Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany

Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany

Fully Funded Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany for International Students Living in Developing Countries to Study Abroad.


Applications are invited for Fully Funded Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany institutions of higher education to study abroad for International Students living in developing countries.

Last Date to Apply: July 31, 2020


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 program, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offers the chance to acquire a Master’s degree in Master programs 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.

Benefits of Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance:

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected master ́s programmes at German institutions of higher education
  • The study programmes are usually starting in Sep/Oct 2021 and are taught in German and/or English.
  • Contributions to health insurance in Germany
  • Appropriate travel allowance
  • Study and research subsidy
  • Monthly rent subsidy where applicable
  • Allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable
  • 6-months-German language course from April 2021 up to the end of September 2021. The language course takes place at selected institutes in Germany and usually not at the universities of the selected master ́s programmes. The language course is compulsory also for those who attend a master ́s course taught in English

Due to its blended-learning-concept the following special conditions are laid down to finance the study programme “Analysis and design of social protection systems”:

  • During the online semester in your home country or another develop- ing country DAAD provides a sur-place-rate of 500 EUR
  • Allowances for spouses and/or children are not applicable, as far as the programme includes study-phases in Germany and in your home country

The scholarship holders are offered a special tutoring at their host institu- tions financed by DAAD. Furthermore, the scholars are invited to participate at different networking events.

DAAD-scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are ex- empted from tuition fees.

Eligible institutes

Eligibility Criteria for Masters Scholarships

To be eligible for this masters scholarships, applicants must:

  • Graduates from developing countries in the field of Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Law, Economics and in Public Administration
  • Well qualified graduates with a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) who want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries or regions
    • It is offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals


    To apply for Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance, applicants are required to submit:

    • DAAD Application form for Research Grants and Study Scholarships (hand-signed, but electronically edited)
        • Hand-signed and dated Full Curriculum Vitae including information about the precise field of your studies, your political and social engagement and, if applicable, description of job experience
        • Copy of acquired Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary, please attach an explanation of the grading system)
        • Copy of the transcript of records (certified translation if necessary)
        • Recent language certificates (German and/or English)
        • One letter of recommendation, signed and recently dated by your university professor or current employer, supplemented by an official letterhead, and stamp (not in a sealed envelope)Hand-signed and dated motivation letter (one single letter for both universities) containing a precise description of the applicants’ academic/professional and personal reasons for choosing those master ́s programmes and universities (two pages maximum)
      • If applicable certificates of employment to support relevant professional experience mentioned in your CV by documentary evidence

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