January 27th, 2018
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

 Upcoming Application Deadlines

January 31st: Learn German in Germany

DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Call for Applications
Undergraduate Scholarship

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply to fund study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year. Apply by Jan 31st, 2018.

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 Jan 31st, 2018.

Call for Applications
Germany Today Tour, June 17th-23rd, 2018

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada to join us for our “Germany Today” Information Tour 2018 on " Getting to know Germany’s Universities of Applied Sciences:Applied Research, Career- Focused Training, and International Outlook." Apply by March 2nd, 2018.

Webinar, Wed, January 31st
DAAD Webinar for Advisors

This upcoming webinar will provide advisors with online and offline resources about studying in Germany and funding opportunities for undergraduates and graduates. DAAD staff will give you a tour of our website and point out relevant pages you can share with your students. There will be plenty of time at the end to ask questions.

Information and Networking Session, February 22nd
Research Group Leader Positions in Germany, NYC

Germany is one of the best destinations for cutting-edge scientific research. Join our partners at the German House in New York for a panel discussion on the various funding opportunities and programs to foster research careers in Germany.

Higher Education in Germany
German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)
Media and Operations Intern Wanted

The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks a media and operations intern for a minimum of 6 months .
This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Apply by February 15th, start date is April 3, 2018.

Finding the right university
German University Rankings

There are several university rankings that you can use to determine which German university is the best for your intended studies. Search by program type, field of study, or location. Click the link below to learn more about CHE University Ranking, U-Multirank and CTWS Leiden.

Living in Germany
German Quirks
What you need to know about Germans

Germans have several quirks that may seem odd to an international visitor. For example, while Sunday may seem like the perfect day to run errands, shops are generally closed in Germany. Also, neighbors will be upset if you mow your lawn or tackle any other noise-intensive items on your to-do list - disrupting their Ruhetag or "resting day." Click the link below for further German peculiarities.

Application Tip #29
Will DAAD make housing arrangements for me as an Undergraduate Scholarship recipient?

No, DAAD scholarship holders are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Most German universities have student housing available. Check with the international office at your future German university for more information.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

... Germany is a popular destination for winter sports? The highest mountain in Germany is the Zugspitze at 2,962 meters (over 9,700 feet). No matter if you are a fan of cross-country or downhill skiing - Germany's slopes offer something for everyone.


RWTH Business School Aachen
Designed for professionals with a STEM Background, the MME-TIME provides you with the skills and tools needed to succeed in the digitized economy. The program is delivered in partnership with Cambridge Digital Innovation at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and can be studied on-campus or completely online. Apply until 25 January 2018 to benefit from our 10% Early Bird discount.

Editorial Details

Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors

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