Master Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Program for Public Policy and Good Governance (DAAD PPGG)

Scholarship in Business and Law
  • Germany, Germany View on Map
  • Apply Before : July 31, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSNot Required
  • Fields of study Public Policy And Good Governance
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishGerman
  • Opportunity ID 2269
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Opportunity Description

About the Helmut Schmidt program

Graduate students who wish to actively contribute to the economic and social improvement of their home countries will be given the opportunity to pursue their master’s degree with a full scholarship in public policy and governance by the German Academic Exchange Service in prestigious institutions of higher education in Germany. The program enables the participants with the knowledge and experience, they would need as future leaders in politics, law, economics, and administration as well as their professional life.

The application period for DAAD Scholarship: 1 June to 31 July 2021

Result notification: end of December 2021

Program start: September/October 2022

Language: German and English


  • Must have a bachelor or equivalent in the fields of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics or in public administration
  • Be from an eligible country (see the list of countries)
  • University degree have been obtained six years prior to the application
  • Applicants have not stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline
  • Knowledge of English
  • Political and social engagement
  • Strong motivation for the subject-related study in Germany and the expected outcome upon returning home

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List of Universities and Courses

Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Program is offered in the following universities

  1. Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  2. Universität Duisburg-Essen: Master of Development and Governance
  3. Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  4. Leuphana Universität Lüneburg: Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)
  5. Hochschule Osnabrück: Management in Non-Profit-Organisations
  6. Universität Osnabrück: Master of Democratic Governance and Civil Society
  7. Universität Passau: Master of Governance and Public Policy
  8. Universität Potsdam: Master of Public Management (MPM)

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  • Tuition fees
  • German language course (6 months, mandatory for all)
  • Participate in networking events
  • A monthly stipend of 850 €
  • Health insurance
  • Travel cost
  • Study and research grant
  • Rent contributions
  • Family allowances

Required Documents:

  • DAAD application form (electronically)
  • Two-pages Motivation letter (with hand signature and current date)
  • CV with the current date (with hand signature and current date)
  • University degrees copy (with a description of the grading system)
  • Transcript copies
  • School leaving certificate copy
  • Language certificates (German and English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)


Application process:

Applicants interested in the Helmut Schmidt Master program in Public Policy and good governance have to submit their completed applications and the necessary documents for the up to TWO master`s courses and for the DAAD scholarship only to the selected universities. The language of the application must be German or English. They are also required to specify the priority of their choice (first, second) in the application.

Note: If you send your application to DAAD or to more than two universities, your application will not be considered.

Application form

Details can be found on DAAD scholarship and Universities websites.

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