Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

The DAAD is:

  • an association (e.V.) of universities and students in Germany. It was formed in 1925 and reestablished in 1950.
  • an institution for funding the international academic exchange
  • an organisation of foreign cultural and science politics as well as educational cooperation with countries of the Third World
  • a national agency in the EU programmes SOKRATES, LEONARDO and TEMPUS
  • the national administration office of IAESTE for the exchange of trainees.

The DAAD informs about:

  • the German educational and university system
  • university education and study courses abroad
  • the possibilities of funding and scholarships

The DAAD funds:

  • Students
  • Postgraduates
  • PhD students
  • Scientists

from Germany and abroad in more than 100 programmes.

The DAAD finances:

  • Annual, short-term or individual scholarships
  • Group programmes, study trips, study internships
  • Scientist exchanges, guest lectureships and lectors at universities abroad
  • project-related scientific cooperation between German and foreign universities

550 professors in more than 80 selection committees will choose scholarship students and projects from the large amount of applicants by criteria of quality. The university and research achievements need to meet the high standards for a funding.

You will get further information about scholarships at the University of Koblenz at the International Office.


Under certain circumstances, it is possible that you may get financial support through scholarships when you apply for it. Usually you will need extraordinary achievements in your studies.

You do not need to be member of a political party in order to get support. Foundations place value on supporting people who are not only interested in their money but also in their work and who would like to participate in it. Scholarship money is similar in any foundation and is comparable to the amount of money German students may get through the Federal Law on Support in Education (BaFöG). The amount depends on the income and wealth of your parents and yourself. Generally, every student of a German university can apply for a scholarship, regardless of citizenship or field of study. It is common to apply by the initiative of one's own.

The most common foundations are the following:

Florian Weis
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
10243 Berlin

Rathausallee 12
53757 St. Augustin
Phone: 02241/246328 (Application forms have to be requested in written form).

Abteilung Studienförderung
Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
Phone: 0228/883-0

Abteilung Wissenschaftliche Dienste und Begabtenförderung
Königswinterer Strasse 407
53639 Königswinter
Phone: 02223/701-192
Fax. +49 (0)2223/701-222

Lazarettstrasse 33
80636 München
Phone: 089/125-0
Fax. +49 (0)89/1258-356

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Studienwerk
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
Phone: 030/285340

Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V.

Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Koblenz (KHG)