Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance – PPGG) • DAAD 2024

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Objective

The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) supports future leaders from developing countries (see list of 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.

Participating Programmes in Host Institutions:

The scholarships are awarded for selected Master courses at German institutions of higher education listed below:

• . Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg: Social Protection
•  University of Duisburg-Essen: Development and Governance
•  Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: Public Policy
•  Universität Magdeburg: Peace and Conflict Studies
•  Hochschule Osnabrück: Management in Non-Profit Organisations
•  Universität Passau: Development Studies
•  University of Passau: Governance and Public Policy

The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or English.

Target group:

The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America; Asia and the Pacific, Western, Central, South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Central Asia & South Caucasus; and the Middle East and North Africa. See the list of eligible countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

DAAD scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are exempted from tuition fees. DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 934 €. 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. Participation is mandatory.

Application instructions:

Please submit your applications for the selected master`s courses and for the DAAD scholarship to the respective universities only (not to DAAD). You must indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-SchmidtProgramme (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance). The application period at all 8 universities lasts from 1 June – 31 July 2023.

Read the 2024 Announcement and visit the official website (found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. .

Target Group

Academic & Professional Requirements

  • Graduates from developing and emerging countries (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • with a well-qualified first university degree in 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
  • who have already gained practical experience relevant to the programme
  • (professional experience, internships or other activities in their community)

All scholarship holders will be offered additionally

  • studying and special tutoring in groups at their host university
  • networking events and tailor-made workshops
  • German courses in Germany for up to six months before starting their master’s programme

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?

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