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DAAD offers aid for programmes relevant to political, economic, and social growths

education Updated: Mar 02, 2011 09:56 IST
Horizons Correspondent

The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, is offering scholarships for masters degrees in public policy, good governance (PPGG), international relations, public management, public administration and civil society.

Especially targeted at “very good” graduates from south Asia, southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, the programmes are in disciplines “that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home country”.

The scholarship covers tuition, other administrative expenses at the university, air fare, a monthly stipend of €750, a study-research subsidy, and health insurance plus a fully-paid German language course, which comes with funding for tuition fees, boarding and lodging and a pocket allowance.

The internationally-oriented programmes include:
. Master of public policy at the state-recognised Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. The two-year English
language programme’s focus is on “good governance in the 21st century”.

Master of democratic governance and civil society at the University of Osnabruck’s department of social sciences.
. Master of public policy (MPP) at the University of Erfurt’s Willy Brandt School of Public Policy.
. Master of development and governance at the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Institute of Political Science.
Learners can opt for two of three courses on African politics, European politics and Asian politics.
. MA in public economics, law and politics at the Leuphana University of Luneburg’s Leuphana Graduate School.

This programme is taught mainly in German with some classes in English.
. Master of governance and public policy at the University of Passau’s department of governance and historical
studies. The university also provides access to an international network through participation in the annual World
Model United Nations conference as a Passau delegate.

Master of management in non-profit organisations at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck’s faculty of
business management and social sciences.

Master in public policy and management (PPM) at the University of Potsdam's faculty of economics and social
sciences. The mid-career 12-month full-time programme, taught in English, spans the faculty of economics and
social sciences and its Potsdam Centre for Policy and Management at the university.

From October 2011, the MPM programme is going to include a new study stream, “GeoGoverna-nce”, aimed at making students focus also on handling risks from natural disasters and climate change.

The application window opens in June/July and the closing date is August 15.
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