PhD Scholarships in Governance (f/m/div)

The Hertie School offers 10 PhD scholarships to outstanding master’s students willing to pursue a PhD in its Doctoral Programme in Governance as of 1 September 2021.

We accept applications through our online application portal until 31 January 2021.

The Hertie School offers doctoral education in the social sciences in an international and multidisciplinary setting. To find answers to today’s social, political, legal and economic challenges our doctoral researchers work with distinguished scholars in their discipline or at one of our Centres of Competence (Centre for Digital Governance, Centre for Fundamental Rights, Centre for International Security, Centre for Sustainability, Jacques Delors Centre).

Rigorous academic training, close supervision and institutional support, and the opportunity to develop professional skills prepare our PhD researchers for leading academic and research careers beyond academia. The Hertie School is part of a vibrant research hub in the heart of Berlin and closely cooperates with leading doctoral programmes in Europe through the EU-funded CIVICA project.

We are interested in applications from candidates with an exceptionally strong master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, law, political science, sociology, public administration, management, or related fields. The master's degree should be completed before entering the programme. We especially encourage women and international candidates to apply.



For more information on the various opportunities to do your PhD at the Hertie School, deadlines and the admission process please visit our website at or contact us at: