campus services as well as access to Berliner Studentenwerk services such as student cafeterias, university sports and Berlin student counselling.

The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfares, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs can average approximately $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
The Hertie School has advised to consider that you would spend around €1000 per month on living costs (including around €500-600 for housing, and €90 for health insurance).


The Student Affairs & Study Abroad team from the Hertie School will be able to assist with advice and guidance on locating appropriate housing for your time in Berlin. They also advise finding accommodation can be challenging and to start preparing as early as you can for this.

General Information for Mobility Programs

It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.

Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program. 

The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas. More information about entry permits for studying in Germany can also be found here.


CAP Student Centre
M Block Demountable, between Menzies Library and Centre for China in the World (CIW)
T: 6125 3207

This program is currently not accepting applications.