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Calls for Application - Apply now!

Upcoming Events

Our Questions - Your Answers! Newsletter Survey

Annual Contest: The Life of Martin Luther

Institute of International Education launches new web platform


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April 1st, 2017

Calls for Application - Apply now!

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Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Become a Young Ambassador!
DAAD is currently accepting applications or nominations for the 2017-18 Young Ambassadors Program. It is an exciting program 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 with the help of DAAD and in close cooperation with their universities’ international and study abroad offices. Please visit our website for more info on eligibilty criteria and application modalities. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.

DAAD Short-Term Research Grant
Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for 1-6 months to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs).See our website for details on the application. Please note that the deadline has changed and that applications are due by May 1st.

Deadline: May 15th, 2017
Research Stays and Re-Invitation Grants
DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network. Grants are awarded for research and work projects and cannot be used for travel only. Please find details on the application here.

Upcoming Events

April 5th, 1-2pm EDT, New York
Webinar: Pursue an International Degree at Brandenburg University of Technology
In this webinar, learn more about studying at the BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg and pursuing an international Bachelor's or Master's at Brandenburg's second largest university. It combines outstanding international research with future-oriented teaching. Register for free now!

April 20th, 7:30pm EDT, New York
Sound Understanding Concert

Sound Understanding is DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association's annual concert showcasing the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows are selected in a national competition among the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges. Register for your free ticket now!

April 28th, 4-7pm EDT, New York
Germany Grad Fair 2017
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for graduate opportunities in Germany? Or are you a career services professional looking to expand your knowledge on what Germany has to offer as a study abroad and research destination? If so, then come join us for the Germany Grad Fair 2017. Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and a unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields. Visit our website to RSVP and learn more about participating organizations, topics covered, and the opportunity to chat with US-alumni of German universities.

Save the Date: September 14th, 2017, New York
Falling Walls Lab New York is an exciting forum for scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs to present their ideas in 3 minutes with the chance to win a travel grant to participate in the Falling Walls Finale in Berlin on November 8, 2017. Participation is open to bachelor's and master's students, PhD candidates, as well as postdocs, junior researchers from all disciplines and entrepreneurs. Please click here for application details.

Our Questions, Your Answers! - Newsletter Survey

How are we doing? We strive to provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant content every week - from scholarship and grant applications to events and all things higher education in Germany. Are we achieving this goal? Please help us by completing this short survey. We would love to hear your comments, wishes, and feedback! Every person who completes this survey will have the chance to win an American Express gift certificate! Thank you!

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The 2017 Annual DAAD Contest : The Life of Martin Luther

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, the theme of the 2017 DAAD Annual Contest will be the major life events of this great theologian and critical thinker, whose writings sent shock waves throughout religious institutions of 16th century Europe. The contest challenge consists of completing a timed 15-question quiz on the biography of this founding father of the Protestant Reformation. Please note, that you will be scored for both accuracy and speed and that questions must be answered in the order in which they appear. Finally, good luck and have fun testing your Luther-IQ!

Only full-time students currently enrolled in a degree program at a North American college or university are eligible to participate. See official rules.

The first prize is a free round-trip airfare to Germany.
The second-prize is a GoPro Hero Camera.
The third-prize is a $50 gift card toward a book on Martin Luther.

The deadline for this contest will be Tuesday, April 18th, a significant date in Martin Luther’s life.
Play the quiz and find out why!

The results will be announced in early June.

Institute of International Education (IIE) launches New Web Platform

DAAD Partner Organization, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched an online clearinghouse to connect displaced students with opportunities to continue their education in safety around the world. With support of eight international organizations, the new IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE-PEER) currently offers more than 600 scholarships, language learning and online courses in numerous countries for college and graduate students whose access to education has been cut off by crises in their home countries. Learn more here.

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