DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship 2025, Germany (Fully Funded)

Call for Applications for 2025 intake. The applications are open to apply for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship 2025 in Germany. 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. More details about the requirements, eligibility criteria, and the application process for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship 2025 are given below.

Details About Helmut Schmidt Scholarship 2025

  • Host Country: Germany
  • Scholarship Name: Helmut Schmidt Program
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 31st July 2024

Scholarship Duration

  • One Year Master
  • Two Year Master

Financial Benefits

The DAAD Helmut Schmidt is a Fully Funded Scholarship. The benefits are:

  • 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.

Also Check: Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship 2025-26 (Apply Now)

Focus Area

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-Organisations
    • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from developing and emerging countries can apply. Check the List 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.

Also Check: Einstein Fellowship 2025 in Germany (Fully Funded)

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 Programme (gained through professional experience, internships, political/social commitment).

How to Apply for the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme?

Indicate clearly in the online application form of DAAD that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme. Read the selection criteria and the document checklist. Complete the DAAD application form. The Link to the official website is given below.


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