Master´s Scholarships in Peace and Security Studies

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Master´s Scholarships in Peace and Security Studies; A number of € 1000 a month Master´s Scholarships in Peace and Security Studies are available in Germany.

The postgraduate course "Master of Peace and Security Policy Studies" (M.P.S.) is conducted by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH) and other scientific institutions and partners of the network" Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik" (KoFrieS).

The M. P. S.-course is meant as a combination of "hands on" and classroom-based learning.

The course aims at introducing highly qualified humanities and sciences graduates from German or foreign universities as well as academically qualified, experienced practitioners to problems of peace- and security-policy and to fundamental issues relating their practical application.

A profound preparation in order to work in peace-studies research and teaching or in practical work for national and international organisations, administrations, associations, and businesses (e. g. in the fields of peace-keeping, monitoring, verification, development aid, mediation, arbitration, conversion, administration).

We expect from you

  • Interest in the fields of peace studies or peace- and security-policy.
  • 240 points ECTS (usually a four-year course in no matter what discipline) and you must have achieved an honours degree at a German or foreign university.
  • Preferred professional interest and scientific or practical experience in fields related to problems of peace and international security.
  • Sufficient knowledge of English and German. Students may choose whether to complete coursework and examinations, including their master´s thesis, in English or German. Concerning German language skills, the German Language
  • Examination for Foreign Students´ Admission to University (Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studierender) (DSH), the examination German as a Foreign Language, or any examination of equal value are accepted.
  • Concerning English language skills, the TOEFL (230 points/ 570 paper-based) (, the IELTS (5.5), the Advanced C, or any examination of equal value are accepted.

    Only applicants who are German or English native speakers are not required to prove their skills in their native language.

    The DSF grants a total of 7 scholarships of € 1000,- each per month.

    The Admissions Committee decides about who will receive a scholarship.

    There will be no distinctions between German and foreign applicants.

    Interest in a scholarship should be mentioned in the letter of application.

    Additionally, applicants already holding a scholarship (e. g. a GAES scholarship, see may apply.

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