Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program)

About the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program)

For study in Germany including internships, independent research, or graduate programs.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Program) is headquartered in Bonn and offers financial support to over 67,000 individuals each year. One of the organization’s missions is to “enable young academics and researchers from around the world to become leaders in the fields of science, culture, economics, and politics – as well as friends and partners of Germany.” DAAD’s fosters the international relations of German universities through study scholarships in all disciplines (including the fine and performing arts) along with summer internship programs for journalism and STEM. Language requirements vary by program but some knowledge of German is typically required, excluding STEM opportunities.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Germany

Eligible applicants:

• are U.S. citizens or can be foreign nationals that have completed 2 years of study at SU
• may be undergraduate or graduate students, depending on the desired program
• must not have been a resident of Germany for more than one year at the time of application

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Any (undergraduate or graduate)

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) application process:

Start by exploring the programs on the DAAD site:

Work with CFSA and faculty advisors on your application. Deadlines vary widely by program.

Advising contact:

Kate Hanson  Email:
More Information:

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,