DAAD Masters Scholarships In Public Policy And Good Governance, 2022, Germany

Publish Date: Jun 04, 2022

Deadline: Jul 31, 2022

DAAD Masters Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of Public Policy taught at Germany Universities. 
The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Programme offers very good graduates from developing countries the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country at German institutions of higher education.

Participating Programmes in Host Institutions:
The scholarships are awarded for selected Master courses at German institutions of higher education listed below:

  • Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg: MA Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems (Blended-learning)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen: MA Development and Governance
  • Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Universität Magdeburg: Peace and Conflict Studies (MA)
  • Hochschule Osnabrück: Management in Non-Profit Organisations
  • Universität Passau: Development Studies (MA)
  • University of Passau: Master of Governance and Public Policy
  • University of Potsdam: Master of Public Management (MPM)

Target group
The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America; Asia and the Pacific, Western, Central, South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Central Asia & South Caucasus; and the Middle East and North Africa. See the list of eligible countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions
DAAD scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are exempted from tuition fees. DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 861 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany, appropriate travel allowance, a study and research subsidy as well as rent subsidies and/or allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.
Prior to their study programmes, all scholarship holders will also receive a 6- months German language course.

The most important selection criteria are:

  • Higher education degree obtained with above average results (top third of graduates)
  • Language certificates (requirements vary depending on the respective course of study)
  • Political and/or social involvement (see above ‘Target group’) is considered an advantage
  • Evidence of internships and/or professional experience is also taken into account positively
  • A conclusive account of the applicant’s academic and personal motivation for the study endeavour in Germany and for choosing and prioritising the courses of study
  • An account of the applicant’s perspectives upon returning to their home country or region

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