This program is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics, and administration according to the principles of good governance and to prepare them in a practice-oriented course for their professional life. Very good graduates with a first university degree get the chance to obtain a master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political, and economic development of their home country. The knowledge and experience acquired in Germany should enable the scholarship holders to later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions.
With this program, DAAD intends to support the good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.
The program is open for very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) who want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries or regions. It is offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.
Due to its blended-learning-concept, the following special conditions are laid down to finance the study program “Analysis and design of social protection systems”:
The scholarship holders are offered special tutoring at their host institutions financed by DAAD. Furthermore, scholars are invited to participate in different networking events.
DAAD-scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are exempted from tuition fees.
The scholarship program is open to graduates from developing countries in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and public administration.
DAAD selection criteria:
The most recent university degree should be obtained in the last six years prior to the application for the scholarship. Applicants who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline are not considered eligible.