March 31st, 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! 

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
DAAD Young Ambassadors Program

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

Call for Applications
DAAD Postdoctoral Fellows at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University

The academic year 2018/19 at SAIS will focus on “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.” Each Fellow will complete a research paper related to this during the period of residence. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

Meet us in NYC
Germany Grad Fair 2018

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for graduate opportunities in Germany? If so, then come join us for the Germany Grad Fair 2017. This fair will introduce you to a wid e range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields. Visit our website at the link below to RSVP.

Study Computing & HCI at a UNESCO World Heritage site!

Join this "Universities at a Glance" webinar April 11th at 1pm EDT to find out more about the Master‘s programs Computer Science for Digital Media and Human-Computer Interaction taught in English at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Start your career in Germany – Study humanities in English!

This upcoming "Universities at a Glance" webinar April 25th at 1pm will feature international humanities degrees in English at the Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University Alliance Ruhr universities.

Higher Education in Germany
Leibniz Research Award
Four DAAD Alumni Receive Leibniz Award

Germany's most prestigious research award, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award, was bestowed on four former DAAD scholarship holders: Jens Beckert (social sciences), Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (economics), Eicke Latz (immunology), and Heike Paul (American studies).

Job Opportunity
Program Officer DAAD/GCRI

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New York is seeking a full-time, in-house Program Officer. The initial contract will be issued for one year with the possibility of renewal. Learn more about the position requirements and benefits at the link below. Apply by March 31st.

Living in Germany
German Holidays
Brush up your German while learning about German holiday customs

German holiday customs vary from state to state. Depending on regional traditions, Easter, for example, may be celebrated with an Easter Egg Hunt, with decorations, or both. Click the link below for a short German lesson at the Alumniportal Deutschland.

Application Tip #37
Which are the best universities in Germany for my field of study?

Each year, the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) publishes Germany's most comprehensive ranking of higher education institutions. This is complemented by a research ranking published every fall to provide specific information on the research contribution of German higher education institutions. On the  CHE website,  you can find out which top-ranked German universities are in every subject area.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...that over 200 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced in Germany every spring? Not all of it is consumed in Germany though, much is exported to other countries, such as the US.


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Editorial Details

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

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