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 well 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 2015, the DAAD provided funding for more than 75,400 German and 51,600 foreign scholars around the world.

  • Since it was refounded in 1950, 890,000 international students and researchers have come to Germany with support from the DAAD. During the same period, the DAAD has enabled 1,245,000 Germans to complete a stay abroad (2015).

  • A global network of 15 offices, 466 lectureships and 56 information centres is responsible for promoting international exchange, building contacts and providing advice.

  • The DAAD budget is 471 million euros (2015).

Budget

The DAAD budget (2015: 471 million euros) derives largely from federal funds provided by various ministries. The following ministries contribute to its budget:

  • Federal Foreign Office (AA) (39%)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (23%)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (10%)

The rest of the budget comes from the European Union (EU) (18%) and others (10%).

Contact

Firm

German Academic Exchange Service

Address

Kennedyallee 50

53175 Bonn

Germany

Telephone

work Phone
+49 228 882-0

URL

Website
www.daad.de

Funding Programmes:

Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

International PhD students can realise a doctoral project (individually or in a structured programme) at a state or state-recognised German university or non-university research institution. More Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

The aim of this programme is to support doctoral degrees at the home university with integrated research phases in Germany. More Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

International doctoral candidates and young scholars or researchers can realise a research or training project at a state or state-recognised German university or non-university research institution. More Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

RISE Professional internships with German companies

RISE Professional internships with German companies

Recent graduates and Master and PhD students of natural sciences and engineering from the USA or Canada can gain serious practical experience in a German company during the summer. More RISE Professional internships with German companies

Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Outstanding doctoral students, scientists and researchers can complete a doctorate or conduct special research at an institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). More Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

The programme supports research and study visits up to three months within the framework of the bilateral exchange of scientists and scholars. More Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Outstanding, recently-qualified international junior researchers can conduct special research at one of the institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany. More Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

This programme is aimed at former recipients of DAAD research or study scholarships or former GDR scholarship holders. Funding is provided for research and work projects at a state-run or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute. More Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

International university teachers and researchers can conduct a short-term research stay at a state-run or state-recognised university or non-university research institute in Germany. More Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Visiting Professorships

Visiting Professorships

Scholars who are interested in a teaching position at a German higher education institution can receive up to two years of support from this programme. Applications must be submitted by the host institution. www.daad.org > DAAD Visiting Professorships Visiting Professorships