2019 DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships for International Students

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Applications are now open for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships 2019 for International Students. The Scholarship is designed Students enrolled to Study Public Policy and Good Governance for the year 2019 academic session. This scholarship is for students who want to pursue a masters degree and eligibility criteria are of the essence.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) intends to contribute to the support of good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

Level/Field of Study:

The Scholarship is designed for Masters Degree Students in the Department of Public Policy and Good Governance.

Host Nationality:

The Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarship is hosted in Germany. An International Student wishing to Migrate to Germany can apply for the Scholarships.
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Eligible Nationalities:

The Scholarship is specifically for Students from Developing Countries.

Scholarship Benefits: 

  • Prior to their study programs, all scholarship holders receive a 6- months-German language course from April 2019 to September 2019. The language courses take place at selected institutes in Germany and not at the universities of the selected master´s courses.
  • The language course is compulsory also for those who attend a master´s course taught in English. The scholarship holders are offered special tutoring at their host institutions financed by DAAD.
  • Furthermore, there is the possibility to attend networking events. DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €.
  • The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany.
  • In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance and a study and research subsidy as well as rent subsidies and/or allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.
  • DAAD scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Program are exempted from tuition fees.
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DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarships Requirements: 

  • The scholarship scheme is open to graduates in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, from countries in the Middle East as well as from Ukraine.
  • 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.
  • The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.

Selection Criteria:

The main DAAD criteria for selection are the following:
  • the study results so far
  • knowledge of English (and German)
  • political and social engagement
  • 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.
  • The latest university degree should have been obtained during the six years prior to the application for the scholarship.
  • Applicants cannot be considered if they have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of application.

All master´s courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants in any case.

How to Apply:

Applications have to be submitted in German or English. Please indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Program (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance). It is important to go through the Application requirements in the Program Webpage before applying.

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Application Deadline: 

The application period starts from June 1st to July 31st, 2019

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service)

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