July 29th, 2017
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

September 21st, 2017, Washington, D.C.: European Research Day
October 10th, 2017, San Francisco: Career Day
October 13th, 2017, New York: Career Day

Upcoming Application Deadlines

November 4th: Research Grants 
January 15, 2018: RISE Germany (opens Nov 1st)

DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Call for Applications
Study Scholarships - Graduate Studies

Study Scholarships are offered for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.


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Call for Applications
Research Grants

Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master's degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

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Events
Alumniportal Deutschland
Contest Winners Announced

Two months ago, Alumniportal Deutschland launched the 2017 Hands-On Project “Teaching the Global Goals”. The challenge was to develop information or education materials to raise awareness for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From among 17 international teams that applied from all over the world, the winners have been chosen! Congratulations!


Take your Career to the Next Level
Career Day New York, Oct 13th, 2017

Together with the Goethe Institut in New York, we are once again organizing a Career Booster Day for high school and college students. Representatives of DAAD, German business, universities and foundations will inform about study and career opportunities with German and in Germany.

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Higher Education in Germany
Prepare for your stay
German Language Skills

German is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Some 185 million people worldwide speak German. You can still study in Germany even if you don’t know German, but some knowledge of the language make life a lot easier and help you immerse yourself in the country. There are many ways to learn German prior to your stay or while out there.  
Living in Germany
First Steps
On Arrival - What to do next

Once you arrive in Germany, you will have to take care of a couple of formalities, such as enrolling at your university, registering at the local Resident Registration Office, and of course finding an apartment. We have compiled a list to help you navigate these requirements once you arrive.
In Profile
DAAD Staff Member
Hanni Geist

Hanni Geist is the DAAD representative in San Francisco responsible for marketing activities in the Western region of the US. For the past 8 years, she has worked with students, faculty and administrators in her position with the FU-BEST study abroad program in Berlin, as a German instructor at Arizona State University, and now at DAAD in San Francisco.


Fun Fact
Did you know that Texas has its own German Dialect?

Over 150 years ago, German settlers in Texas brought their language to the region. Learn how it has survived until today.

Application Tip #6
Can I apply for the Study Scholarship or Research Grant if I am not a US Citizen?


Yes, if you are a permanent resident of the US. Further, you must fulfill certain requirements. Click below to learn more.

Editorial Details

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

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