Fully Funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme in Germany, 2022

Here are more details about the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme

Following is the list of universities for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme:

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg:

  • Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems
  • Duration: 4 semesters

University of Duisburg-Essen:

  • Master of Development and Governance
  • Duration: 2 semesters

Willy Brandt School of Public Policy:

  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Duration: 4 semesters

University of Magdeburg:

  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Duration: 4 semesters

University of Passau:

  • Development Studies
  • Duration: 4 semesters

Hochschule Osnabrück:

  • Management in Nonprofit-Organisationen
  • (teaching language: German, Duration: 4 semesters)

University of Passau:

  • Development Studies
  • Duration: 4 semesters

University of Potsdam:

  • Master of Public Management (MPM)
  • Duration: 2 semesters

Deadline is July 31, 2021

  • Country: Germany
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Africa, Central and Latin America, Asia, Middle East countries and Ukraine.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2021
Eligibility Criteria :

Applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme.

  • The scholarship program is open to graduates in the field of social sciences, political science, law, economics and public administration in Africa, Central and Latin America, Asia, Middle East countries and Ukraine.
  • The program is open to highly qualified graduates with a first university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) who want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home
  • It is offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for professionals of half career.

Main DAAD selection criteria:

  • results of the study so far.
  • Language skills.
  • Applicants must be from one of the developing countries.
  • A convincing description of the personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit when returning to the country of origin.
  • The most recent university degree must be obtained in the last six years before applying for the scholarship.
  • Applicants who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline are not considered eligible.
  • All the master’s courses have other additional requirements that must be met by the applicants in any case.

Benefits :

The fully-funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme will cover all expenses of the selected students.

  • A monthly scholarship of € 861 will be provided for the master’s program.
  • Contributions to health insurance.
  • Travel allowance for round trip travel from the country of origin to Germany.
  • Grant for studies and research.
  • Monthly rental subsidy when appropriate.
  • Subsidies for spouses and/or children when appropriate.
  • 6 months German language course (check the pandemic guidelines).
  • Fellows are offered special tutoring in their host institutions funded by DAAD. In addition, academics are invited to participate in different networking events. Holders of DAAD scholarships within the Helmut-Schmidt Program are exempt from tuition.

Application Process:

Applications must be submitted in German or English. Indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme (master’s scholarships for public policies and good governance). You are allowed to submit your application for up to two master’s courses listed below.

Step # 1: Complete the application form for study grants only once, making clear what your course of study is and what your second priority is.

Step # 2: Write a single motivation letter for the two college courses you choose, justifying your first and second priority.

Step # 3: Send the DAAD scholarship form along with the motivation letter and accompanied by the necessary documents listed below to the two universities of your choice. DO NOT send it to DAAD.

Step # 1: Selection committee made up of university professors and DAAD representatives meet and suggest possible candidates for a DAAD scholarship.

Step # 2: DAAD contacts the suggested candidates to upload their completed application to the DAAD Portal. Note: Be sure to have a copy of each document of your application prepared, as these documents (as PDF files) should be uploaded to the DAAD Portal in case a DAAD scholarship is suggested!

Step # 3: All applicants will be informed at the end of the selection process – approx. at the end of December 2021


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