The Helmut-Schmidt-Programme is designed to provide support to aspiring leaders from developing countries who are dedicated to advancing democracy and social justice. It recognizes that poor governance has far-reaching consequences, impacting various aspects of society and undermining the rights and opportunities of individuals. In many cases, this hampers the political, economic, and social progress of countries in the Global South.
Through the programme, future leaders in politics, law, business, and administration are equipped with academic qualifications and practical training that align with the principles of good governance. This initiative offers highly qualified graduates the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in fields that are crucial for the social, political, and economic development of their home countries. The objective is to empower these scholarship holders to actively contribute to the advancement of their nations, fostering democratic economic and social systems while addressing social inequalities.
Additionally, the programme aims to establish strong connections between scholarship holders and German politics and industry, creating valuable partnerships and collaborations. Overall, the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme, supported by the DAAD, seeks to promote good governance, civil society structures, and sustainable development in partner countries and regions.
Fully Funded DAAD Helmut-Schimdt-Programme 2024 (Public Policy and Good Governance, PPGG) Germany. is available to undertake Masters level programs at Germany Universities.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
- Public Policy
- Good Governance
The recipients of the scholarship will be provided with the following benefits:
- Scholarships, currently amounting to €934 per month, for master's courses at German higher education institutions.
- Health insurance coverage during their stay in Germany.
- Adequate travel allowances for transportation between Germany and their respective developing and emerging countries.
- Study and research grants to support their academic pursuits.
- Rent subsidies and family supplements, if applicable.
- Mandatory participation in a preceding German language course in Germany, lasting up to 6 months.
- For the "Social Protection" master's course, which incorporates blended learning, an additional monthly payment of €500 is provided during the 4th semester. This semester consists of mandatory online classes conducted in the student's home country or another developing/emerging country.
This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.
- Graduates from developing and emerging countries (bachelor or equivalent)
- Well-qualified first university degree with above-average grades (upper third) in Social and Political Sciences, Law, Economics, Public Policy, and Administration
- Willingness to actively contribute to the social, political, and economic development of their home countries/regions
- Possession of practical experience relevant to the program (professional experience, internships, political/social commitment)
- Applications must be submitted in either English or German language.
- Clearly indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme, specifically for the Master's scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance.
- You have the option to apply for up to two master's courses from the provided list.
- Carefully read the DAAD selection criteria checklist and ensure that you meet all the requirements. Tick off the checklist and sign the list of criteria with your original signature, indicating the place and date.
- Complete the DAAD application form titled 'Application for a research/study scholarship' only once. Clearly indicate your selected master's course(s), and if applying for two courses, rank them in order of preference in your motivation letter. Provide reasons for each choice, explaining why your first choice is your top preference and how it will benefit your academic and professional development. Use the same letter of motivation for both courses you are applying to.
- Submit the application form and the required documents to the master's course(s) you have chosen (maximum two).