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DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Programme 2024-2025

Germany is one of the top destination for students and government of Germany is offering students from all around the world a chance to study in Germany free of cost and not only that stipend will also be given to students to cover costs. DAAD in English stands for German Academic Exchange Service and candidates can apply now for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Programme 2024-2025 in Germany. International students from selected countries from all around the world are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme also known as “Public Policy and Good Governance”, train future leaders from developing countries to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries. This programme is funded by German Federal Foreign Office for Masters degrees in the fields related to social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. under DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme students can get masters degree.

You can study in English or German, that you have to choose at the time of application. Language Proficiency Certificate is required for English and German (certificate must not be older than one year). There is no age limit but your last degree should not date back more than six years when applying for this scholarship.

Scholarship Details

OrganizationDAAD Germany
Host CountryGermany
Eligible CountriesSelected Countries
Financial BenefitsFully Funded
Host InstituteGerman Federal Foreign Office
Deadline31, July 2024
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Scholarship Coverage

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship provides following coverage to its selected students,

  • Full Tuition fee waiver
  • The courses of study have an international focus and are offered in German and/or English.
  • Monthly Stipend will be offered to students
  • Travel allowance
  • study and research subsidy
  • monthly rent subsidy where applicable
  • allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable

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Eligibility Criteria

Following are the minimum required to apply for

  • candidates from countries other than eligibility list cannot apply
  • candidates must completed bachelors degree in good rankings
  • students can select upto two master degree courses
  • candidates must meet language requirements by the university
  • Most recent university degree should be obtained in the last six years prior to the application for the scholarship
  • political and social engagement
  • candidates must return to there country of origin after completing the degree

Participating Universities

You can study in any of the following universities under DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Program,

  • Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • University of Erfurt
  • Otto Von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck
  • University of Passau
  • University of Potsdam

Documents Required to Apply

Following documents are needed to apply for Helmut Schmidt Scholarship,

  • Hand signed daad application form
  • One motivation letter for both universities
  • Complete CV (Europass Format)
  • Copy of acquired Academic Degrees
  • Copy of the transcript of records
  • Recent language certificates (German and/or English)
  • One letter of recommendation, signed and recently dated by your university professor or current employer,

Eligible Countries

Students from following countries are eligible to apply for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship,

Western, Central, South-Eastern Europe

  • Albania
  • Bosnia and
  • Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Turkey

Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Middle East, North

  • Africa
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian
  • territories
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen

Africa, SubSaharan

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African
  • Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic
  • Republic
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé und
  • Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia, Pacific

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Maledives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Papua N. Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam

Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vin. & Gre.
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela

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Last date to apply for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship is 31 July 2024.

How to Apply

Students from above mentioned universities can apply for upto two courses for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Programme.

Applications must be submitted in German or English

Fill in the DAAD Application form for Research Grants and Study Scholarships (annex 2) only once making clear which study course is your first and which is your second priority.

Send the DAAD scholarship form together with the letter of motivation and accompanied with the necessary documents listed above to the two universities of your choice. Do NOT send it to DAAD.

Official Link

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Download the application form for DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship by click the link below

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