DAAD or the German Academic Exchange Service was founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, the DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organizations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers. DAAD offers merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German students, doctoral students, and scholars for studies and research abroad. The DAAD grants administered by the DAAD abroad are available to students of all academic disciplines and at each academic degree level, including undergraduates, recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree, MSc students, doctoral students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars and faculty.
Students or faculty members interested in doing research or taking courses in Germany would have to find a German professor that would send them an invitation letter. In order to find a German faculty member interested in collaborating with you, you would have to send him/her a proposal of the research idea you have in mind. This supervisor has the key role in deciding whether to accept you or not.
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Opportunities for Professors:
For a list of available DAAD funding for students and professors see the List of DAAD Scholarships for 2016-2017 .
- August 31st
This means that interested parties would have to have a German collaborator prior to that date.
Announcement of Results:
- Late February
Above all the proposal and related time plan is one the main criterion to have a successful application.
To learn more about thier funding programs please visit their website.