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.
RISE professional gives undergraduate DAAD alumni, graduating seniors (fourth-year students in Canada), recent graduates, Master’s and PhD students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics (or other closely related fields) a unique opportunity to gain practical, career-building experience working in a German company for the summer.
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.