Dual Degree with the Hertie School (Berlin)

The dual degree between University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Hertie School will allow students to gain two distinct and complementary degrees – a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) from Toronto and a Master of International Affairs (MIA) from the Hertie School in Berlin — in two calendar years (24 months), rather than the four years otherwise required to complete these degrees consecutively. Students enrolled in the dual degree will benefit from the unique academic strengths of each institution, the depth of the networks centered in their geographic regions, their distinct professional training, and internship resources. By studying at institutions based in Berlin and Toronto, they will benefit from studying global affairs from two different contexts (European and North American) thus ensuring a cross-cultural and global experience. Moreover, by combining a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Global Affairs, students will benefit from two complementary perspectives on the pressing global challenges of the 21st century.

Structure of the MIA/MGA

Year One (September-April)

Students complete first year courses at the Hertie School.

  • Economics I (6 ECTS)
  • Economics II (6 ECTS)
  • Global Governance (6 ECTS)
  • International Negotiation (6 ECTS)
  • International Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Organisations (6 ECTS)
  • International Security (6 ECTS)
  • Statistics (6 ECTS)
  • Professional Skills Workshop (1 ECTS)
  • Professional Skills Workshop (1 ECTS)

Summer 1 (May-August)

Between the first and second years of study, students complete an internship at an institution in the public, private or civil society sector.  Securing an internship is the responsibility of each student, but the Hertie School and Munk School Career Development offices provide support where possible.

Year Two (September-April)

Students complete core courses and elective courses at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

5 required core courses:

  • Financial Management (0.5 FCE)
  • Global Development (0.5 FCE)
  • Global Innovation Policy (0.5 FCE)
  • Thesis Preparation Course (0.5 FCE)
  • Capstone Seminar (0.5 FCE)

5 electives (2.5 FCE):

Summer 2 (May-August)

Following all Year Two courses and the required Capstone course, students will spend the summer months registered at the University of Toronto (Munk School), completing their Master’s Thesis (1.0 FCE).

University of Toronto Graduation Ceremony in November

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the dual degree MIA/MGA program apply directly through the Hertie School.

Applications for September 2020 entry are now open. Click here to apply to the MIA/MGA program.

Those who wish to be considered for the standalone MGA, in addition to the MIA/MGA, must also submit a separate application to the MGA program by January 12, 2020. For more information please see our admissions page.

For questions related to applying to the MIA/MGA program please contact:

Hertie School
Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -114
Email: grad-admissions(at)hertie-school.org

Tuition Fees:

Master of International Affairs (Hertie School) / Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto):

Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (please note that tuition fees are subject to change as per U of T policy):
Fall-Winter Year 1: Hertie School tuition and fees
Summer Year 1 2021: U of T: EXEMPT
Fall-Winter Year 2 2021/2022: U of T: $22,710.90 CAD (approx.) for domestic students. $41,435.22 CAD (approx.) for international students.
Summer Year 2 2022: U of T: EXEMPT

Questions? Please visit the Hertie School’s website for more information.