December 9th, 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
Undergraduate Scholarship

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply to fund study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year. Apply by Jan 31st, 2018.


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.

In Profile
Internship at DAAD
DAAD Intern Tobias Wenzig

Our current IT Intern is pursuing a Master's degree at the University of Applied Science in Bremen. The internship at DAAD in New York allows Tobias to combine knowledge gained in the classroom with practical applications as well as the opportunity to gain experience living abroad. Learn more about Tobias' experience below and our internship opportunity .

Higher Education in Germany
Best Practices
Integrating Refugees at German Universities

A recent study by DAAD on lessons learned through integrating refugees successfully in German higher education shows best practices in creating programs that reduce the entry and language barriers.In 2016 alone, over 6,800 refugees particpated in the DAAD Program "Integra" which prepares refugees for study at German universities.

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.

Living in Germany
Advent and Christmas Markets in Germany
Spending the Season Abroad

The German holiday season is full of traditions. As an international student, there is much to explore and discover. From the traditional Christmas markets to "Wichteln" and "Glühwein", Germany has a lot to offer. Check out Elim's blog post, on her experience as an international student in Germany.

Application Tip #24
Will I receive credit for the coursework or internship in Germany as part of the Undergraduate Scholarship?

You will need to make the arrangements to receive credit yourself. In order to apply to the Undergraduate Scholarship, you have to show us that you are eligible to receive credit from your home institution.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...children in Germany get to open their gifts already on Christmas Eve? The so-called "Bescherung" is a long-standing tradition, where children need to wait for a bell to ring before they may enter the living room where the Christmas tree and their presents are. Brush up on more German Christmas Vocabulary below.


Northern Institute of Technology Management (NIT)
Double Master’s Degree Program in Germany: Combine Engineering and Technology Management! 2 Masters at once: MSc at Hamburg University of Technology and MBA at NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management. The Program addresses engineers who strive to become responsible technology managers in a globalized world. Benefits: international, small classes, on-campus living, tight link to industry.

Editorial Details

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

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