Deutscher Adademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

Deadline: mid-December (RISE awards)

Deadlines for all study scholarships depend on award. Consult the DAAD website link below for specific dates. 

DAAD furthers the international aspects of German academic, cultural, and science policies and supports the international relations of German universities through:

Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, and Dance, which aim to provide students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography, and architecture an opportunity to complete a course of additional studies with¬out earning a formal degree at a German university or institution. Applicants should have a good command of German.

Study Scholarships, which provide applicants in all disciplines the opportunity for a year of independent study to complete postgraduate degree or master’s degree courses and obtain a degree at a German university. Preference is given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE), which give students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. Must be a current full-time student who has completed at least two years of a degree program in a major indicated above. No previous knowledge of German language is required. For additional information visit: Details on other scholarship opportunities in Germany are available on the DAAD website.


  1. Visit for the different program applications and more detailed information. Applicants apply directly to DAAD.
  2. Notify us at of your intent to apply.

NOTE: If you would like to receive feedback on your application, you must send your materials to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships ( at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.