About DAAD


About DAAD

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/German Academic Exchange Service) is the largest funding organization in the world, devoted to internationalizing the research landscape and solve the problems of tomorrow. In a globalized world, challenges like food security, climate change or urban development can no longer be solved on a national level.

Therefore, DAAD promotes co-operations between universities and higher education institutions. The Headquarter in Bonn as well as in 70 Regional Offices and Information Centers around the world provide information on international research landscapes as well as programme opportunities.


Since DAAD was founded in 1925, it can count over 2 million Alumni many of which are in the top positions of politics or science; and thus are contributing towards the educational and political development of their countries as well as towards a peaceful global interaction. Every year, DAAD awards up 120,000 scholarships.

The DAAD network is a strong global community and always strives to further educate its members through the International DAAD Academy or further workshop/seminar concepts.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organization of German institutions of higher education as well as their student bodies. It actively supports Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy goals, national scientific policies and development cooperation efforts.

DAAD has located three strategic fields of activity:

Scholarships for the Best.

Awarding scholarships to the best students and researchers to prepare them to take their place as responsible professionals and business leaders of tomorrow and encourage them to foster long-term contacts throughout the world.

Expertise for Academic Collaboration

Providing expertise for academic collaboration so that scientific and political bodies are in a position to make well-informed policy decisions.

Structures for Internationalization

Creating structures for internationalisation to encourage cooperation between universities, to enable more people to study and conduct research abroad, to ensure that German remains a language of culture and science and to build bridges over borders.

For further information, please go to the DAAD website: https://www.daad.de/medien/der-daad/medien-publikationen/publikationen-pdfs/daad-flyer-english-2014.pdf