Helmut-Schmidt-Programme at University of Erfurt, Germany

Designation/Position- Helmut-Schmidt-Programme

University of Erfurt, Germany invites application for Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships) for eligible and interested candidates

About-Scholarships offer highly qualified candidates financial and non-material support for their studies. A variety of scholarship opportunities exist for (future) Brandt School students. This scholarship page gives an overview of scholarships that are available to MPP candidates.

The DAAD’s Helmut-Schmidt-Programme offers a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The Haniel Stipend Program provides financial support for applicants from Europe, Central Asia, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Detailed information about these two programs and how to apply for them can be found below.

We have also listed scholarship opportunties offered by other institutions, such as governments or foundations. This overview is by no means comprehensive, and MPP candidates are encouraged to research different scholarship and financing opportunities available to them.

Research Level- Master’s Scholarships

Location- University of Erfurt, Germany


Main DAAD selection criteria are:

  • your study results so far
  • language skills
  • political and social engagement
  • a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for your studies in Germany
  • expected benefit when returning to the home country

Your most recent university degree should have been obtained within the six years prior to the application for the scholarship. Applicants who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline are not eligible.

Below you will find an overview of all documents that should be included in your online application for the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme at the Brandt School.

Job/Position Description-

The Willy Brandt School is a partner in the DAAD’s Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance). Helmut-Schmidt scholarships include stipends for living costs and a tuition waiver from the Brandt School.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The current call for applications and a list of eligible countries can be found on the DAAD’s Helmut-Schmidt-Programme website.

Please note that all applications for a Helmut-Schmidt DAAD scholarship have to be submitted directly to us via our online application portal within the period described below, paper-based applications will not be accepted.

No additional application to the DAAD is required. 

How to Apply- 

You can submit your application using our online application platform. Only complete applications are accepted.

If your online application is shortlisted, you will be notified in late October. Shortlisted candidates must submit certified hard copies of all application documents to the Brandt School by mid-November. Final decisions regarding scholarship awards are made in December. Representatives of both the DAAD and the Brandt School are responsible for the final admission decision to the scholarship program. Please understand that the Brandt School cannot inform you about the status of your application during the selection procedure.

All Helmut-Schmidt scholars will be invited to attend an additional German language course of generally six months starting in April of the respective year in order to acquire basic knowledge of the everyday language in Germany. If you are already proficient in German, exceptions may be possible. Please note that German proficiency is not a requirement for the MPP at the Brandt School, as classes are taught entirely in English.

Last Date for Apply– 31 July 2021

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