Master Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance are being provided to international students for MSc in Germany. The scholarships are being funded by DAAD for the academic year 2011-2012.

Objectives of the DAAD scholarship programme

This programme 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 praxis-oriented course for their professional life. The programme offers very good 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.

Who can apply?

The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East.

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.

What is fundable?

DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.

For Master courses taught in German or in German and English, good knowledge of German (ideally at completed A 2 level at the time of application) is an advantage for being able to pass the German language test required for admission to the Master programme at the end of the six-month preparatory German course. For courses taught in English, proof of good knowledge of English (generally a minimum of 550 TOEFL scores or equivalent) is required.

Application documents for the DAAD Scholarship, Germany

Important application papers to be submitted include
  • DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships
  • Motivation Letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme;
  • Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience;
  • Recent language certificates giving evidence of your level of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS) and if applicable in German. Please make sure to register in time for the respective tests. Fees for obtaining such certificates are considered as a personal career investment and will not be reimbursed.
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers;
  • Officially authenticated copies of all certificates.
  • In this programme it is not necessary to submit proof of contact with the selected university.
List of Master courses in the PPGG programme, Germany

You can choose between following Master courses:
  • 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)
  • and up to 5 additional scholarships for MPP / Conflict Studies and Management Programme (CSMP), Contact:
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg: Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)
  • University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück: Master Management in Non-Profit Organisations
  • University of Osnabrück: Master Democratic Governance and Civil Society
  • University of Passau: Governance and Public Policy
  • University of Potsdam: Public Policy and Management (PPM)
Application Procedure

Further details on the Master Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance, Germany can be found on Daad website.

Please note application deadline to the Master Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance, Germany is 31 July every year.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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