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. As one of only eight institutions of higher learning in Germany, the University of Passau has been a proud member of the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme network since 2010.
The Helmut-Schmidt-Programme in general is under the supervision of the German Academic Exchange Service in Bonn, Germany (www.daad.de/ppgg). The host institution of the programme at the University of Passau is the Chair of Political Science, held by Prof. Dr Winand Gellner who is also head of the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme. Other team members are Mr Thomas Eibl (programme coordinator) and Ms Aniane Semeraro (programme assistant). Moreover, the Passau Helmut-Schmidt-Programme team is completed by assistant lecturers and supportive staff, e. g. at the Examination Office and the International Office of our university.
If there are more programme-related questions, for example on the financial aspects of your scholarship, please visit the scholarship database of DAAD where you can also find the full text of the scholarship announcement for the 2021/2022 academic session as soon as it gets officially announced. For any inquiries regarding studying in Passau as a prospective scholarship holder, you are free to get in touch with the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme host institution at the University of Passau, the Chair of Political Science, by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.