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the language of instruction at both schools is English

6 - 10

students typically enroll in the Atlantis cohort each year

applicants from outside of the EU and U.S. are welcome

Jennifer Proch

I am Maxwell.

As a proficient speaker of German, Jen Proch was thrilled to discover the Maxwell School’s Atlantis Program, in which students can earn master’s degrees from both Maxwell and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. “My internship at the Council of Europe confirmed how much I enjoy research and writing. And it provided insight into how I can use those skills in a job setting,” says Proch.

Jennifer Proch ’21

M.A. in international relations (Maxwell) / master of international affairs (Hertie)

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Choose your preferred home school and apply to your preferred program for that school.

For U.S. Students

It is recommended that you apply through the Maxwell School. Simply apply to either the master of public administration or the master of arts in international relations program and indicate your interest in Atlantis on the personal statement. Completed applications received by February 1 will receive full consideration for admission and financial aid.

For Students Outside of the U.S.

It is recommended that you apply through the Hertie School, selecting either the master of public policy or master of international affairs program. International students from all countries are welcome to apply. The language of instruction at both the Hertie School and the Maxwell School is English. 



Students in the Atlantis program are charged the same tuition as others in their selected degree program for the year of attendance.

Most M.P.A. students who began their studies in 2021, will complete 6 credits after the annual tuition adjustment, making the total estimated tuition for the 40-credit program $69,834.

Most M.A. in IR students who began their studies in 2021 will complete 16 credits after the annual tuition adjustment, making the total estimated tuition for the 40-credit program $70,624.

Financial Aid

The Maxwell School and the Hertie School both provide merit-based financial aid to their admitted students for their time of study.

For Atlantis Students Admitted Through the Maxwell School

Maxwell students are eligible for merit-based financial aid for their time of study in Syracuse. Apply by February 1 for full merit-based financial aid.

The Hertie School provides Maxwell students a 25% tuition scholarship for their year at Hertie. Need-based aid for Maxwell student travel to Germany is also available. Inquire with the department.

For Atlantis Students Admitted Through the Hertie School

Hertie applicants should follow the instructions provided by their home institution for merit-aid consideration.

Maxwell provides Hertie Atlantis students a 35% tuition scholarship and a $4,000 stipend to help support their time at Maxwell.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA allows U.S citizens and permanent resident graduate students to be considered for need-based aid. You should file the FAFSA as early as possible during the application process. Once filed, the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs will contact you about completing the supplemental SU scholarship application, and aid disbursement details.

External Funding Opportunities

Searching for scholarships from outside sources? The Office of Financial Aid maintains an extensive list of external scholarship opportunities, organized by academic focus or eligibility criteria. Please note that federal regulations require the University to take into account all aid resources when determining your eligibility for financial aid. Therefore, you must report all scholarships and grants that you receive from sources other than Syracuse University.
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