June 8, 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! 
News from DAAD Bonn
Annual Report
DAAD Annual Report 2018

According to the 2018 Annual Report, DAAD supported over 145,000 students and researchers, an increase of 4%. North America remains one of the most important destinations for DAAD scholars and researchers from Germany and Germany in turn receives a large number of North American candidates.

OECD Indicators of Talent Attractiveness
Germany as a Destination for Talent

The OECD released the results of the first edition of the OECD Indicators of Talent Attractiveness , which seeks to measure the how attractive countries are for three categories of highly qualified international candidates. Germany is ranked third in attractiveness for university students among the 36 OECD member countries, highlighting the appeal of Germany as a destination for international students. .

Angela Merkel Gives Commencement Speech at Harvard
Transatlantic Ties
Harvard Welcomes Chancellor Merkel

Last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University, sharing the experiences that led her to where she is today and encouraging the newly minted graduates to be cautious and thoughtful as they break down the barriers that confine them. Chancellor Merkel is the fourth German head of state to hold a commencement speech in the United States.

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunity
Heidelberg University Association: Executive Director

Heidelberg University Association invites applications and nominations for the position of its Executive Director in New York. Heidelberg University Association is a non-profit organization that serves as Liaison Office for Heidelberg University, Germany. For more information and application instructions, visit our website here .
In Profile
DAAD Network
Mee t DAAD Study Scholarship Alumnus David Rice

David Rice is a writer and animator based in New York, who spent a year studying in Berlin with the support of a DAAD Study Scholarship grant. He published his first novel, A Room in Dodge City, when we first interviewed him in 2017 , and his second, Angel House, is out now.

Research Careers in Germany

Interested in a research career in Germany? Join the "Research in Germany" webinar series for first-hand information on research and funding possibilities for PhD candidates and postdocs. Webinars take place daily between June 24th and 27th at 2pm (CEST) and feature contributions from experts affiliated with German research institutions and companies . For more information and to register, please click   here .
Study in Germany
Webinar Archive

Missed out on a webinar? You can find all past webinar presentations and recordings in our archive here .
Application Tip #89
Is the academic calendar the same in Germany and North America?

No. Typically, Germany operates on a Winter/Summer semester cycle, while the US operates on a Fall/Spring semester cycle.
The official semester dates are
Winter Semester:
October 1st - March 31st
Summer Semester:
April 1st - September 30th
However, these time frames may vary from state to state and from institution to institution.

Fun Fact
Did you know...

that this weekend, Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) will take place in Berlin? More than 1.5 million visitors will enjoy this open-air festival celebrating diversity and multiculturalism with food, drinks, music, and a parade.

The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships every year to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA – irrespective of their field of work. Recipients use the fellowship to conduct together with their German host an d mentor a socially-relevant project that they have developed themselves.
Deadline: 15 September  

Learn more  here.
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Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Jessica von Tresckow, Peter R. Kerrigan, Editors
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