The Bavarian School of Political Science (HfP), founded in 1950, attracts national and international students. As a public corporation, it is affiliated with the Technical University Munich and will offer interdisciplinary studies in Political Science.
At the moment, in a standard period of nine semesters, it still offers a traditional diploma (Dipl. sc. pol. Univ.) which, until 2019, is granted by the University of Munich. In the winter semester of 2016/17 the Bavarian School of Public Policy will start a Bachelor program of Political Science. Until recently the studies could be supplemented by a doctoral program and the academic grade of a “Doctor Scientarium Politicarum” (Dr. sc. pol.) could be earned.