Type of Funding
DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, is offering Masters Scholarships for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)) to students from eligible developing countries in Africa, Latin-America, South-Asia, Southeast-Asia, the Middle-East and Ukraine who wish to undertake Masters degree programmes in public policy and governance in Germany commencing September/October 2019.
The 8 participating German universities and associated eligible Masters degree programmes are:
- Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (Master of Public Policy)
- Universität Duisburg-Essen ( Master of Development and Governance)
- Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt (Master of Public Policy)
- Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Public Economics, Law and Politics)
- Hochschule Osnabrück (Management in Non-Profit Organisations)
- Universität Osnabrück (Master of Democratic Governance and Civil Society
- Universität Passau (Master of Governance and Public Policy)
- Universität Potsdam (Master of Public Management)
This scholarship programme, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, enables students from developing countries to obtain a Masters degree in areas of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ home countries. Most of the programmes are available in English, though some are taught in German.
Scholars are exempt from all tuition fees. DAAD will provide scholars with a monthly scholarship stipend of €750, a travel allowance, study and research subsidy, rent subsidies and/or allowances for accompanying spouses and/or children. The scholarship also covers health insurance in Germany. Prior to their study programmes, all scholarship holders will receive a 6-month German language course from April to September 2018, which is compulsory even for those attending Masters degree programmes in English.
Scholars are given special tutoring at their host institutions, financed by DAAD. There is also the possibility of attending networking events.
Applicants must be very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelors or equivalent), who are nationals of eligible developing countries (see the Official Website for eligible countries), intending to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. They can be young graduates without professional experience or mid-career professionals.
The latest university degree should have been obtained within 6 years prior to the application for the scholarship. Those who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months are ineligible. Please refer to the individual universities for specific entry requirements for the various courses.
The application form is available online. Candidates can submit applications for DAAD scholarships of up to 2 Masters degree courses, to the appropriate universities and to DAAD, by 31 July 2018.