The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers multiple programs for undergraduate study, research, and internships and most of them do not require German-language skills. A complete listing of undergraduate opportunities is available at the DAAD Website. Please see a selection of their scholarship and internship offerings below.

Undergraduate Scholarship:

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

Deadlines fall in January of each year.

Study Scholarship:

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students (graduating seniors) or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full master’s degree program at a German university. 

Deadline: Varies by discipline.   

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering):

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English.

Deadlines fall in January of each year.

University Summer Course Grant:

The University Summer Course Grant provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. 

Deadlines vary; see website for further information.

Application Process: Applications are available on the DAAD website and are generally submitted directly to the DAAD New York office (see individual programs for further details).

Campus Advisor: Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, 131 Laird, x4300/mryanvanzee