December 2nd, 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! 

Upcoming Application Deadlines

December 15th: RISE Germany  and RISE Professional
January 15th: Visiting Professorship
January 31st: Learn German in Germany

DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Call for Applications
RISE Germany

RISE Germany is a 10-12 week summer internship program for undergraduates in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, and computer science. Bachelor students receive the opportunity to work with researchers at universities and research institutions across Germany. The working language is English. Apply by Dec 15th.


Call for Applications
RISE Professional

RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and PhD students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry in the same fields as mentioned above. Apply by Dec 15th.

Higher Education in Germany
Excellence in International Student Advising
University of Applied Science Anhalt

This year's Award for Excellence in International Student Advising was awarded to the University of Applied Science Anhalt by Germany's Federal Foreign Office. It is awarded annually to a German institution of higher education since 1999 and comes with € 20,000 in prize money for establishing structures and services that benefit international students.

Job Opportunity
Open Position with the Alumni Portal Deutschland (German Speakers)

The Alumniportal Deutschland is looking for German speaking applicants for an opportunity to assist the portal in growing its network in North America. The position is based in New York. To learn more about the Alumniportal and the services it offers, click the link below.

Germany as a Study Abroad Destination
Target of hosting 350,000 International Students Achieved

Germany's popularity as a study abroad destination has been confirmed once more by the most recent data on international students in Germany. The original goal was to host 350,000 internationals by 2020 - this has been surpassed already in 2016, when 358,895 students from abroad where counted in Germany.

Living in Germany
Advent Research
Research in Germany Quiz

Based on a German tradition, Research in Germany is hosting an advent calendar with questions on curiosities of the German research landscape. Every day offers the opportunity to win a prize, if you guess the answers correctly. Visit the advent calendar on Facebook (also accessible without a Facebook account).

Application Tip #23
What should I consider when I choose my RISE Germany projects?

You should carefully choose the projects you apply for and make sure that they are in line with your academic field of interest.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...almost every university in Germany has an international office to help international students coming to Germany? Click the link below for a database of all contacts to help you with applying, enrolling, and planning your studies at German universities.


HTW Berlin - Master in Project Management and Data Science
The English-language Master in Project Management & Data Science at the HTW Berlin will enable you to manage high-level international projects as well as analyse and interpret big data. Join us at HTW Berlin and study in one of the most interesting cities in the world:  

Editorial Details

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

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