DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarships Program 2024 In Germany

Applications to DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarships Program are now open for international students. Students interested in studying in Germany should avail this fully funded DAAD Scholarship opportunity. DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program is a fully funded scholarship that covers all the expenses of students from tuition fees to housing allowances.

The Helmut-Schmidt-Programme offers Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance. This scholarship program is designed for young professionals from developing countries who want to pursue a Master’s degree in fields related to public policy and good governance at a German university.

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program:

The government of Germany announces every year different scholarship programs to support international students so that they can study in Germany without any financial issues. This year Germany Government has announced the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship program offered to international students.

International students can study for Master’s Degree Programs in the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in Germany. The main aim of the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program is to support international students who have good academic backgrounds and have working experience.

With the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Opportunity, students not only get to study in Germany under the influence of highly qualified professionals but also get to pursue internships and jobs in different organizations in Germany. In this article, we have explained all the details regarding DAAD Helmut Schmidt International Scholarship Program.

Host Country: Germany

Host University: Different top-ranked universities in Germany

Financial Assistance: Fully Funded

Degree Level: Master’s Degree Program

No of Scholarships Offered: Large No of Scholarships

Host Universities:

  • Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • University of Passau
  • University of Passau
  • Hochschule Osnabrück
  • University of Magdeburg
  • Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt
  • University of Duisburg-Essen

Academic Field of Study:

    • Social Protection
    • Development and Governance
    • Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Development Studies
    • Management in Nonprofit-Organisations
    • Public Policy
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Development Studies

Scholarship Value/ Inclusions:

Following are the scholarship benefits offered to international students under DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program 2024:

Scholarship holders for master’s courses in Germany will receive:

  • € 934 per month
  • Health insurance coverage in Germany
  • Appropriate travel allowances for travel between Germany and the respective developing and emerging 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
  • For the “Social Protection” course with online learning, an additional € 500 per month will be given during the 4th semester for mandatory online studies in the student’s country of origin or another developing/emerging country.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following eligibility criteria should be met prior to applying for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program:

Eligible Countries:

    1. Pakistan
    2. Palestinian territories
    3. Syria
    4. Tunisia
    5. Yemen
    6. Albania
    7. Bosnia
    8. Afghanistan
    9. Algeria
    10. Egypt
    11. Iran
    1. Iraq
    2. Jordan
    3. Lebanon
    4. Libya
    5. Morocco
    6. Herzegovina
    7. Kosovo
    8. Montenegro
    9. North Macedonia
    10. Serbia
    11. Turkey
    12. Bangladesh
    13. Bhutan
    14. Cambodia
    15. China
    16. Cook Islands
    17. Fiji
    1. India
    2. Indonesia
    3. Kiribati
    4. Laos
    5. Malaysia
    6. Maledives
    7. Marshall Islands
    8. Micronesia
    9. Mongolia
    10. Myanmar
    11. Nauru
    12. Nepal
    13. Niue
    14. North Korea
    15. Papua N. Guinea
    16. Argentinia
    17. Philippines
    1. Namibia
    2. Angola
    3. Benin
    4. Botswana
    5. Burkina Faso
    6. Burundi
    7. Cape Verde
    8. Cameroon
    9. Central African
    10. Republic
    11. Chad
    12. Comoros
    13. Congo
    14. Congo, Democratic
    15. Republic
    16. Côte d’Ivoire
    17. Djibouti
    1. Equatorial Guinea
    2. Eswatini
    3. Ethiopia
    4. Gabon
    5. Gambia
    6. Ghana
    7. Guinea
    8. Guinea-Bissau
    9. Kenya
    10. Lesotho
    11. Liberia
    12. Madagascar
    13. Malawi
    14. Mali
    15. Mauritania
    16. Mauritius
    17. Mozambique
    1. Niger
    2. Nigeria
    3. Rwanda
    4. São Tomé und
    5. Príncipe
    6. Senegal
    7. Sierra Leone
    8. Somalia
    9. South Africa
    10. South Sudan
    11. Sudan
    12. Tanzania
    13. Togo
    14. Uganda
    15. Zambia
    16. Armenia
    17. Azerbaijan
    1. Belarus
    2. Georgia
    3. Kazakhstan
    4. Kyrgyzstan
    5. Moldova
    6. Tajikistan
    7. Turkmenistan
    8. Ukraine
    9. Uzbekistan
    10. Zimbabwe
    11. Samoa
    12. Solomon Islands
    13. Sri Lanka
    14. Thailand
    15. Timor-Leste
    16. Tonga
    17. Tuvalu
    1. Vanuatu
    2. Vietnam
    3. Belize
    4. Bolivia
    5. Brazil
    6. Colombia
    7. Costa Rica
    8. Cuba
    9. Dominica
    10. Dominican Rep.
    11. Ecuador
    12. El Salvador
    13. Grenada
    14. Guatemala
    15. Guyana
    16. Haiti
    17. Honduras
  1. Jamaica
  2. Mexico
  3. Nicaragua
  4. Paraguay
  5. Peru
  6. St. Lucia
  7. St. Vin. & Gre.
  8. Suriname
  9. Venezuela
  10. Albania
  11. Bosnia and
  12. Herzegovina
  13. Kosovo
  14. Montenegro
  15. North Macedonia
  16. Serbia
  17. Turkey

Other Criteria:

  • Students belonging to the above-mentioned countries are eligible to apply.
  • In order to study Master’s Degree Program, students should have completed Bachelor’s Degree Program.
  • Must have an excellent academic background.
  • Must Check the language requirements.
  • Also, provide with experience certificate.
  • Students must be able to attend a Master’s Degree in Germany.
  • Must provide with commitment letter stating that student will return to their home country after completion of their studies.

How to Apply:

    • To apply for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Program (Master’s scholarship in Public Policy and Good Governance), all applications must be in English or German.
    • Indicate clearly that you are applying for the program.
    • You can apply for up to two master’s courses from the list below.
    • Carefully read the DAAD selection criteria provided in the checklist and sign the list with your original signature, indicating the place and date.
  • Fill out the DAAD application form ‘Application for a research/study scholarship’ once and specify your selected master’s course(s), indicating your first and second priority.
  • If you’re applying for two master’s courses, rank them in order of preference in your motivation letter. Clearly explain why your first choice is your top priority and why you chose the second one. Provide clear reasons for each choice to demonstrate how it will benefit you academically and professionally. Submit the same letter of motivation to both courses.
  • Submit the application form and the required documents (see below) to the master’s course(s) of your choice (maximum of two).


Application for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship will end on 31st July 2023.

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