Why Makes DAAD’s Helmut-Schmidt Scholarships Ideal For Students From Developing Countries? 

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) is offering the Helmut Schmidt Scholarships for the batch of 2022-2023; which is one of the top scholarships in Germany for students from developing countries. Many students from developing countries apply every year to be enrolled in various universities in Germany. The students are awarded these DAAD scholarships to study courses that are taught in both German and English languages. 

The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) supports future leaders from developing countries, who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries. The programme, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offers the chance to acquire a Master’s degree, particularly relevant for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. 

In the light of the principles of Good Governance, highly qualified graduates with a first academic degree are being educated in political science, law, economics and administration, and prepared for future leading positions in their home countries. 

Funding Details 

Students who acquire this scholarship will get the chance to enrol themselves in German universities. The scholarship also comes with a monthly allowance that will help you cater to daily expenses. It also has a provision for health allowance and travel stipends. The benefits that a student gets with the DAAD scholarship include: 

appropriate travel allowance 

Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected master´s programmes at German institutions of higher education 

contributions to health insurance in Germany 

study and research subsidy 

monthly rent subsidy where applicable 

allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable 

6-months-German language course from April 2021 up to the end of September 2021. The language course takes place at selected institutes in Germany and usually not at the universities of the selected master´s programmes. The language course is also compulsory for those who attend a master´s course taught in English. 

The study programmes usually start in Sep/Oct 2021 and are taught in German and/or English. 


Main DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship eligibility criteria include: 

expected benefit when returning to the home country or region 

political and social engagement 

language skills (every university has different language proficiency requirements) 

convincing description of the related subject and personal motivation for the study project in German 

An academic degree with far above average results (upper third) 

International candidates can continue to apply for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship programme until July 30, 2022. 

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