In This Issue:

RISE Globalink Research Internships - Canadian Faculty Project Submission Details for 2017

Helping Refugees on the Way to College

Deadline for Bauhaus Photo Contest Extended Until May 25th

Call for Nominations to DAAD Young Ambassador Program

German Universities Excel in Internationalization Rankings



May 9, 2016

RISE Globalink Research Internships - Canadian Faculty Project Submission Details for 2017

DAAD has partnered with Canada's Mitacs to create the new RISE Globalink Research Internships which will take exceptional Canadian undergraduate students in the natural sciences and engineering to Germany for a summer research internship and do the same for German students in Canada.

Faculty Project Submissions for Summer 2017
The first step of our new program has just been launched with our partners at Mitacs announcing that they are now accepting project submissions from Canadian faculty interested in hosting a German intern during the 2017 summer semester. Project submissions will be accepted until June 16, 2016 at 5 pm PDT.

For more information and to submit a project, please click here.

If you are a professor or researcher in Canada who has previously offered an intership through DAAD's RISE Worldwide program, you can now post these offerings through our partners at Mitacs via the portal found at the link above. Rest assured that DAAD is working to bring information about this opportunity to students at German universities just as we have done in the past.

Should you have any questions about RISE Globalink, please contact the RISE office in Bonn by writing

Helping Refugees on the Way to College

DAAD and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) are committed to the rapid integration of bright minds who have come to Germany as refugees. In order to determine eligibility and facilitate registration at schools, the required entrance exams, tests for foreign students (TestAS) and assessment procedures by uni-assist will be offered to refugees for free.

Germany's universities can play an important role in the integration of refugees by providing a new perspective to young, talented people. In turn, refugees who wish to study bring different language skills and abilities to the table.

The placement of refugees in the German higher education system begins with counseling and aptitude tests, such as TestAS, which is designed for all international students applying for undergraduate studies in Germany. TestAS measures general and subject-specific abilities that are necessary to successfully study at a German university.

At the request of the BMBF, DAAD, uni-assist and g.a.s.t. (an organisation promoting academic study preparation and test development) have developed informational material for refugees, such as Arabic translations of application procedures. More information on the entire range of higher education opportunities for refugees can be found at: and

Advertisement: Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

FUBiS is an intensive academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks taking place both in summer and winter. Students can choose between subject classes (mostly taught in English) and German language courses. Field trips within Berlin are an integral part of every course.

Deadline for "BAUHAUS in Your House" Photo Contest Extended Until May 25th

Calling all creatives! DAAD North America is extending the deadline for its "BAUHAUS in Your House" photo contest until May 25th. We invite you to examine your everyday surrounding for elements of Bauhaus, whether it be a building, an artwork, housewares, or anything in between. Share a photo of the object and describe how it represents Bauhaus to you in 3 sentences or fewer for the chance to win one of three great prizes!

All contestants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at a US or Canadian institution of higher education.

DAAD contest rules apply.

Grand Prize: a round-trip flight to Germany (please see contest rules for maximum value)
Second Prize: GoPro action camera
Third Prize: a one year subscription to bauhaus – the magazine of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

For additional information or to submit an entry, please visit our contest page.

Advertisement: Hessen International Summer University (ISU) at the University of Marburg

The Hessen International Summer University (ISU) at the University of Marburg is a four-week summer study program, open to all candidates looking to combine their academic studies with an exciting intercultural experience. The program offers an intensive German language course on up to five different levels of proficiency, specialized seminars in English and German, credits, weekend field trips to various destinations in Germany and France and more!

Dates: July 16 – August 13, 2016 (4 weeks)

Academic Framework: “Business, Politics, and Conflicts in a Changing World”. Selected Topics in:
-Business and Accounting
-Peace and Conflict Studies
-Middle Eastern Studies
-German Studies

More information and application:

Call for Nominations to DAAD Young Ambassador Program

Are you an undergrad who recently studied abroad in Germany and would like to share your experience, or know one who would? Then the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is right for you!

DAAD Young Ambassadors are 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. Each year DAAD recruits students from all over the US and Canada to share with their peers what makes Germany a unique and attractive destination for study abroad. Please forward this opportunity to any students who might be interested.

DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses. Additionally, they collaborate with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students about educational and research opportunities on offer in Germany. DAAD Young Ambassadors are also available for email inquires about their respective German host universities, study abroad programs or student life in Germany. To learn more about the current group of Young Ambassadors, please visit:

DAAD is currently accepting nominations for the 2016-17 Young Ambassadors from university study abroad and international offices. (Only one student may be nominated per college or university.) The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2016.

Complete program information, including nomination forms, is available at:

German Universities Excel in Internationalization Rankings

The internationalization of German universities has been ranked highly in the British Council study "The Shape of Global Higher Education," which compares the conditions for the internationalization of higher education systems in 26 countries. Germany distinguishes itself from the US and UK with a particularly well-balanced combination of internationalization strategies, structure of higher education and quality assurance as well as mobility and support measures. The study analyzed indicators pertaining to three groups of criteria: "openness and academic mobility", "quality assurance and recognition of studies" and "access to the university system and sustainability."

The study highlights the favorable conditions for international students in Germany, not only in terms of access to higher education or funding, but also to the labor market. Foreign students can extend their residency permit for up to 18 months after graduation to find a suitable job. German universities are also characterized by a high degree of openness and strong international research partnerships.

The British Council study was presented at the Going Global forum for international higher education in Johannesburg. Learn more about the forum at:
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