DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Master’s Scholarship Program- Study in Germany!


The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Program (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance – PPGG) has now opened the applications for the 2021 academic year.

If you want to secure a great scholarship that is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and get your Master’s degree, then you should make sure to apply as soon as possible.

The scholarship program provides spots in the following academic fields: The Master program of particular relevance for the social, political, and economic development in the students’ countries of origin.

Available Helmut-Schmidt-Program Master’s Courses:

  • HOCHSCHULE BONN-RHEIN-SIEG Master of Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems
  • UNIVERSITY OF DUISBURG-ESSEN Master of Development and Governance
  • UNIVERSITY OF ERFURT Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES OSNABRÜCK Master of Management in­Nonprofit-Organisationen
  • UNIVERSITY OF PASSAU Master of Governance and Public Policy
  • UNIVERSITY OF PASSAU Development Studies
  • UNIVERSITY OF POTSDAM Master of Public Management (MPM)

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Master’s Scholarship Program in 2021


  • Study in Germany
  • Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected master´s programs at German institutions of higher education
  • The study programs are usually starting in Sep/Oct 2021 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 2021 up to the end of September 2021. The language course takes place at selected institutes in Germany and usually not at the universities of the selected master´s programs. The language course is compulsory also for those who attend a master´s course taught in English
  • During the online semester in your home country or another developing country, DAAD provides a sur-place-rate of 500 EUR
  • Allowances for spouses and/or children are not applicable, as far as the program includes study-phases in Germany and in your home country

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Master’s Scholarship Program in 2021


  • The scholarship program is open to graduates from developing countries (see list of countries) in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration.
  • 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 or regions
  • It is offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.
  • An academic degree with far above average results (upper third)
  • language skills (every university has different language proficiency requirements)
  • political and social engagement
  • convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany
  • expected benefit when returning to the home country or region
  • The most recent university degree should be obtained in the last six years prior to the application for the scholarship
  • Applicants who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline are not considered as eligible
  • All master´s courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants in any case

Official Letter and Deadline

Get your scholarship in Germany to access the official website and find out everything there is to know about the online application program. Make sure you’re always aware of the deadline

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