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Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG ) GERMANY

Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG ) GERMANY

Since 2009, the DAAD programme “Public Policy and Good Governance” (PPGG) is supporting future leaders from Africa, Latin-America, South-Asia, Southeast-Asia and the Middle-East who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries. The programme, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offers the chance to acquire a Master’s degree in Master programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. In the light of the principles of Good Governance, highly qualified graduates with a first academic degree are being educated in political science, law, economics and administration and prepared for future leading positions in their home countries. In addition, the scholarship holders will hopefully continue to be qualified contact persons for German politics and economy after their return.
Besides supporting Good Governance and civil society structures in selected partner regions, the PPGG-programme also contributes to the internationalisation of the participating German universities and provides the German fellow students with insights into the world beyond Western industrialized countries.

DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
German Academic Exchange Service
Master’s Scholarships for
Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)
What are the
of the
This programme 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. Very good graduates with a first university
degree get the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that
are of special relevance to the social, political and economic
development of their home country. The knowledge and experience
acquired in Germany should enable the scholarship holders to later
contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic
and social systems aimed at overcoming social differences. In
addition, the training at German institutions of higher education
should qualify the scholarship holders to become partners in the
political and economic co-operation with Germany. With this
programme, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of good
governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries
and regions.
Who can
The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin
America, South Asia and Southeast Asia as well as from countries in
the Middle East (see list of countries).
Target group Very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor
or equivalent) who want to actively contribute to the social and
economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are
offered both for young graduates without professional experience and
for mid-career professionals.
What is
The scholarships are awarded for selected Master courses at
German institutions of higher education listed below. The study
programmes will start in in September/October 2016. The courses
have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or
Prior to their study programmes all scholarship holders will receive a
6-months- German language course from April to September 2016.
The language courses take place at selected institutes in Germany
and not at the universities of the selected study programme. The
language course is compulsory also for those who will attend a
Master course taught in English. The scholarship holders will be
offered a special tutoring at their host institutions financed by DAAD.
Furthermore, there is the possibility to attend networking events.
DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The
scholarship also includes 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. DAAD2
scholarship holders are exempt from tuition fees.
The main DAAD criteria for selection are the following: the study
results so far, knowledge of English (and German), political and
social engagement, a convincing description of the subject-related
and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the
expected benefit when returning to the home country.
The latest university degree should have been obtained during the six
years prior to the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be
considered if they have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months
at the time of application.
All Master courses have further additional requirements that
must be fulfilled by the applicants in any case.
Application Applications have to be submitted in German or English. Please
indicate that you are applying for DAAD’s PPGG-programme
Please submit your applications for the selected Master courses and
for the DAAD scholarship to the respective universities only (not to
DAAD). The application period at all 8 universities lasts from June 1st
to July 31st
You are allowed to submit your application for up to three Master
courses listed below. Please fill in the DAAD application form only
once indicating the study courses in their order of priority. Please
send this same application form and the necessary documents listed
below to all three universities of your choice.
The necessary documents are:
• DAAD application form for research grants and study
scholarships ;
• Motivation letter containing a precise description of the
applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for
wishing to participate in the programme;
• Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field
of study and, if applicable, description of job experience;
• Copies of acquired university degrees (an explanation of the
grading system has to be attached)
• Copies of the transcript of records
• Copy of the school leaving certificate/High School diploma
which entitles holders to study at a university in their home
• Recent language certificates (German and English);
• Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or
current or former employers.
If you fail to follow the given procedures, you will be excluded
from the application process. DAAD cannot consider incomplete
The committee selecting the candidates at the end of 2015 consists
of professors responsible for the respective study programmes and of
representatives from DAAD. All applicants will be informed at the end
of the selection process – approx. in mid-December 2015.
Contact and
For more information, please contact the persons in charge listed
below at the respective university.
List of Master
courses in the
You can choose between the following Master courses (in
alphabetical order by university city):
1. Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: Master of Public Policy
(language of instruction: English, programme duration: 4
Please register for this course online at the Hertie School of
contact: Mr. Sigo Riemer
2. Universität Duisburg-Essen: Master of Development and
(language of instruction: English, programme duration: 2
contact: Mr. Christian Tischmeyer
3. Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of
Erfurt: Master of Public Policy (MPP)
(language of instruction: English , programme duration: 4
contact: Ms. Kathleen Leary
4. Leuphana Universität Lüneburg: Public Economics, Law and
Politics (PELP)
(language of instruction: English and German, programme
duration: 4 semester)
contact: Ms. Sarah Bich
5. Hochschule Osnabrück: Management in Non-Profit-
(language of instruction: German, programme duration: 4
contact: Mr. Heiko Reinert
6. Universität Osnabrück: Master of Democratic Governance and
Civil Society
(language of instruction: English and German, programme
duration: 4 semester)
contact: Mr. David Seaman
7. Universität Passau: Master of Governance and Public Policy
(language of instruction: English and German, programme
duration: 4 semester)
contact: Mr. Thomas Eibl
8. Universität Potsdam: Master of Public Management (MPM)
(language of instruction: English, programme duration: 2
contact: Ms. Stefanie Arndt
Please ensure that you meet all admission requirements of the
Master course of your choice.

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