[Full Funded Master’s Scholarships in Germany for Public Policy and Good Governance

International Organisation DAAD
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[Full Funded Master’s Scholarships in Germany for Public Policy and Good Governance

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The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Program Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Program 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.


  1. The scholarship program is open to graduates in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration from Africa, Central and Latin America, Asia, from countries in the Middle East as well as from Ukraine
  2. The program is open for very 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. 
  3. It is offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.


  1. Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected MA programs at German institutions of higher education.
  2. The study programs are usually starting in Sep/Oct 2020 and are taught in German and/or English.
  3. contributions to health insurance in Germany
  4. appropriate travel allowancestudy and research subsidy, monthly rent subsidy where applicable, allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.
  5. 6-months-German language course from April 2020 to September 2020. The language course takes place at selected institutes in Germany and usually not at the universities of the selected MA programs. The language course is compulsory also for those who attend a master's course taught in English
  6. DAAD scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Program are exempted from tuition fees.

About DAAD:

DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. It supports over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year, making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind. It also promotes internationalization efforts at German universities, helps developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and supports German Studies and German language programs abroad.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Politics, Law, International Relations

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Law and Human Rights, Political Science and International Relations
Educational Level
Required Languages
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