January 12th, 2019
News from DAAD USA
Stay up to date on DAAD's activities in the US - from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 
Important Dates

An Invitation
DAAD Literary Evening and Annual Reception

Please join us for  Belonging : a literary evening and discussion featuring DAAD alumna Nora Krug and Villard Professor Emeritus Andreas Huyssen on Thursday, January 17th . The reading will be followed by the DAAD annual reception. Please register by January 14th here. 

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
Learn German in Germany

DAAD offers grants to faculty members in all academic fields (except German Studies, German Language and Literature, and German Translation and Interpretation) to attend intensive language courses at various Goethe-Institut locations in Germany. Four-week courses are offered year-round.  Apply by January 31st.

Call for Applications
Group Study Visit

DAAD offers financial support for subject-related academic information visits to Germany organized by faculty members for groups of students. Group Study Visit grants are intended to encourage contact with academic institutions, groups and individuals in Germany, and offer insight into current issues in the academic, scientific, economic, political and cultural realms.   Apply by February 1st.

Studying in Germany
A Virtual Journey to Your Study Destination in Germany
Welcome to the Student Journey

Germany is becoming an increasingly competitive destination for students pursuing a university degree. Study in Germany has created a virtual journey to chronicle the process, including how to prepare for your next international academic opportunity and what requirements you will have to meet.

Living in Germany
Travel Plans
Germany's 10 Best Castles

Thinking of what to add to your travel to-do list in Germany? Considering the vast number of castles in Germany, it might be hard to pick which ones should make the cut, but you can find a good place to start here !

Centennial Celebrations
100 Years of Bauhaus

Bauhaus, celebrating its centennial this year, began as a school and became a movement that continues to impact architecture and design today. Learn some essential facts about Bauhaus here .

Study in Germany
Studying in Germany with a US High School Diploma

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Germany? Most universities have their international candidates apply via uni-assist e.V., the University Application Service for International Students. Join our webinar on February 13th for in-depth and first-hand information from uni-assist e.V. representatives.

Missed out on a webinar? You can find all past webinar presentations and recordings in our archive here .
Application Tip #70
Must I speak German fluently to study in Germany?

Not necessarily. The  International Degree Programs  at German universities let you take German language courses parallel to the degree course itself, because these degree courses are partly or even completely instructed in English.

Fun Fact
Did you know...

... that the German Chocolate Cake is actually named after its creator, Sam German, and has no direct connection with Germany?

DFG Graduate School „Aesthetic Practice”, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

As of April 1st, 2019 , within the framework of the newly approved DFG “Aesthetic Practice” Graduate School (2477) at the Department of Cultural Studies & Aesthetic Communication, 9 doctoral positions and 1 post-doctoral position are to be filled. Application closing date: February 15th, 2019. The Graduate School is funded by the DFG with federal and state funding. 

This announcement has been prepared by:

DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Fax: (212) 755-5780
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Jessica von Tresckow, Peter R. Kerrigan, Editors
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