DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarships in Germany 2025 [Fully Funded]

The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme 2025 is now open for applications. Successful applicants are fully funded to study in Germany and are expected to return to their home countries after study to impact development with the training they have gathered.

The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) supports future leaders from developing countries. Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the scholarships offers a fully funded opportunity to acquire a Master’s degree in programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD
  • Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships
  • Host Institution(s): Selected Institutions in Germany
  • Scholarship Worth: See Benefits (below)
  • Number of Awards: Not Stated
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: Developing Countries

Also Check: DAAD Leadership for Africa scholarship for Masters Study in Germany

Eligibility Criteria | DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme 2025

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme is open to graduates from developing countries (bachelor or equivalent);

  • with a well-qualified first university degree and above-average
    grades (upper third) in Social and Political Sciences, Law, Economics,
    Public Policy and Administration
  • willing to actively contribute to the social, political and economic
    development of their home countries/regions
  • who have already gained practical experience relevant for the
    programme (professional experience, internships, political/social

Scholarship Benefits

DAAD scholarship holders are exempt from paying tuition fees, in addition to the following other benefits;

  • scholarships (of currently € 934 per month) for master’s courses at
    German higher education institutions
  • health insurance cover 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 4
    months; participation is mandatory

Application Procedures

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted in English or German. Please refer to the call for applications for detailed application instructions. When applying for placement, please indicate clearly that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Master’s scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance).

Application Deadline: 31 July 2024

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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