Helmut Schmidt Programme in Public Policy and Good Governance

This programme is designed to academically 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.

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.

Interested persons can apply for a maximum of two courses at a time. The application period runs from June 1st to July 31st at the respective universities.

The following Master courses are funded in the Helmut Schmidt Programme:

University of Duisburg-Essen:

Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt:

Hertie School of Governance, Berlin:

University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück:

University of Osnabrück:

Leuphana University of Lüneburg:

University of Passau:

University of Potsdam:

For further information on the courses, application procedure and deadlines, please click here.


Directly at the university offering the course of your choice, both for the intake and the DAAD scholarship.

Application deadlines, requirements and other details must be obtained from the universities directly.

Neither DAAD Offices nor German Embassies will receive application documents anymore.

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