Fully Funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship in Germany 2025

The Fully Funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship in Germany is open to all nationals. It is a fully funded master’s degree scholarship in the disciplines that are relevant to social, political, and economic development. The scholarship is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to students of developing and emerging countries.

If you have a bachelor’s Degree (16 years) then you can apply for the Helmut Schmidt Program. A total of 07 Universities are Participating in this Program. There is no application fee required to apply for it. The selection will be made in October 2024. The classes will begin in October 2025.

Scholarship Duration

  • One Year Master
  • Two Year Master


Fully Funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship in Germany 2025
Fully Funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship in Germany 2025


Deadline: 31 July 2024
Study in: Germany
Provider: DAAD
Study Level: Masters, Postgraduate
Area of Study: Social studies, Political theories, Economics



  • Applicants from developing and emerging countries can apply. Check theList of Eligible Countries for the Helmut Schmidt Scholarship.
  • Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in Social and Political Sciences, Law, Economics, Public Policy, and Administration or from a relevant field.
  • Applicants must have completed a 16-year bachelor’s degree program from a University.
  • Applicant must apply for the indicated Master’s degree program.
  • You can apply for up to two Master’s degree programs.
  • All applications must be submitted in English or German.
  • There is no age limit.


  • Monthly Stipend
  • Contributions to Health Insurance
  • Round Airfare Tickets Travel Allowance
  • Study and Research subsidy
  • Monthly Rent
  • Allowances for Spouses and/or Children where applicable
  • 6-Months-German language course.



Focus Area for Fully Funded DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship in Germany 

Public policy, Good Governance, International Relations, Public Management, Public Administration, Civil Society, Social Protection, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development and Socioeconomic Policies

List of Master Courses and Universities

Applicants can apply for up to two master’s courses listed below. Scholarships are available for seven master’s programs at the following universities:

  1. Course Name: Social Protection
    • University: University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  2. Course Name: Development and Governance
    • University: University of Duisburg-Essen
  3. Course Name: Public Policy
    • University: Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt
  4. Course Name: Peace and Conflict Studies
    • University: Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  5. Course Name: Management in Nonprofit-Organizations
    • University: University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
  6. Course Name: Development Studies
    • University: University of Passau
  7. Course Name: Governance and Public Policy
    • University: University of Passau

Read more about course requirements and eligibility criteria here.

Documents Checklist

Prepare these documents:

  • DAAD Application Form
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV (format: Europass)
  • University Certificates
  • Transcript
  • Currently written reference
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Practical experience relevant to the Helmut-Schmidt Program (gained through professional experience, internships, political/social commitment).


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