German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) is the organisation of German universities and their student bodies devoted to internationalising the academic and scientific research system. DAAD scholarship programmes enable students, researchers and teaching staff to take advantage of the best study and research opportunities available. The DAAD promotes transnational cooperation and university partnerships, and is the German national agency for EU higher education cooperation. Consequently, the DAAD supports Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy goals, national scientific policies and development cooperation efforts and fosters the internationalisation of German higher education institutions. In addition to overseeing the International DAAD Academy, the DAAD operates a network of 71 branch offices and information centres worldwide. Since it was established in 1925, the DAAD has supported over 2 million scholars in Germany and throughout the world.

Facts and Figures

  • The DAAD maintains a head office in Bonn and a capital city office in Berlin

  • In 2014, the DAAD provided funding for more than 121,000 German and foreign scholars around the world
    Since 1950, 860,000 international students and researchers have come to Germany with support from the DAAD. During the same period, the DAAD has enabled 1,175,000 Germans to complete a stay abroad (2014)

  • A global network of 15 offices, 487 lectureships and 56 information centres is responsible for promoting international exchange, building contacts and providing advice

  • The DAAD budget is 441 million euros (2014)

Budget

The DAAD budget (2014: 441 million euros) derives largely from federal funds provided by various ministries – above all, the Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – as well as from the European Union (EU) and companies, organisations and foreign governments.

Contact

Firm

German Academic Exchange Service

Address

Kennedyallee 50

53175 Bonn

Germany

Telephone

work Phone
+49 228 882-0

URL

Website
www.daad.de
DAAD: Funding for PhD Students

DAAD: Funding for PhD Students

The DAAD offers PhD students funding for a research stay in Germany within the framework of their doctoral studies. More DAAD: Funding for PhD Students

DAAD: Funding for Junior Researchers and Postdocs

DAAD: Funding for Junior Researchers and Postdocs

The DAAD offers various programmes and scholarships to enable postdoctoral researchers to realise a research project in Germany. More DAAD: Funding for Junior Researchers and Postdocs

DAAD: Funding for Senior Researchers and Teaching Staff

DAAD: Funding for Senior Researchers and Teaching Staff

The DAAD also offers various programmes and funding opportunities to enable established researchers to realise a research project in Germany. More DAAD: Funding for Senior Researchers and Teaching Staff