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DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in 2020/2021

The scholarship program will start accepting applications on 1 June 2020

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

Do you want to study in Germany? If that is the case, then you should be pleased to know that the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarship Program for Public Policy and Good Governance is offering a bundle of benefits to outstanding students that showcase interest towards social, political and economic development of their home country at German institutions of higher education. With that said, today we are going to check out the benefits and criteria of this scholarship program.

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in 2020/2021:


DAAD scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Program are exempted from tuition fees. DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 850 €. 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.

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in 2020/2021:


Applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • An academic degree with far above average results (upper third)
  • Language skills (every university has different language proficiency requirements)
  • Political and social engagement
  • Have a 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 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. We also want to highlight that all Master courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants in any case.

How to Apply

The application period starts on 1 June 2020.

Please submit your applications for the selected master`s courses and for the DAAD scholarship to the respective universities only (not to DAAD). You must indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Program (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance). The application period at all 8 universities lasts from 1 June – 31 July 2020.

Official Letter and Deadline

We are advising all students who want to study in Germany and are eligible for this scholarship program to CLICK HERE and access the official website where you will find additional information about the online application process. The deadline is 31 July 2020.



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