The German Academic Exchange Services:
The DAAD, which stands for German Academic Exchange Services, is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.
Projects and Programs offered:
The DAAD provides extraordinary opportunities for scholars (students and researchers) to have study and do research in German universities and research institutes through its gigantic easily-navigated scholarship database where students/ researchers interested can apply for scholarships and research grants online via the DAAD portal. Find more information here.
- German-Arab Transformation Partnership:
Since 2011, Germany has been supporting the political upheaval in the Arab region as part of the transformation partnership. Academic education and academic cooperation play an important role in times of social and political change. In addition to the task of the universities to create academic training possibilities and to promote the scientific capacity for innovation of the countries, they are also regarded as an area of social negotiation and a tenderness. The programs of the German-Arab Transformation Partnership create additional opportunities for the reform efforts of Arab universities and cooperation with German partners. In cooperation between German and Arab universities, the modernization of teaching. Find more information here.
- Educate future leaders, who are connected internationally and act in a globally responsible manner
- Provide access to the best study and research opportunities available, thereby strengthening the quality and competitiveness of the universities
- Meet the challenges of the future through the vibrant exchange between academic systems
- Help developing countries establish effective university systems which, in turn, promote social, economic and political development
- Bridge divides and lines of conflict and encourage open dialogue between cultures
- Stimulate interest in Germany, its culture and language and preserve language diversity in research and academia
- 2015: 471 millions euros
- 2014: 441 million euros
- 2010: 384 million.
- 2009: 348 million euros
- 1950: 75,000 euros
Its most important funding providers include:
- The Federal Foreign Office – AA (39%)
- The Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF (23%)
- The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – BMZ (10%)
- The European Union – EU (18%).