Bilateral Exchange of Academics

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Hardly any research project these days is conducted behind closed laboratory doors. Cooperation with other academics is more important than ever – including with colleagues abroad. The “Bilateral Exchange of Academics” programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports reciprocal exchange between scientists and academics from partner countries.

Logo of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • They must come from abroad
  • They should hold a doctoral degree
  • They should work at a university or research institute in their home country
  • At the same time, a German academic must apply for a research posting in the respective partner country

Research in Germany

The DAAD programme provides scholarship holders with financial support so that they can spend a period of time researching at universities or non-university research institutions in Germany. Depending on their qualifications, they receive up to 2,150 euros per month. Funding is provided for a period of between 14 days and three months.

Application requirements:

The application details vary from country to country. Information about the requirements for specific countries can be found in the DAAD scholarship database under “Application requirements”: > Finding Scholarships