The DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme is a fully funded scholarship programme that is aimed at supporting future leaders from developing countries. The scholarship is also known as the Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship Programme. Any graduate from an emerging or developing country can apply for this scholarship. However, the candidate must have practical experience relevant to their programme and must be willing to contribute to their home countries. The deadline for the scholarship is between 1st June to 31st July 2023.
DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme: Eligibility Criteria
The DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship Programme eligibility requirements are as follows:
- The applicant must be a graduate of a developing or an emerging country
- The student must possess a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree
- Must be excellent in academics. That is, must possess a 1st university degree or above average grades (upper third) in Law, Economics, or social and political sciences
- Additionally, the student must have gained practical experience in the relevant programme.( internships, professional experience, political/social commitment)
DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme: Scholarship Value
The beneficiary of the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme is exempted from paying the tuition fees. Aside from that, the scholarship holders will receive the following benefits.
- Scholarships worth € 934 per month (INR 82,581) will be granted to Master’s students at the German higher education institutions
- Additionally, health insurance, and travel allowance between Germany and developing and emerging countries would be provided
- The scholarship would also cover the preceding German language course that lasts up to 6 months. Participation in the course is mandatory for all beneficiary students.
- Moreover, a research grant or study grant would be provided to the student
- The scholarship would also cover the rent subsidies and family supplements
Interested students can visit the DAAD official website, and find universities listed under the Helmut-Schmidt program. Next, they can apply for admission to a German university and fill in the DAAD application form available on the website.