DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is funding Master’s Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance at German institution in Germany. A monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 € will be awarded. The scholarship also provide health insurance, travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases accommodation subsidies and / or family allowances. Student must have first university degree. The scholarships are available to both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals. The courses are taught in German and English language. The students must have university degrees that have been obtained during the six years before applying the scholarship. English proficiency test is required. Scholarships are available for eight master’s courses. Submit your application online or electronically.
scholarship is provided in disciplines that are of special relevance
for the social, political and economic development of applicant’s home
Course Level: The scholarships are for
Master courses at a German institution of higher education. Before
taking up Master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on
German courses for normally 6 months (this also applies to scholarship
holders in Master courses taught in English).The language courses take
place at selected institutes in Germany and not at the universities.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
-The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin
America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the
-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
-The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso,
Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,
Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt,
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria,
Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South
Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia,
Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Latin America( Argentina,
Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay,
Venezuela, South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia(Brunei, Cambodia East
Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) as well as from countries in the Middle
East( Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
Yemen) can apply for this DAAD International scholarship.
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. In addition, the
training at German institutions of higher education should especially
qualify the scholarship holders as partners in political and economic
cooperation with Germany.
Number of awards: Not Known
Duration of award(s):
The scholarships are for two-year Master courses (in some cases
one-year courses) at a range of eight carefully selected PPGG courses at
prestigious German institutions of Higher Education. The majority of
these courses are taught in English or partly in English.
What does it cover? 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. DAAD-scholarship holders are exempt from tuition fees.
addition to the completed undergraduate studies (Bachelor or
equivalent) and the study results, the main criterion for selection is a
convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation
for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit after the
return to the home country. 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 all courses
proof of good knowledge of English (is required. For more details please
check the admission requirements for the selected course listed below.
The university degree should have been obtained during the six years
before the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be
considered if they have been in Germany for more than 15 months at the
time of application. All Master courses have further additional
requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants at any case.
The main criterion for selection is a convincing description of the
subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany
and the expected benefit after the return to the home country.
Notification: Successful candidates will be informed in December 2013 or at the latest in January 2014.
How to Apply:
Please hand in your application papers in duplicate (one original set
and one copy) and indicate, that you are applying for the PPGG
Programme! The necessary documents are:
• DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships (please download here);
• 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. If the
certificate is not available at the time of application, please make
sure to submit the confirmation of your course registration including
the exam date together with your documents. The results must be
submitted to publicpolicy-at-daad.de until 1st September, 2013 at the
latest. 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.
-Applications have to be made for one of the Master courses at the DAAD
Offices or diplomatic and consular representations of the Federal
Republic of Germany. You can indicate a second and third choice from the
list. Studying on a Master course not included in the list cannot be
funded within this programme.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The complete set of application papers must generally be submitted by 31 July 2013.
Programme and courses
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application