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Founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organisations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers. On the following pages, we invite you to learn more about our funding programs and the aims of our activities.

Since its founding in 1925, DAAD has provided funding to more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad. DAAD is a registered association whose members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. While DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization for academic exchange, its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships to include supporting the internationalization of German universities, promoting German studies and the German language abroad, assisting developing countries in refining their university systems and advising decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

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Who we are

Founded in 1925, DAAD has funded nearly 2 million students and scholars worldwide. It is the world's largest organization of its kind.

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Explore the vast network DAAD has established in the 90 years of its existence. From maintaining alumni networks to strategic partnerships, DAAD utilizes various means to foster academic exchange worldwide.

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Stay up to date on all things DAAD! See here for current news, such as upcoming calls and deadlines for scholarship applications, webinar announcements and events near you.

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DAAD engages in several areas with special emphasis in order to foster transatlantic cooperation. Learn more about these focus areas here.

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Feel free to reach out should you have any questions about study and research in Germany. We are also happy to assist you in finding just the right funding opportunity for you.

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