DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 67,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a private, publicly funded, self governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty, but also for administrators and others in the higher education realm. Based in Bonn, DAAD now plays important roles in furthering the international aspects of German academic, cultural, and science policies; supporting the international relations of German colleges and universities through international exchange and programs; and maintaining a worldwide network of offices, guest professors, and alumni who offer information and assistance on a local level.
Scholarships are available for a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses taught in German at German universities, which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive advanced language learning as well as extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Please refer to www.daad.de/sommerkurse for details on current course offerings.
German Studies Research Grants are awarded to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grants may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany.
The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of contemporary German affairs from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.