Young graduates with a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration from Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, from countries in the Middle East as well as from the Ukraine are welcome to apply for the funded DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals. The application period lasts from June 1st to July 31st.
This program is designed to further 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.
Prior to their study programmes all scholarship holders receive a 6-month-German language course from April 2018 to September 2018. The scholarship holders are offered a special tutoring at their host institutions financed by DAAD. DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently €750. The scholarship also includes covered tuition fee and contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance and a study and research subsidy as well as rent subsidies and/or allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable.
- As part of application, candidates must provide academic transcripts, a convincing description of the subject-related, personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit when returning to the home country;
- Candidates must have a good command of English or German and demonstrate political and social engagement;
- Applications have to be submitted in German or English.
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