Scholarship nameDAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
Sponsored organizationDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service
Host instituteHochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, Universität Magdeburg, Hochschule Osnabrück, Universität Passau, University of Passau, University of Potsdam
Scholarship Amount$Fully funded
Scholarship DurationOne to two years
Student Country of OriginAfrica, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Western, Central, South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus, Middle Eas, North Africa
The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-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, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offers the chance to acquire a Master’s degree in Master programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. In the light of 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 scholarships are awarded for selected Master courses at German institutions of higher education listed below:
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg: MA Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems (Blended-learning),
• University of Duisburg-Essen: MA Development and Governance,
• Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: Master of Public Policy (MPP),
• Universität Magdeburg: Peace and Conflict Studies (MA),
• Hochschule Osnabrück: Management in Non-Profit Organisations,
• Universität Passau: Development Studies (MA),
• University of Passau: Master of Governance and Public Policy,
• University of Potsdam: Master of Public Management (MPM)
DAAD scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are exempted from tuition fees. DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 861 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany, appropriate travel allowance, a study and research subsidy as well as rent subsidies and/or allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.
Prior to their study programmes, all scholarship holders will also receive a 6- months German language course.