The Helmut-Schmidt-Programm is designed to academically qualify future leaders in the fields of social & political science, law, economics, public policy and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. The programme offers highly qualified graduates with a first university degree 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. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions.

Target group
Very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals. The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from developing countries.

What is fundable?
The scholarships are granted for selected master’s courses at
German institutions of higher education in different cities in
Germany. The selected master’s courses have a subject-specific
focus on public policy, good governance, international relations,
public management, public administration, civil society, geogovernance, peace and conflict studies, development and socioeconomic policies. The courses have an international orientation and are taught in English and/or German. The scholarship holders will study in groups and be offered special tutoring at their host institutions. Furthermore, there is the possibility of networking events for participants in different courses and their attendance at tailor-made workshops. Before taking up their master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on German courses in Germany for normally 6 months (this also applies to scholarship holders in master’s courses taught in English).
Contact and Advice Further information can be obtained on our website
or at the 8 universities.

Further Information:

Helmut-Schmidt-Programm (Public Policy and Good Governance, PPGG)

Informations about the studies of the Helmut-Schmidt-Programm
Master´s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance [pdf-Datei]