PG students can apply for DAAD scholarships to study in Germany

  • HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2015 15:10 IST

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is ­inviting applications for master ­scholarships in public policy and good governance. It is worth 750 euros ( Rs. 52,000) per month.

The ­scholarship also includes health insurance in Germany. It grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research ­subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and/or family allowances. DAAD-scholarship holders are exempt from tuition fees.

Qualified graduates with a first university degree or ­equivalent (that have been obtained during the six years before applying the ­scholarship) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and ­economic ­development of their home countries are ­eligible to apply. The ­scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.

The scholarships are for ­two-year master courses (in some cases one-year courses). They are for eight selected ­public policy and good ­governance courses at ­prestigious German institutions of higher ­education. The ­following ­master courses can be undertaken at selected universities — Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: master of public policy; Universitat Duisburg-Essen: MA in ­development and ­governance; Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt: master of public ­policy; Leuphania Universitat Luneburg: public economics, law and politics; Hochschule Osnabruck: management in non-profit organisation; Universität of Osnabrück: master ­governing democratic and civil society; Univeristat Passau: governance and public policy - political sciences; Universitat Potsdam: public ­policy and management.

The courses are taught in both German and English.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is July 31. For more details, visit here .

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