DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded
DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded is open for students to apply. With the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme , the DAAD strives to contribute to promoting good governance and civil society structures in developing and emerging countries.

Key Information

The Program provides future leaders with master’s degrees in disciplines that are particularly relevant to social, political, and economic development, prepares them for responsible positions in or for their home countries, and contributes to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social forms that address social inequalities.

Location: Germany

Financial Support: Fully Funded

Scholarship: DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded

Course Level: Masters Degree Program

Deadline: 31st July 2022

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Benefits of Scholarship

Academic study in the master’s courses listed below, selected by the DAAD, will begin in September/October 2023.

The courses are provided in English and/or German and have an international focus. All Helmut-Schmidt-Scholarship recipients benefit from accompanying support services offered by the programme coordinators at their various study locations throughout their studies. Scholarship recipients benefit from activities and seminars tailored to their needs, as well as close interaction with other international scholarship recipients. Participation in interdisciplinary networking events is also planned. Tuition expenses are waived for DAAD scholarship recipients.

Value Provided by Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program

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.

The following deviation regarding funding benefits applies for the ‘Social Protection’ programme, due to its blended learning concept: A sur place rate of € 500 per month is paid in the 4th semester (mandatory online semester in the student’s country of origin or another developing country).

Courses offered in Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program

1: Social Protection

University: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

teaching language: English, duration: 4 semesters

2: Development and Governance

University: University of Duisburg-Essen

teaching language: English, duration: 2 semesters

3: Public Policy

University: Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt

teaching language: English, duration: 4 semesters

4: Peace and Conflict Studies

University: University of Magdeburg teaching

language: English, duration: 4 semesters

5: Management in Nonprofit-Organisationen

University: Hochschule Osnabrück

teaching language: German, duration: 4 semesters

6. Development Studies

University: University of Passau

teaching language: English, duration: 4 semesters

Eligibility Criteria for Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program

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)

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