Applications are now welcome for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Master’s Scholarships from International Students from Developing Countries to study Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG) in Germany. The Scholarship is fully funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and about the most valued and highest paid scholarship in Germany.
The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Master’s Scholarship programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) supports future leaders from developing countries, who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries. The programme, is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offering Master’s degree in Master programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. In line with the principles of Good Governance, highly qualified graduates with a first academic degree are being educated in political science, law, economics and administration and prepared for future leading positions in their home countries.
- The programme offers Scholarships (of currently € 931 per month) for master’s courses at German higher education institutions.
- Health insurance cover in Germany.
- Appropriate travel allowances for travel between Germany and the respective developing countries.
- A study and research grant.
- Rent subsidies and family supplements, as applicable.
- Preceding German language course in Germany, lasting up to 6 months. Participation is mandatory.
The following deviation regarding funding benefits applies for the ‘Social Protection’ programme, due to its blended learning concept: A sur place rate of € 500 per month is paid in the 4th semester (mandatory online semester in the student’s country of origin or another developing country).
Level and Area of Studies
Master’s in the selected Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG) related disciplines.
Place of Studies
The selected German Institutions and Programmes (Please check the list at the official application page).
Eligible candidates for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Master’s Scholarships must be / have:
- a well-qualified first university degree as a rule in the fields of social and political sciences, law, economics, public policy and administration.
- willing to actively contribute to the social, political and economic development of their home countries/regions.
- already gained practical experience relevant for the programme (professional experience, internships, political/social commitment)
What can be funded
- Only Academic education in the master’s courses selected by the DAAD that are listed, will be taken. The courses of study have an international focus and are offered in English and/or German.
- Throughout their studies, all scholarship holders of the Helmut-Schmidt Programme benefit from accompanying support services provided by the programme coordinators at the respective study locations.
- Planning also provides for participation in interdisciplinary networking events.
- DAAD scholarship holders are exempt from paying tuition fees.
Check also: WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP)
All applications must be submitted in English or German.
Please indicate clearly that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Master’s scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance). You may apply for up to two courses of study from the given list.
- Please complete the DAAD application form ‘Application for a research/study scholarship’ only once and indicate your selected master’s course or courses, clearly indicating your first and second priority.
- If you are applying for two master’s courses: Please submit a single application for both master’s courses, and only one letter of motivation. In this letter, you should explain in detail, why you chose the respective master’s courses as well as your reasons for prioritizing.
- Please submit the application form to the master’s courses of your choice (no more than two), along with the required documents. Scholarship applications are only accepted via the master’s courses.
- Please submit your application documents for the master’s course(s) and the DAAD scholarship to the master’s course(s) of your choice, and not to the DAAD.
Deadline: The application period for all eight higher education institutions is from 1 June until 31 July.