Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the German Academic Exchange Program, is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. It was founded in 1925 by the German student Carl Joachim Friedrich, who was able to obtain 13 fellowships in the social sciences from the Institute of International Education for Germans to study in the United States. The DAAD, which was founded after World War II, currently awards more than 65,000 fellowships per year. Based in Bonn, with 14 international offices, the DAAD is the largest grantor of international academic mobility support in the world.
DAAD furthers the international aspects of German academic, cultural, and science policies and supports the international relations of German universities through:
Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, and Dance, which aim to provide students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography, and architecture an opportunity to complete a course of additional studies with¬out earning a formal degree at a German university or institution. Applicants should have a good command of German.
Study Scholarships, which provide applicants in all disciplines the opportunity for a year of independent study to complete postgraduate degree or master’s degree courses and obtain a degree at a German university. Preference is given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE), which give students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. Must be a current full-time student who has completed at least two years of a degree program in a major indicated above. No previous knowledge of German language is required. Details on other scholarship opportunities in Germany are available on the DAAD website.
Completed application and required documentation must be submitted to the New York DAAD Office by the following:
November 15, 2014
Application deadline for all Study Scholarships.
January 31, 2015
Application deadline for RISE.