September 23rd, 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

September 29th, 2017, UC Berkeley: Study Abroad Fair
October 10th, 2017, San Francisco: Career Day
October 13th, 2017, New York: Career Day


Upcoming Application Deadlines

October 15th: Research Stays
November 4th: Research Grants  
December 15th: RISE Germany  and RISE Professional (opens Nov 1st)
DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Upcoming Deadline - Apply now!
Study Scholarship for Architecture

Ever thought about pursuing a Master's degree in Architecture in Germany? The DAAD Study Scholarship for Architecture supports study projects in design and planning at a state-recognized German university of your choice. Submit your application to our office in Bonn, Germany by Sept 30th.  

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Call for Applications
Study Foundation Grant for Young Scholars in Berlin

This scholarship supports students and young scholars of all fields who want to use research facilities in Berlin.The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.


Events
Webinar
DAAD Undergraduate & Graduate Funding 2018/19

In this webinar, learn about DAAD funding available to undergraduates and graduates to study, intern and research in Germany in 2018/19. It will take place Sept 28th from 12:30-1:30 pm EDT. This webinar will be recorded. All registered attendees will receive a follow-up mail with the recording link and information on where to download the presentation. 

In Profile
Artist and DAAD Grant Winner
Joan Snitzer

An artist and Senior Lecturer in Art History and Director of the Visual Arts Program at Barnard College, Columbia University, Joan Snitzer has led several student groups on excursions to Germany with a DAAD Group Study Visit Grant. Her current exhibition 'Chromophore' is on view at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Higher Education in Germany
Peer-to-peer Marketing
Keeping the U.S. as Top Destination for German Students

Our colleague Uschi Niethammer has written an insightful article on the value and efficacy of programs that let students share experiences and meet Germany alumni. These prove especially important considering recent political developments in the U.S. such as the travel ban, as well as decreasing applications to DAAD for funding of study abroad in the U.S.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

In Times Higher Educations' annual ranking of the 1,000 best universities worldwide, ten German universities made it into the top ten. Ranking criteria include the quality of teaching and research as well as the ratio of professors to students and the number of PhD candidates. Click the link below to find out which German universities made the list.

Living in Germany
German Elections
Learn about German Parties

Tomorrow, on September 24th, Germany will hold its federal elections. Ever wondered which German party your values and positions would align with? The German Federal Agency for Civic Education created an easy-to-use quiz, the ' Wahl-o-mat '. Germany has 33 parties running for election, out of which 4-5 are generally able to take the 5% hurdle to enter parliament.

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O'Zapft is!
Oktoberfest in Munich

Every year, the major of Munich opens the Oktoberfest with the phrase 'O'zapft is!', which literally translates to 'it is tapped', referring to the first keg of beer. Known across the world, the festival attracts millions of tourists every year. Prepare for your visit with a handy guide by the Deutsche Welle.


Fun Fact
Which is the largest city in Germany?

a) Munich
b) Berlin
c) Frankfurt
d) Cologne
e) Hamburg

The answer will be published in next week's edition. 
Application Tip #14
Can I apply for a Study Scholarship for study periods shorter than 10 months?

No. Our Study Scholarship is only awarded for a full academic year (10 months) at a time.

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Internship opportunities in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program offers an 8-week full-time internship placement with companies and organizations in Berlin that awards 10 ECTS credits upon successful completion.
Please visit our website http://www.fubest.org/internships/ or contact us at f ubest@fu-berlin.de for more information!
Editorial Details

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

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