€36,500 Fully-funded Data for Good Scholarship for International Masters Degree in Data Science at Hertie School Germany 2024

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Information Technology
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details


Hertie School Germany offers a fully-funded Scholarship for Master’s Degree students who can demonstrate their motivation to fulfill their higher education and their academic excellence. Data for Good Scholarship will be offered for the academic year of 2023-2024 with a fully-funded scholarship amounting to up to €36,500.

Data for Good Scholarship 

What is Data Science?

Data science can work on the world in various ways, especially with regard to social good. By analyzing data, we can recognize and resolve issues like poverty, disparity, and environmental sustainability. For instance, data science can assist us with understanding the underlying roots of social issues and track down ways of tending to them, for example, by distinguishing designs in crime data to assist with forestalling future occurrences or by analyzing medical services data to work on persistent results. Data science can likewise assist us with settling on additional informed choices that benefit society, for example, by recognizing ways of allotting assets all the more real or by anticipating and relieving the effect of natural disasters.

The Data for Good Scholarships intends to assist the students with their passion for the power of data that brings positive improvements and changes to millions of lives all around the world. The scholarship is available for the Master of Science for Public Policy and the school encourages all local and international students to apply for the scholarship program. The scholarship will be awarding up to five eligible students to pursue their master’s degree in Germany at Hertie School.

Scholarship Provider: Hertie School 

About the Provider

The Hertie School in Berlin plans remarkable students for administrative roles in government, business, and common society. The school offers a master’s program, Ph.D., and executive education, recognized by interdisciplinary and practice-arranged education, as well as giving outstanding research. Its broad international organization positions it as an envoy of good administration, described by open discussion and commitment. The school was established in 2004 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major funder. The Hertie School is licensed by the state and the German Science Council.

The Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS) provided by the Hertie School unites outstanding students from both specialized and sociology foundations to extend their logical abilities and foster an in-depth comprehension of the policy world. During this two-year master’s they figure out how to use algorithmic decision production to handle the absolute most complex difficulties of our experience with data-driven arrangements.

Career improvement at the Hertie School upholds students and graduated class in all matters connected with their professional advancement. Significant certifiable working experience is essential for the MPP and MIA programs. The Hertie School additionally offers career workshops on points from self-evaluation to interviews. These extracurricular occasions center around current application patterns and assist you with surveying your strengths, fostering your career objectives, and presenting yourself in a professional way.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: All Nationalities
  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Fields: Master of Data Science for Public Policy
  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Awards: Fully-funded
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Scholarship Country: Germany
  • University: Hertie School

Scholarship Eligibility

Before proceeding with the application the applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and admission requirements of the school.

  • Either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with 180 ECTS credits from a certified school or college. In the event that you don’t yet have your college degree at the time of the application, applicants must demonstrate when they will get it on the portal application form. You should finish all of your undergrad scholarly coursework and tests before September 1, 2023, to register.
  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English. Applicants must meet the English language test score required by the school.
  • The applicants must be able to demonstrate their academic excellence.

Selection Criteria 

All applications will be evaluated by the following:

  • Applicant’s academic backgrounds, academic performances, excellence, transcripts, general qualifications, and linguistic qualifications.
  • Training in statistics and mathematics in addition to the program must have a relevant degree or extracurricular activities.
  • Motivation and personal sustainability.

English Language Requirements 

  • IELTS | Overall 7.0 | Writing 7.0
  • TOEFL | CBT 250 | iBT 100 (Writing 25)
  • Cambridge ESOL | CPE C | CAE B
  • Duolingo 125

Application Process 

  • Submit an application for the MDS program at Hertie School
  • Create an account in an online portal application and follow all the necessary steps, complete all the information needed. Keep in mind that incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Complete the online application for the scholarship provided at the official website of school.
  • Submit an essay outlining an example of how data can be used to improve policymaking. Keep in mind that the essay must be specific in stating the fact about how would it help you better use data and what potential challenges you might encounter.

Additional Materials 

As part of the application process, the students must submit the following:

  • Updated CV which indicates the academic background, work experience, and voluntary activity.
  • A letter of Motivation that explain the specific interest, the letter should be 500-900 words only.
  • Academic transcript of records of all attended universities. If the transcript is not in English, the school suggests having it certified and translated into English. The hard copy is not required until accepted to the program.
  • Copy of English language test scores.

Important Note: All required documents must be submitted in PDF form.

Scholarship Awards

The Hertie School will award five fully-funded scholarships amounting to up to €36,500. Successful students must read and agree to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until May 1, 2023. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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