German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

A brief look back at history shows that the DAAD has a long tradition of uniting people and academia. 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. On the following pages, we invite you to learn more about our funding programmes and the aims of our activities.


The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind. We also promote internationalization efforts at German universities, help developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and support German Studies and German language programmes abroad. Our Artists in Berlin Program is one of the most renowned international scholarship programmes for artists.


International Programmes in Germany can be found at here. Whether a Bachelor's or Master's degree or PhD, the DAAD database offers a great variety of international degrees courses to choose from. Complete information about the scholarships available for the foreign students, graduates and academics can be found on the official DAAD website: .