About Us

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A brief look back at history shows that DAAD has a long tradition of uniting people and academia. 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.

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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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Network

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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People And Modern Technology Connection

Focus Areas

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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News

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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Newsletter

Subscribe now to our newsletters and get all the news of the DAAD Regional Office in New York and the Information Centers in San Francisco and Toronto via email.

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DAAD in Canada

Are you a student or faculty at a Canadian university? If so, visit the DAAD Canada website for details on DAAD’s support programs along with Canada-specific content.

Study in Germany - Blog

On our blog international students share their experiences about studying and living in Germany. Get a first impression with their stories and photos. They draw their very own picture of the country and share it with you.

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