You can now apply for the 2023/2024 DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme, fully funded to study in Germany for master’s degree. Successful applicants are expected to return to their home countries after study to impact development with the training they have gathered.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has announced the opening of applications for its Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme for the 2023/2024 academic year. The scholarship programme is fully funded and seeks to provide opportunities for outstanding graduates from developing countries to pursue a master’s degree in Germany.
The Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme is named after the former German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, and aims to promote international understanding and cooperation by educating future leaders from developing countries. The scholarship covers tuition fees, travel costs, health insurance, and a monthly stipend of 850 euros for the duration of the programme.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be from a developing country, have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and have a minimum of two years of professional work experience. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate strong leadership potential and a commitment to contributing to the development of their home country.
The Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme offers a range of master’s degree courses in various fields, including political science, public policy, governance, economics, and development studies. The programme is taught in English, and successful applicants will have the opportunity to study at one of the participating universities in Germany.
One of the unique features of the Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme is that successful applicants are expected to return to their home countries after their studies and apply the knowledge and skills they have gained to contribute to the development of their communities. This requirement is aimed at ensuring that the programme’s impact extends beyond the individual beneficiaries.
The application process for the Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme is competitive, and interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early. The deadline for applications is usually around July or August of the year preceding the start of the programme.
In conclusion, the Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme is an excellent opportunity for outstanding graduates from developing countries to pursue a master’s degree in Germany. The programme offers full funding, a range of courses, and a commitment to promoting international cooperation and development. If you meet the eligibility criteria and have a strong desire to contribute to the development of your home country, then this scholarship programme could be an excellent fit for you.
The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) supports future leaders from developing 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.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD
Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships
Host Institution(s): Selected Institutions in Germany
Scholarship Worth: See Benefits (below)
Number of Awards: Not Stated
Study Level: Masters
Nationality: Developing Countries
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Eligibility Criteria | DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme 2023/2024
DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme is open to graduates from developing countries (bachelor or equivalent);
- with a well-qualified first university degree as a rule in the fields of social and political sciences, law, economics, public policy and administration
- willing to actively contribute to the social, political and economic development of their home countries/regions
- who have already gained practical experience relevant for the programme (professional experience, internships, political/social commitment)
DAAD scholarship holders are exempt from paying tuition fees, in addition to the following other benefits;
- Scholarships (of currently € 931 per month) for master’s courses at German higher education institutions.
- Health insurance cover in Germany
- Appropriate travel allowances for travel between Germany and the respective developing countries
- A study and research grant
- Rent subsidies and family supplements, as applicable
- Preceding German language course in Germany, lasting up to 6 months. Participation is mandatory.
How to Apply: All applications must be submitted in English or German. Please refer to the call for applications for detailed application instructions. When applying for placement, please indicate clearly that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Master’s scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance).
Application Deadline: To be Updated
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