The Doctoral Program in Government is open to candidates with a very strong master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, law, political science, sociology, public administration, Management, or a related field .
The doctoral program starts in early September each year with a group of about 10 PhD students.
Application Deadline: 31 January 2021
Applicants are usually notified within two months of submitting their application.
Eligible Countries: International
To be picked up in (country): Germany
About the Award:
With a PhD earned from the Doctoral Program in Governance, students are in the social sciences in a field that has emerged as a one of the most important and dynamic fields of inquiry.
It brings together perspectives from economics, political science, law, and sociology, and requires excellence in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. It is problem-oriented, in both a theoretical and practical sense.
Above all, the sphere of governance is inherently comparative, international and policy-oriented.
This program is designed for students with a desire to understand the fundamental problems and patterns of governance at the highest level of academic research.
Candidates must have a solid foundation in one of the leading disciplines represented in the Hertie School of Governance – economics, law, political science, sociology and public administration / management and related fields.
They should be open to interdisciplinary research and comparative perspectives, since governance and public policy issues usually transcend the boundaries of academic disciplines.
Applications that pass the first step will be assessed by two internal reviewers. They identify possible dissertation advisors (based on candidate propositions) and assess various elements of the application:
Quality and suitability of research proposal
Academic performance and references
CV and motivation letter
Number of Awards: 10
The Hertie School of Governance does not charge tuition fees for its doctoral programs, but tries to ensure that all accepted candidates have the financial means to support the three-year doctoral program in Berlin.
Therefore, it offers 10 living expenses allowances of 1,250 euros per month (including 100 euros for research and travel) for a period of three years.
Student Affairs Team (studentaffairs [at] hertie-school [dot] org) offers support in administrative matters such as visas, residence permits, health insurance, etc.
Program duration: 3 years, English-language doctoral program (180 ECTS)
How to apply:
Apply now here
Before applying, please check the list of prospective supervisors to ensure that the research project you are referring to is in line with the research fields represented by the Hertie School faculty.
As Hertie School is currently in the process of hiring new professors, we recommend checking the list regularly between September and January. We kindly ask interested students not to contact potential supervisors before applying for them.
It is important to review ALL Application requirements before applying