June 24th, 2017
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! 
Important Dates

July 1st-15th, 2017: DAAD USA Summer Publishing Break
August 25th-27th, 2017, San Francisco: 17th Annual GAIN Conference
October 10th, 2017, San Francisco: Career Day

Upcoming Application Deadlines

June 30th, 2017: International Parliamentary Scholarship
July 17th, 2017: Postdoctoral Researchers' Networking Tour 2017
September 15th, 2017: EMGIP-Bundestag Internship

DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Apply now! 
Postdoctoral Researchers' Networking Tour 2017

Germany offers a broad spectrum of career options for young scientists at universities, research institutions and in industry. Through its Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour, DAAD offers a new format to provide postdoctoral researchers with an insight into German science and the job market for highly qualified postdoctoral researchers.

Work at the German Parliament - Recent Graduates
International Parliamentary Scholarship - 5 Months

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. Apply by June 30th!


Save the Date
Career Day San Francisco, Oct 10th, 2017

DAAD's Information Center in San Francisco, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and partners in the Bay Area will showcase excellent career and study opportunities for German speakers in Germany as well as in the U.S.


German Academic International Network
GAIN Conference in San Francisco, Aug 25-27

Calling all academics interested in working in Germany!
The Annual GAIN Conference in San Francisco (Aug 25-27) offers postdocs, researchers, and assistant professors from all fields opportunities to learn about academic careers in Germany. Participation grants are available to German-speaking researchers interested in a career in Germany.

More (in German only)

Higher Education in Germany
World Refugee Day
German Foreign Minister Gabriel on World Refugee Day

"Together, we work to help refugees who are in distress. We take this task very seriously." Over the past five years, the German Federal Government has increased its budget for humanitarian assistance abroad to ten times the former amount. This makes Germany one of the largest donors of humanitarian aid.


DAAD Deputy Secretary General
Ulrich Grothus elected President of ACA (Academic Cooperation Association)

This week, Ulrich Grothus was elected President of ACA. He will begin his term on August 1st, 2018. With his previous experience in international leadership positions at DAAD, Mr. Grothus will continue to foster networks of higher education within Europe and abroad.

More (in German only)
Living in Germany
Experience Germany
Student Stories

Studying abroad in Germany is a unique experience. From finding your way around a new city, enjoying your new favorite café, to taking classes with German and international students - there is much to learn and discover! Many students have shared their experience with us in short videos. Take a look by clicking on the link below.


In Profile
DAAD Award Winner
Owen Mundy

Owen Mundy is a professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College, currently working in Berlin with the support of a DAAD Research Stay grant. His work investigates public space, information privacy, and big data. One of his projects involved the mapping of one million images tagged with #cat using the locations users uploaded in their metadata.

Fun Fact
Did you know...

...that the airbag, X-Ray technology, Aspirin, and MP3 Format were all invented in Germany

Learn more about Germany and how it made a name for itself as the "land of poets and thinkers."

Application Tip #4
How much does it cost to study at a German university?

Institutions of higher education in Germany usually do not charge any tuition fees. 

Apart from the relatively low semester fees (range: 100-250 EUR), students at German universities are generally not required to pay tuition. However, some states and specialized programs may charge some tuition, especially at the graduate level.

UAS7 Study and Internship Program (SIP)
Deadline October 1st, 2017:

UAS7 (Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences) invites students who are currently enrolled in Canadian and U.S. colleges to apply for the Study and Internship Program (SIP). Successful applicants will be eligible to study for one semester at a UAS7 member university or receive a short-term internship placement at one of our university laboratories. Successful applicants are automatically considered for the UAS7 Travel Scholarship of 1,000 EUR to cover transatlantic travel expenses. For further information, please visit www.uas7.org or contact us at info@uas7.org.  

Editorial Details

Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors

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