About the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Program (PPGG)


The DAAD designed its Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance) 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.

The program offers excellent graduates with a first university degree the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social differences.

With this program, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of Good Governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions. 

Terms and Conditions

The DAAD Scholarship covers:

  • MPM tuition fees
  • 861€/month for living expenses
  • A health insurance
  • A six months German course
  • Travel allowances
  • Study and research subsidies
  • Upon application: rent subsidies and/or family allowances

The 18-months MPM Helmut-Schmidt-Programme includes:

  • A six months German course (commencing April)
  • 12 months of MPM modules including a Study Tour and the writing and defending of a Master Thesis (commencing October)
  • Networking events like a Summer School and an Orientation Seminar for all Helmut-Schmidt-scholarship holders in Germany