Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance – PPGG) • DAAD

Since 2009, the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) is supporting future leaders from Africa, Central and Latin America, Asia (India), from countries in the Middle East as well as from the Ukraine (see list of countries), who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries. The programme, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offers the chance to acquire a Master’s degree in Master programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. In the light of the principles of Good Governance, highly qualified graduates with a first academic degree are being educated in political science, law, economics and administration and prepared for future leading positions in their home countries. 

What are the objectives of the programme?

This programme is designed 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. Very good graduates with a first
university degree get the chance to obtain a master’s degree in
disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and
economic development of their home country. The 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.

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Who can apply?

The scholarship programme 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 the Ukraine (see list of
countries).
Target group The programme 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. It is offered both for young graduates without professional
experience and for mid-career professionals.

What is fundable?

 Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected MA programmes
at German institutions of higher education listed below. The
study programmes are usually starting in Sep/Oct 2020 and
are taught in German and/or English.
 contributions to health insurance in Germany
 appropriate travel allowance
 study and research subsidy
 monthly rent subsidy where applicable,
 allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.
 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 programmes. The language course is compulsory
also for those who attend a master´s course taught in English.