Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Funded by

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

In brief

The programme supports research stays within the framework of bilateral exchange agreements of researchers and scientists between Germany and its partner countries.

Who can apply?

International researchers who

  • should generally hold a doctorate
  • work in a higher education institution or a research institute in their home country
  • have good academic achievement and, if applicable, publications
  • have a convincing and well-planned research project

Further requirements

  • The dates and purpose of the stay must be agreed in advance with the academic host institute in Germany. Applicants require a written acknowledgment from the host confirming the availability of a work place.
  • Funding is only available when German researchers also apply for a research fellowship at the same time.
  • In general, the costs of the outward and return journey are borne by the respective sending country.
  • The programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. For country-specific information please check the programme website (see link below).

Type and extent of funding

Fellowship of 2,000 to 2,150 euros per month, depending on academic status.


2 weeks to 3 months.


Applications must be submitted online through the DAAD portal. You can access the application portal through the scholarship database. Some documents need to be sent separately by post. The application details vary from country to country. For country-specific information on addresses and deadlines please check the programme website.

DAAD Funding Programmes

DAAD Funding Programmes

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)