Deutscher Akademischer Auslander Dienst (DAAD) [German Academic
Study Visits/ Study Seminars and Practicals in Germany by Foreign Students
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PLEASE NOTE: for official information, specific details, and updated deadlines and instructions, please check the organization’s website and current application forms; if you have problems or questions, please contact us.
- Applications must be submitted in such good time as to ensure that they reach the DAAD by the following deadlines at the latest (Date of Receipt at the DAAD)
- 15 November each year for trips starting from 1 March (The DAAD decides in mid-January)
- 15 February each year for trips starting from 1 June (The DAAD decides at the beginning of April)
- 15 May each year for trips starting from 1 September (The DAAD decides at the beginning of July).
- Objective: the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funds Study Visits / Study Seminars and Practicals in Germany by groups of foreign students headed by a universityteacher.
- Objectives of the Funding: The program aims to:
- provide students with subject-related knowledge by arranging appropriate visits, tours and information meetings (Study Visits) or by organizing subject-related seminars and practical courses (e.g. specialist courses, block seminars, workshops) at the invitation of a German university. This university is also responsible for organizing practical courses with universities, companies and, possibly, public institutions (Study Seminars and Practicals)
- facilitate meetings with German students, academics and researchers to establish and maintain contacts between German and foreign universities;
- give students a greater understanding of and insight (regional and area studies) into economic, political and cultural life in Germany. The part must not make up more than one third of the funding term.
- In the case of Study Seminars and Practicals, the program strives for reciprocity, although this is not a condition for the award of funding. This means that funding can initially be provided for visits in one direction only.
- Cultural events (e.g. concert tours) can be funded when the focus is on meeting students and university teachers from a relevant academic field and this academic relevance is appropriately documented.
- Funding cannot be provided for annual repeat visits (by applicants, faculties or departments); each applicant, faculty or department can only be considered for a maximum of one application per year. Funding cannot be provided for required/obligatory excursions or for measures that have already been completed.
- Duration: Study visits, study seminars or practicals should last no less than 7 days. Funding is available for a maximum of 12 days (including travel days), although the visits themselves may last longer.
- Value: The DAAD takes out health, accident and public/private liability insurance for each funded group. Further details can be found in the Award Letter.
- The DAAD regrets that it is unable to pay any international travel costs.
- Study Visits:
- Groups from EU countries, from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation (applies only for Greater Moscow and Greater St. Petersburg), Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States: The trip is independently organized and carried out by the group or by the applicant (lead) university teacher. The DAAD pays a flat-rate sum of 35 Euros per person and day.
- Groups from other countries: The DAAD arranges the program. Wishes and preferences stated in the application form will, as far as possible, be considered. However, the program may be subject to cuts or changes as requested by the Selection Committee. The DAAD provides a guide fluent in the group language. The guide is responsible for ensuring that the program drawn up by DAAD Head Office runs smoothly and is followed. As a rule, groups will be accommodated in hotels or youth guesthouses/hostels (twin or three-bed rooms). The DAAD pays the subsistence costs (board and lodging) for the group participants (including group leader and, where appropriate, bus driver) during the stay in Germany. The DAAD decides on the means of transport to be used. Often this means using (travel) coaches/buses in order to guarantee the smooth running of the program. If groups do not travel with their own coach/bus to Germany, the DAAD can hire a bus/coach for travel in Germany. If the group travels with a bus/coach not hired by the DAAD, a place must be made available for the DAAD travel guide. The DAAD pays any fuel costs incurred in Germany. However, the use of public transport may prove more suitable for certain program items. Terms and conditions will be advised on a case-by-case basis.
- Study Seminars and Practicals:
- Groups from EU countries, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation (applies only for Greater Moscow and Greater St. Petersburg), Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States: The DAAD grant is provided as project funding. It is paid as a flat-rate sum of 35 Euros per participant and day, thereby subsidizing the travel and subsistence costs.
- Guests from other countries receive a flat-rate sum of 40 Euros per participant and day as a subsidy towards their travel and subsistence costs.
Eligibility and Restrictions:
- Funding can be provided for groups of students who are fully matriculated in their third semester (2nd year) or higher in a relevant degree program at a foreign university and who are traveling in a group headed by a university teacher. Subject to approval by the DAAD, individual doctoral students can also be funded. Groups should be made up of at least 10 and must not, as a rule, exceed 15 persons. In addition, funding can be provided for one university teacher as group leader.
- Applications may be placed by university teachers from a foreign university. Applications must be written in German or English and submitted via the DAAD Regional Offices or German Embassies, which will forward the applications to the DAAD together with a statement. Application forms can be obtained from these offices or from the DAAD website: in German www.daad.de/de/form (Formular “Studienreise”) or in English www.daad.de/en/form (Form “Study Visit”) for groups of foreign students.
Study Seminars and Practicals:
- Applications may be placed by university teachers from a German university. Applications must be submitted to the DAAD via the International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) of the respective German university. Application forms can be obtained from these offices or from the DAAD website: www.daad.de/de/form (Form “Studienpraktika”). Before submitting the application, please make sure that you contact the respective DAAD Regional Office / German Embassy to inquire the deadline by which applications must have been received by these at the latest, in order to ensure that the applications can reach DAAD Head Office in Bonn in good time: 15 February, 15 May respectively 15 November.
- Country-specific information, dates and deadlines, application address and advice:
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Desk Officer Responsible: Ms Katharina Klein
Telephone: +49 (0)228/882-370
Fax: +49 (0)228/882-447
The DAAD website (www.daad.de/stipendien) will provide additional specific information for applicants from your home country, if such information is available.
The DAAD is only able to process punctually submitted, fully completed applications. The DAAD regrets that it is unable to ask for any missing papers or documents to be submitted. A full funding application includes:
- Application form including budget and list of participants
- Statement of reasons and description of program content outlining exactly what the group wishes to visit and view, both in terms of subject-specific (academic) content and German regional/area studies content (vague or generally-worded descriptions such as visits to museums, universities are not acceptable on their own)
- Schedule (in tabular form)
- Description of the contentual preparation for the trip (e.g. preparatory seminars)
- Proof of contacts on the German side (in the case of Study Visits), especially in higher education (e.g. by submitting copies of correspondence – invitations, confirmations). Proof of contacts on the foreign side (in the case of Study Seminars/Practicals), commenting on the significance of the proposed Study Seminar/Practical and how it is integrated into the academic development (program path) of the foreign participants (general agreements, cooperation agreements, and similar documents do not, on their own, provide sufficient proof and can only be submitted to further document the existing contacts).