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(European Masters of Public Administration)

Information for incoming students from
EMPA-Partner Universities

The EMPA programme is an optional component which complements the Master’s programme "Verwaltungswissenschaftliches Aufbaustudium” at DHV Speyer. It is open to students of our partner universities.






(European Masters of Public Administration)

Information for incoming students from
EMPA-Partner Universites

The EMPA programme is an optional part complementing the Master’s programme "Verwaltungswissenschaftliches Aufbaustudium” at DHV Speyer. It is open for students of our partner universities.


Profile of the Programme 

The Master’s course at the German University of Administrative Sciences (DHV) Speyer aims to provide future civil servants and young executives with an understanding of the duties and requirements of modern public administration. 

For foreign students the multilevel-governance in the German Federal System and the special role of law in German administration can be of particular interest. A semester in Speyer will sharpen their knowledge of the differences and similarities in the structures, processes and cultural backgrounds of public administration in Europe and the European Union. It will also provide contact to students from developing and other foreign countries.

During the programme, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge and capability to fulfil boundary-spanning functions (organisation, personnel, finances etc.) at different levels of administration (central, regional, local) and in different policy areas (economic policy, social policy and employment policy etc.). 

In addition to the compulsory basic courses in administrative sciences and supplementary disciplinary knowledge, the student is free to choose two core areas from the following themes: 

  • Public tasks, organization and proceedings 

  • Public management 

  • European and international affairs 

  • Government and economy 

Study programme and credit points

The list of courses offered changes slightly from semester to semester and will be published here.

Every incoming EMPA-student is offered personal advice in order to customise his/her study programme to their individual preferences.

Credit points are granted after the completion of the course including coursework and examination. Students can get up to 20 points per semester.

basic lectures 

2 credit points


5 credit points

project related study group

5 credit points

other courses 

0,5 credit points /hour/week

V – lecture, S – seminar, A – project related study group, C – colloquium, E- exercise

Teaching language

                                   Most of the courses are taught in German language. However, in nearly all courses it is possible to write your final course work in English.


Academic calendar       

  • summer term: 1st May – 31st July 

  • winter term: 1st November – 31st January


Deadline for application

  • summer term: 1st March 

  • winter term: 1st September


Application documents

  • recommendation letter by your home university

  • curriculum vitae

  • health insurance certificate


Cost of living

  • min. 800 € /month



The university offers accommodation for EMPA-students in the university residence (Wohnheim) and the guesthouse. Both are conveniently located on the campus and are equipped with a kitchen on each floor,dining facilities and a laundry. All bedrooms have a private bathroom.

  • Wohnheim

    • Double room: 130 €

    • Single room: 260 €

  • Guesthouse

    • Single room: 270 €

  • In the university’s database you can find private rooms and apartments offered in the city of Speyer and the surroundings. The database’s password will be sent after registration for studies.



Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer

Commissioner for the Master’s programme in Administrative Sciences

Administrative Coordination:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Knorr

Rechtsassessor Johannes C. Mayer

Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 2 
D-67346 Speyer

Tel.: +49 (0) 6232 654-364
Fax: +49 (0) 6232 654-418
E-Mail:   jansen@dhv-speyer.de

Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 2 
D-67346 Speyer
Tel.: +49 (0) 6232/654-249
Fax: +49 (0) 06232/654-208
E-Mail: mayer@dhv-speyer.de


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