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DAAD Public Policy and Good Governance Master Scholarship- Announcement 2011

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. The programme offers very good graduates with a first university degree the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions. In addition, the training at German institutions of higher education should especially qualify the scholarship holders as partners in political and economic cooperation 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.
Very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future 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.
The scholarships are for Master courses at a German institution of higher education. The successful candidates will study on one of the selected Master courses listed below. The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or English.
The scholarship holders will study in groups and be offered special tutoring at their host institutions. Furthermore, there is the possibility of networking events for participants in different courses and their attendance at tailor-made summer-schools.
Before taking up their Master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on German courses in Germany for normally 6 months (this also applies to scholarship holders in Master courses taught in English).
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 as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st July 2011

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Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy, Thailand

The Nippon Foundation will provide full fellowships including tuitions, books, required assistive technology and other support services, to a small group of individuals with disabilities to pursue graduate studies (Master’s level) in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIPD), beginning in August 2011 at the recently establishment Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN region. This program will be offered entirely online, with the exception of a two-week residency held at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand July 18th-29th.

The aim of the IDPP is to serve as a regional resource to both public and private sectors. The institute will develop a cadre of leaders who will work to foster public policies consistent with the overall vision of the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community. That is an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based region where people who are disabled are leaders in the determination of their own destinies.The IDPP fellowship committee is currently recruiting a small number of candidates who have
1) Hearing Impairments, 2) Vision Impairments, or 3) Mobility Impairments, to serve as a human resource cadre to the IDPP and conduct research on disability and public policy in the ASEAN region.

Scholarship Application Deadline:June 10, 2011.

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DRD Scholarships for the PhD for Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa: Governance, Public Policy, Public Management or Development Studies

Applicants should have an excellent academic record in the field they are applying for, or in a related field of study. Only students with an average upper second or first class grade for their previous degree(s) will be considered. For more information regarding scholarships see the scholarship section of our website ( or if you experience problems write
Please submit
• a letter of application,
• the DAAD application form (available for download from the scholarship section),
• a CV,
• an academic transcript from your last university,
• certified copies of all academic certificates
• two academic references, to be submitted separately by the referee, and clearly indicating
your name
• a research proposal
Please submit scholarship applications electronically to with relevant documents as scanned pdf attachments, or in hard copy to Ina Conradie, Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Belville 7535, Cape
Town, South Africa. Please also notify us by e-mail if you submit a hard copy by mail, as mail can sometimes be slow and unreliable. It is much safer to submit by email. If you send a hard copy, please allow about 6 – 8 weeks for it to reach us. Please make sure that your application is complete, as no incomplete submissions will be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1st of August 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application