31.07 SCHOLARSHIP: Master of Global Public Policy

Application Deadline – 31st July
Welcome to our Master of Public Management, a postgraduate mid-career 12 month full-time Master Programme taught in English language. Launched in April 1999, the MPM Programme is accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA). Since 2011 the MPM Programme continues in a new form – with three specializations streams: Public Policy and Administration (PPA), Global Public Policy (GPP) and GeoGovernance (GG)

Read more – MGPP

How to apply

Step 1

Read the general information about the MPM Programme online, the MPM flyer or the MPM Handbook.   

Step 2

Download the application here. It focuses on your academic background, motivation and professional interest to the MPM Programme as well as touches on financial arrangements. 
A note on funding:
The current tuition fee for the full-time, 12-months MPM Programme is € 11,500. Fees cover costs of all courses, the use of University’s facilities, relevant teaching materials and the Study Tour. The fee does not include accommodation and living expenses. On this background, we encourage you to seek full or partial funding provided by various sources available, such as the sponsorship of employers, or scholarships offered by public and private foundations, international organizations, or national local governments. Please, indicate such initiative towards securing funding in the application questionnaire (section 12).
  • Our programme is partly funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through its scholarship program in “Public Policy and Good Governance” (PPGG). This support is limited on applicants from specific countries as listed by the DAAD-PPGG programme. If you are eligible for the DAAD-PPGG scholarship by your country of origin, you may proceed here; if you are not sure, then check here.
  • If you are a Vietnamese national, you may be eligible for a scholarship under the Vietnamese scholarship scheme “Project 165”. Check here for more information in Vietnamese or English.

Step 3

Please, fill in the application form carefully, print it and attach it to following other items requested:
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A recent passport picture
  • Transcripts of academic records of recent institutes of higher education attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English as foreign language (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Letter of sponsorship from your employer (if applicable)
  • Copy of your passport (page with photograph only!) 
  • Letter of Motivation (not more than 1 page), which could cover the following questions: Which should be the priority policy areas in your home country? Which challenges for your country´s public sector do you see? What are the challenges for your institution? How would you cope with them? Which expectations do you have concerning the PPM Programme?

NOTE: Should your level of English be below 6,5 IELTS, you might still be considered for admission and be requested to enrol in an introductory course with English intensive training starting in August.

For urgent questions on the questionnaire you may contact the University of Potsdam at:

Step 4

Please send your complete application as an electronic file to application@mpm-potsdam.de
Thank you very much!
With best regards

Giulia Carboni

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