DAAD Masters Scholarships In Germany 2018/2019

DAAD Masters Scholarships In Germany 2018/2019

DAAD Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance

The DAAD scholarship programme is targeted at helping in training future leaders or experts in the fields of Politics, Law, Economics, and Administration, through graduate studies at German universities, in the areas of Public Policy and Good Governance. Outstanding graduates with a first university degree are privileged to get a master’s degree in study areas that are in tune with social, political and economic growth of their home country. The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarship Programme is geared towards supporting future leaders from Africa, Latin-America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Central Asia, from countries in the Middle East as well as from the Ukraine who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries.

Selected Master Courses For DAAD Masters Scholarships At German institutions of higher education

The scholarships are awarded for selected Master courses at German institutions of higher education listed below:


• Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: Master of Public Policy (MPP)


• University of Duisburg-Essen: MA Development and Governance


• Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: Master of Public Policy (MPP)


• Leuphana University of Lüneburg: Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)


• Hochschule Osnabrück:
Management in Non-Profit Organisations


• University of Osnabrück:
Master of Democratic Governance and Civil Society


• University of Passau:
Master of Governance and Public Policy


• University of Potsdam:
Master of Public Management (MPM)

Eligibility Criteria For The DAAD Masters Scholarships

The DAAD Masters scholarship programme is made available to graduates based on the following criteria:

That the scholarship is in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration from Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, from countries in the Middle East as well as from the Ukraine.
Well qualified graduates with a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) who plan on totally contributing to the social and economic development of their home countries.
Young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.
Graduates in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia, from countries in the Middle East as well as from the Ukraine.

Candidate Selection For The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarship Programme

In awarding the DAAD Masters scholarship Programme to applicants, the DAAD makes use of the criteria listed below:

1. The Study Results Of The Applicant: More preference is usually given to candidates who have had an exceptionally good past result. To stand a higher chance of getting the DAAD Masters scholarship, an applicant should have had good study results in the past or ongoing before the period of the scholarship. This includes an above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third and language skills.
2. Knowledge of English (and German): The DAAD Masters scholarship programme tends to favour candidates who possess a vast knowledge of English and German language. A good repertoire of both languages is required to be awarded the DAAD Masters scholarship.
3. Political and Social Engagement: One key feature the DAAD Scholarship tends to seek in applicants, is that one has to be an active participant in the development of the political and social sector of his/her country.
4. Personal motivation for the Study Project in Germany and the expected benefit when returning to the home country.

How To Increase Your Chances of Getting The DAAD Masters Scholarship Programme

Based on the selection criteria of DAAD, an applicant for the scholarship should be able to do the following in order to be counted worthy and approved by the scholarship scheme.

1. The applicant should aim at proving that his/her motivation is development-related and is prepared to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.
2. The applicant should have at least two years’ professional experience, as preference is usually accorded to applicants who have had experiences that can help in shaping their social roles and responsibility.
3. The candidate should fulfil the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany.
4. An applicant should be able to include past academic performances, outstanding ones most especially. This goes a long way in standing an applicant out of the crowd.

Documents Required For The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarship Programme

Download the application form
Self-signed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Letter of motivation
Research proposal
Letters of recommendation
Certificates of employment from the employer in the home country and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon returning home.
Proof of language proficiency: English – IELTS or TOEFL (Not The institutional TOEFL)
German
Copies of academic degrees
Academic transcripts

How To Apply For The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters Scholarship Programme

Applications are to be submitted in German or English.

You are to indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance).

Click here to apply for the DAAD Masters scholarship.

Deadline: Aug-Oct 2018 (annual)

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