Helmut Schmidt Program

Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance

Helmut Schmidt Program (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance)

Since 2009, the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme (formerly known as “Public Policy and Good Governance Programme”) has been supporting future leaders from Africa, Latin America, the Middle-East, and South- and Southeast-Asia 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. University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück admits up to ten scholars every winter semester to the Master’s programme “Management in Nonprofit-Organisations”.

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme scholarships are being provided for the following countries:
List of countries

Important information: The Master's programme will be switched to English for the winter semester 2024/25. For your application you need an English B2 certificate.

The application period for the 2024/2025 Intake has ended.
The application period for the 2025/2026 Intake will take place between 1st June and 31st July 2024.

You can get to the online application portal here.

For questions contact: ppgg@hs-osnabrueck.de

Further information on the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme is available on the DAAD website.

The Scholars

Here you will have the chance to meet some of the former and all the current scholarship holders and get in contact with them.

Until now we gratefully welcomed scholars from the following countries:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.


Programme coordinator:

Vivienne Martinuzzi
Room: CJ 0202
Phone: +49 541 969-3239
E-Mail: ppgg@hs-osnabrueck.de
Office hours: Mon, Tue, Fri