August 4th, 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
EMGIP Bundestag Internship

EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the  Bundestag . The internships are two months long and student interests are matched with the position.  Application by September 15, 2018.

Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)

This funding program addresses postdocs of all nationalities, who see their future career in Germany, but who first wish to spend some time researching abroad. Funding is provided for 18 months, of which 12 have to be spent abroad and 6 at a German university.  Apply by August 31st, 2018. 

Job Opportunities
Internship Opportunity
IT Internship Network Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. We are seeking  Information Technology majors  who are nearing the end of their studies   or  IT-graduate students . The internship will take place in New York City. Apply by August 15th.


Job Opportunity
Director of Liaison Office New York City

The UAS7 consortium of seven leading universities of applied sciences in Germany operates a Liaison Office in New York (closely linked to the German Academic Exchange Service / DAAD) to promote German-American educational cooperation. The consortium is searching for a new Director of the New York office (full-time).


In Profile
DAAD Alumna
Stephani Richards-Wilson

Dr. Richards-Wilson is the Director of Graduate Business Programs at Alverno College where she holds a tenure-track faculty position. She has been awarded several fellowships including two from DAAD, one of which was a fellowship to present on Willi Graf, a German resistance fighter during the Nazi-Regime, at the Goethe Institute in Paris, France in 2011.

Higher Education in Germany
Study in Germany
Number of international students and faculty on the rise

Germany is an attractive destination for students and researchers alike. Over 359,000 international students came to Germany in 2017. For researchers, this is an increase of 84% since 2007. German officials credit this success to the country's continued investment in higher education, innovation, and international networks.

German Culture
Popular Destination
Is Germany the right choice for you?

Over 12% of students at German universities are from abroad. With its high-quality education, Germany's degrees are respected and recognized worldwide by employers and academe alike. Learn about the top reasons of international students for studying in Germany and whether Germany might be the right choice for you as well.


Application Tip #52
I am starting my Master's in Germany in October of 2018. Can I still apply for the Study Scholarship?

Yes, absolutely. However, the funding period will not begin until October 2019. This means you can apply for funding for the 2nd year of a Master's program. Funding for the academic year 2018/2019 is no longer available.

Fun Fact
Did you know that... can study Frisian Philology in Germany? Or that in Germany, students and their families budget 15% of per capita income for their university studies (compared to 46% in the US)? Did you know that Germany has 428 higher ed institutions, 53 of which are art and music colleges? Click the link below for more facts and figures on how countries worldwide stack up against each other in higher education.


Kick-start your career at one of the top-universities in Europe. 

At the heart of Europe lies the metropolitan region of Nuremberg – home to one of Germany‘s oldest and most distinguished universities: Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU). We offer 40,000 students from around the world the ideal innovation-driven environment to kick-start their careers in Engineering, Business, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, and the Humanities. As one of the strongest research universities in Germany, FAU offers over 70 Master’s degree programmes. International students thrive at FAU, not least thanks to our broad range of degree programmes taught entirely in English in almost all disciplines, especially at the postgraduate level.
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