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Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany

Applications are invited for Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany for International Students to study abroad.

Last Date to Apply (Deadline): July 31, 2020


This program 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 tensions. With this program, DAAD intends to support the good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits under master scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany:

  • Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected master ́s programmes at German institutions of higher education
  • The study programmes 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 programmes. The language course is compulsory also for those who attend a master ́s course taught in English

Due to its blended-learning-concept the following special conditions are laid down to finance the study programme “Analysis and design of social protection systems”:

  • During the online semester in your home country or another develop- ing country DAAD provides a sur-place-rate of 500 EUR
  • Allowances for spouses and/or children are not applicable, as far as the programme includes study-phases in Germany and in your home country

The scholarship holders are offered a special tutoring at their host institu- tions financed by DAAD. Furthermore, the scholars are invited to participate at different networking events.

DAAD-scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are ex- empted from tuition fees.

Eligible institutes


To be eligible for Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Germany, applicants must:

  • Graduates from developing countries in the field of Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Law, Economics and in Public Administration
  • 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


To apply for Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance, applicants are required to submit:

  • DAAD Application form for Research Grants and Study Scholarships (hand-signed, but electronically edited)
  • Hand-signed and dated motivation letter (one single letter for both universities) containing a precise description of the applicants’ academic/professional and personal reasons for choosing those master ́s programmes and universities (two pages maximum)
  • Hand-signed and dated Full Curriculum Vitae including information about the precise field of your studies, your political and social engagement and, if applicable, description of job experience
  • Copy of acquired Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary, please attach an explanation of the grading system)
  • Copy of the transcript of records (certified translation if necessary)
  • Recent language certificates (German and/or English)
  • One letter of recommendation, signed and recently dated by your university professor or current employer, supplemented by an official letterhead, and stamp (not in a sealed envelope)
  • If applicable certificates of employment to support relevant professional experience mentioned in your CV by documentary evidence

Scholarship Apply link

Institute Name: German institutions of higher education
Degree/Course: Masters Degree
Country: Germany
Last Date: July 31, 2020