The Brandt School takes part in the Public Policy and Good Governance initiative led by the DAAD and the German Foreign Office.
The PPGG program aims at training young professionals and public leaders to implement transparent, efficient and democratic governance based on the rule of law and social justice. Future leaders from Africa, Latin-America, South-Asia, Southeast-Asia and the Middle-East are offered the chance to acquire a Master’s degree in programs of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home countries. For that purpose, the DAAD works together with eight selected universities offering suitable practice-oriented degree programs. Since the program’s start in 2009, the Brandt School has been the largest partner. Since 2009, 60 PPGG scholarship holders have been studying in the Master in Public Policy at the Brandt School. Information on how to apply for a PPGG scholarship for studying at the Brandt School may be found here.
In addition, the Brandt School hosts a specialized program on International Conflict Management with the DAAD. The concentration in conflict studies and management is part of the Brandt School’s research and teaching focus on International Conflict Management and comprises of a master's, doctorate and fellowship component. As part of its “Public Policy and Good Governance-Program” the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers five scholarships for students in the conflict management specialization track each year. For the 2013-2015 study period, five slots will be available for DAAD scholars and awarded upon meeting the Brandt School's general admission requirements.
From 2008 to 2011 the Brandt School hosted the Good Governance in Afghanistan program (GGA). The GGA supported a number of Afghan students each year to study the Master in Public Policy with the purpose of equipping these young adults for the challenges they will face in rebuilding the Afghan political systems when they return. Currently there are 22 Afghan students enrolled in Master of Public Policy. They attended special preparation courses before joining the MPP program. Fifteen young professionals have already completed the program and returned to Afghanistan to support the development of their country. From 2012 all Afghan applicants may apply directly to the MPP through the regular PPGG program.