In This Issue:

Call for Applications - Join the Germany Today Tour!

European Career Fair in Boston, Feb 25-27

Save the Date - Germany Grad Fair 2017 in Spring

Higher Education Initiatives for Refugees in Germany

Webinar: International Master’s Programs in Economics at the University of Konstanz



February 21, 2017

Call for Applications - Join the Germany Today Tour!

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Higher education representatives and administrators are invited to apply to tour Germany and gain an in-depth understanding of Germany's Excellence Strategy and Cluster policy in higher ed. The tour will introduce the participants to these funding lines in order to impart the underlying concept, the results so far, as well as the challenges and pitfalls. Opportunities for international partners, internationalization strategies, and the potential for co-operation between German and North American institutions will also be a strong focus of the tour in 2017. To learn more about the program and the application process please see the program website.
Applications must be received by Friday, March 17, 2017 in order to be considered.

Advertisement: Combined M.Sc. Economic Research/Doctoral Program - Call for Applicants

The Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) offers a two-stage graduate program that combines demanding course work with early individual research. Students in the top 10% with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or related fields are encouraged to apply. Language of instruction is English. Grants are available. BGSE alumni have excellent career prospects in academia and beyond.
Visit for details. Application deadlines: for the early admission round February 10, 2017 and afterwards until March 31, 2017.

European Career Fair in Boston, Feb 25-27

The European Career Fair in Boston (ECF) is the largest recruiting event in the United States for European companies and research institutions. It is the ideal place to discover new opportunities for your research career. The “Research in Germany” initiative invites students currently pursuing or planning to pursue a graduate and post-graduate career, and other researchers and scientists to meet representatives of more than 30 German universities and research institutions to discover what they have to offer. The 21st annual ECF takes place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from February 25-27, 2017 in Boston, USA. German higher education representatives will be offering a special information session, with expert advisers and consultants from Germany. Visit our website to RSVP and learn more about the ECF and the info sessions.

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Save the Date - Germany Grad Fair 2017 in Spring in New York

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 in New York in the Spring. 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 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.

Higher Education Initiatives for Refugees in Germany

DAAD has been developing various programs in collaboration with universities and partner organisations to promote the integration of refugees at German universities. The overarching goal is to strengthen the potential of academically qualified refugees and provide them with access to higher education in Germany. More than half of the refugees arriving in Germany are younger than 25 – in other words, an age when education is most needed. With funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), DAAD has developed a set of targeted measures to enable universities to offer those who wish to study and possess sufficient academic qualification access to higher education.

Approximately 100 million euros in funding will be available in the coming years, 27 million euros of which is earmarked for projects in 2016. With funding from the BMBF, DAAD has developed an extensive package of long-term measures. This website gives an overview of the measures implemented according to these three pillars.

In addition to the overarching measures developed by the German government, DAAD, and the universities, many individuals on campus - from students to professors - are volunteering their time to assist refugees in navigating higher education in Germany.

NPR/WEMU recently portrayed a German professor as an example of how members of academe in Germany are taking the initiative and doing what they can to help. Listen to the report or read the article summarizing the interview here.

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Webinar: International Master’s Programs in Economics at the University of Konstanz

February 28, 1:00pm EST

DAAD North America launched a free series of webinars presenting funding opportunities to Germany and the programs offered by individual German universities. In this webinar, learn more about studying in Konstanz and get an overview of three international Master’s programs in Economics, Political Economy and Social and Economic Data Analysis.

Learn more about the programs at

For more information on the webinar and to register for free: •
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