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DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance


The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Programme offers very good graduates from developing countries the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country at German institutions of higher education.


The main DAAD criteria for selection are:

• Academic degree with far above average results (upper third)
• language skills (every university has different language proficiency
• political and social engagement
• 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.

All Master courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants at any case.


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-SchmidtProgramme (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance). The application period at all 8 universities lasts from 1 June – 31 July 2020.

It is important to read the 2021 Announcement and visit the official website (found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Please note that this is not the official scholarship webpage. Mauritian students are eligible for this scholarship but not guaranteed to be awarded one. For complete and updated information on this scholarship, please check Official Scholarship Website:

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  • Level:

    Master Degree

  • Field of study:

    See official website

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  • Deadline:

    31 July (Annual)

  • Starting date:

    Next course starts Sept/Oct 2021