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DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarship in Germany, 2021

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarships
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LEVEL: Masters
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: Germany
STATUS: Closed

Applications are now opened for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarship. The programme aims to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of good governance and to prepare them in a practice-oriented course for their professional life.

The Scholarship programme is open to candidates from developing countries holding an Undergraduate to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home countries.

Knowledge and experience acquired in Germany should enable the scholarship holders to later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social differences. With this programme, DAAD intends to support the good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

Programme Details

  • Host institution: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, Universität Magdeburg, Hochschule Osnabrück, Universität Passau, Universität Potsdam in Germany.
  • Fields of study: Master of Development and Governance, Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems, Master of Public Policy (MPP), Peace and Conflict Studies, Management in Non-Profit Organizations, Development Studies, Master of Governance and Public Policy, Master of Public Management (MPM).
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Up to 4 semesters.
  • Eligible Countries: Western, Central, South-Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and, Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Eastern Europe,, Central Asia and, South Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), Middle East, North Africa (Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestinian, territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen), Africa, sub-Saharan (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African, Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic, Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé, Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Asia, Pacific (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, North Korea, Palau, Papua N. Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam), Latin America (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Lucia, St. Vin. & Gre., Suriname, Venezuela), Monserrat, St. Helena, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna.

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarship Benefits

Succesful applicants will receive following benefits

  1. monthly stipend of 850 €;
  2. contributions to health insurance in Germany;
  3. appropriate travel allowance;
  4. study and research subsidy;
  5. monthly rent subsidy where applicable;
  6. allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable;
  7. 6-months-German language course from April 2021 to September 2021;
  8. scholarship holders are offered a special tutoring at their host institutions financed by DAAD;
  9. Furthermore, the scholars are invited to participate at different networking events;
  10. DAAD-scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are exempted from tuition fees.

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship, candidate must:

  • have academic degree with far above average results (upper third);
  • meet language skills (every university has different language proficiency requirements);
  • be political and social engagement;
  • have a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit when returning to the home country;
  • Most recent university degree should be obtained in the last six years prior to the application for the scholarship;
  • Applicants who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline are not considered as eligible;
  • All Master’s courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants in any case.

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Host Institutions, Programmes, Language and Duration

1. Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

  • course: Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems;
  • language of instruction: English;
  • programme duration: 4 semesters;
  • e-mail: [email protected].

2. Universität Duisburg-Essen

  • course: Master of Development and Governance;
  • language of instruction: English;
  • programme duration: 2 semesters;
  • e-mail:[email protected].

3. Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt

4. Universität Magdeburg

  • course: Peace and Conflict Studies;
  • language of instruction: English;
  • programme duration: 4 semesters;
  • e-mail: [email protected].

5. Hochschule Osnabrück

  • course: Management in Non-Profit Organizations;
  • language of instruction: German;
  • programme duration: 4 semesters;
  • e-mail: [email protected].

6. Universität Passau

  • course: Development Studies;
  • language of instruction: English;
  • programme duration: 4 semesters;
  • e-mail: [email protected].

7. Universität Passau

  • course: Master of Governance and Public Policy;
  • languages of instruction: English and German;
  • programme duration: 4 semesters;
  • e-mail: [email protected].

8. Universität Potsdam

  • course: Master of Public Management (MPM);
  • language of instruction: English ;
  • programme duration: 2 semesters);
  • e-mail: [email protected].

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarship Application instructions

Interested applicants must follow steps below to submit their applications:

  1. Fill in the DAAD Application form for Research Grants and Study Scholarships only once making clear which study course is your first and which is your second priority.
  2. Write a single letter of motivation for both university courses you choose, justifying your first and second priority choice.
  3. Send the DAAD scholarship form together with the letter of motivation and accompanied by the necessary documents to the two universities of your choice. Do NOT send it to DAAD.

Applications must be submitted in German or English. Please indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance). You are allowed to submit your application for up to two master’s courses listed above.

For more information, please send your questions to provided emails above.

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  1. Hi i am from laos i need a scholarship to study master degree in Germany So how i can get application form and where is i can send the document

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