DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service), Undergraduate Scholarships support study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Scholarships are available either for formal organized study abroad programs or for individual student-designed programs, for a semester or academic year.
Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four months (one semester) and a maximum of ten months (one academic year). Each scholarship consists of a monthly stipend of approximately €650, additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses, and health insurance.
Candidates must be current second- or third-year students in a U.S. or Canadian college or university and must plan to return to the U.S. or Canada to complete their undergraduate degree following their stay in Germany. Candidates must have outstanding academic records, well-defined study or project plans in Germany, and an interest in contemporary German and European affairs. Candidates should also have competency in German sufficient to conduct their projects.
Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Successful candidates will also be able to explain the significance of their projects in Germany to their future studies, research, or professional goals.