Application Closes: July 31, 2022

Application calls for the 2022 DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme in Germany, a fully funded research scholarship grant open to all international applicants.

The scholarship program offers future leaders master’s courses in disciplines that are of special relevance for social, political, and economic development prepares them in a practice-oriented course for responsible positions in or for their regions of origin, and contributes to establishing economic and social forms that are democratically oriented and designed to overcome social inequalities.

Application Perks:

  • Scholarships (currently €931 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 countries
  • A study and research grant
  • Rent subsidies and family supplements, as applicable
  • Preceding German language course in Germany, lasting up to 6 months. Participation is mandatory.

Application Process:

All applications must be submitted in English or German.

  1. Complete the DAAD application form ‘Application for a research/study scholarship’ (see Attachment 2) only once and indicate your selected master’s course or courses, in the latter case clearly indicating your first and second priority.
  2. If you are applying for two master’s courses: Submit a single application for both master’s courses and only one letter of motivation. In this letter, you should explain in detail, why you chose the respective master’s courses and your reasons for prioritizing.
  3. Please submit the application form to the master’s courses of your choice (no more than two), along with the required documents (see below). Scholarship applications are only accepted via master’s courses.

Selection Criteria:

  • Graduates from developing countries (bachelor or equivalent)
  • With a well-qualified first university degree as a rule in the fields of 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 program (professional experience, internships, political/social commitment)