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Missed a DAAD Application Deadline? Check out These Resources for Alternative Funding

The Effect of Fellowships on Students' Education

Work at the German Parliament! International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

Falling Walls Lab Sep 2017 - Apply by June 12th to Participate

A New Look for Our News


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May 20th, 2017

Missed a DAAD Application Deadline?
Check out These Resources for Alternative Funding

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In case you missed one of our application deadlines to fund your study or reseach abroad in Germany, take a look at alternative resources that DAAD provides in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. offers valuable information on expenses students in Germany ought to plan for, such as cost of living and university fees. The database features not only all of DAAD's available scholarships and grants worldwide, but also many offered by other organizations. To help you navigate the landscape of other funding organizations, we have compiled an extensive list on our website
For those of you interested in research, we also recommend, which offers not only a concise overview of Germany's research landscape, but also degree specific information, depending on whether you are an undergraduate student, PhD candidate, or a senior researcher.

Our team here in North America is more than happy to help you plan your ideal application timeline and can advise you on which of our DAAD grants would be best suited for your project and goals. Contact and appointment information is available for both our New York and San Francisco offices.

The Effect of Fellowships on Students' Education

RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, and computer science. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. For Carly Garrow, this internship has led to an offer to return to Germany for 10 months in order to continue the research on laparoscopic surgery she began during her summer at the University of Heidelberg. Read the full article on how Carly took full advantage of her study abroad visit to Germany to launch an exciting research project and learn how you too could benefit from the fellowships offered by DAAD.

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Work at the German Parliament! International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

Deadline: June 30th, 2017
The German Bundestag, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, invites you to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who will return to their home countries after the program with the goal to take an active and responsible role in shaping their countries’ democratic future. The German Bundestag offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience in parliamentary work during a 13-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The selection interviews are held in the United States, after which the scholarship winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel. The deadline for applications is June 30th. Additional information is available online at:

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Falling Walls Lab Sep 2017- Apply by June 12th to Participate

Deadline: June 12, 2017
On September 14, 2017, the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New York will host the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers will present their ground-breaking projects, business plans, entrepreneurial and social initiatives in three-minute pitches. If you are interested in inspiring people to break down walls in science and society, apply by June 12th for the Falling Walls Lab New York. The winner will travel to Berlin for the Lab Finale on November 8th, 2017 as one of 100 international and interdisciplinary participants. Learn more online at the German Center for Research and Innovation.

A New Look for Our News

A big shout out and thank you to all our readers who answered our survey last month about how you like our newsletter. We very much appreciate your feedback and comments and are excited to re-launch our newsletter with a new look in June! We will offer handy new features, such as a concise overview of upcoming events and grant deadlines, links to our online resources and archives, and a brand-new section with Fun Facts about (studying and researching in) Germany and useful Application Tips. Our new and improved newsletter will continue to provide you with all important updates on funding your stay in Germany while offering easier navigation and readability. Stay tuned!

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