Fields: Administration and Government, Computers and IT, Media, Marketing and PR
Deadline: June 1st 2021
Digitalisation is undisputedly one of the main challenges of our time. Full of opportunities but also of pitfalls – this sweeping change is transforming political decision-making in ways complex and manifold. As public administration and regulatory bodies are slow to adapt, the ability to understand and shape this process is crucial for leaders and decision-makers across sectors and industries. The Digital Leadership Scholarship is intended for those who wish to acquire the tools necessary for analysing and responding to these challenges.
Hertie School in Germany announces its digital leadership scholarship for applicants who have a minimum of two years of work experience and wish to pursue an executive degree in public administration. Digitalization is undisputedly one of the main challenges of the time. Full of opportunities but also of pitfalls. This sweeping change is transforming political decision making in ways complex and manifold. As public administration and regulatory bodies are slow to adapt, the ability to understand and shape this process is crucial for leaders and decision-makers across sectors and industries. The digital leadership scholarship is intended for those who wish to acquire the tools necessary for analyzing and responding to these challenges.
- Cover Tuition Fees: About 50% of Hertie School students receive financial aid or a scholarship. Financial aid and scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition waivers ranging from 10% to 100% of tuition fees.
Digital rights and security
Open data and digital state capacity
Technology policy and digital transformation
Artificial intelligence for decision-makers
Managing organisational change
Public sector innovation
Social innovation and entrepreneurship
Conflict prevention and crisis management
Global regulatory power
Good governance and anti-corruption
- This opportunity is available for the executive MPA.
- Applicants of all nationalities can apply for this scholarship.
- Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in digitalization or related topics, either academically or professionally.
- You should have a minimum of two years of work experience and wish to pursue an executive degree in public administration.
- Application Form
- Motivation Letter: letter of motivation (in English or German, preferably in English – two pages or 900 words maximum)
- Official Transcript: Copies of official academic transcripts and diplomas of all attended universities. Every transcript must include a transcript key (an explanation of the grading system). If these documents are not in English or German, the applicant needs to provide us with a certified or notarised translation into English or German. Hard copies are not required until after acceptance into the programme.
- Recommendation letter/Reference Letter: (in English or German, else a certified or notarised translation into English or German), of which at least one should come from the applicant’s current or last employer. The second can be issued by an academic referee or a former employer. Applicants who undergo an annual performance evaluation by their employer can replace one of the reference letters with this document. The Hertie School may decide to contact the referee(s) to confirm the authenticity of the issued document(s).
- Test Certificate: An English proficiency certificate
Applications need to be submitted before 1 June. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the deadline and interviewed by a faculty member of the Hertie School.