January 26th, 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! 
An Invitation
A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

On February 2nd, the Brooklyn Public Library will host a  Night of Philosophy and Ideas featuring top philosophers from around the world. Three DAAD visiting professors will participate , courtesy of DWIH . No registration is necessary for this free event.

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Last 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.

Last 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.

Job Opportunities
Job Opportunity
Campus OWL: Director of Liaison Office in New York

Campus OWL is a network of five higher education institutions in East Westphalia-Lippe that will be opening a Liaison Office in New York – closely linked to the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) and DAAD – to promote German-North American higher education cooperation. Apply by February 5th .

Learning German
German Idioms

Every language has idioms or sayings that don't really make much sense when translated directly into other languages. Comparing an idiom with its word-for-word translation in another language can still be entertaining. Here are some German idioms not to be taken too literally!
Artificial Intelligence
Technology Meets Education
Facebook Endows AI Ethics Institute at TUM

Facebook, Inc. is funding an Institute dedicated to the ethics of artificial intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, the first institute of its kind. Facebook is already delving into the AI realm, but especially in light of recent events, is devoting time and money to investigate the consequences of these technological innovations.

Living in Germany
Travel Plans
Most Beautiful Railway Stations in Europe

Planning to travel across Europe via train? If possible, stop at one of these stunning railway stations! Leipzig makes the top 10 with spacious hallways and a wide variety of shops that even open on a Sunday!

Winter is Coming
Bundle up!

The US is not the only country to be hit with winter weather of late. Temperatures dipped below freezing on both sides of the Atlantic, so be sure to bundle up and wait patiently for warmer spring weather!

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 #71
Are scholarships available for online courses?

No, DAAD will not support your studies if you enroll in an online program at a German university. To find programs to attend in person, click the link below.

Fun Fact
Did you know...

... that the oldest-known musical instruments in the world were found in a cave in southern Germany?


Truly international – Study at ESB Business School!

You want to study in a truly international setting in Germany, Europe’s strongest economy? Come to ESB Business School! We offer top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and executive programmes in business management and business engineering (German and/or English), providing a strong network of partner companies and international partner universities

Learn more here.
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