Alumni Events

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You would like to exchange expertise and network with other DAAD alumni and experts? You would like to extend your skills? You enjoy passing on your knowledge and experience to current or future scholarship holders? In this case, we would like to invite you to attend one of the more than 200 alumni events worldwide per year. You may also organise an alumni event yourself and apply for DAAD funding.

Major Alumni Events

Every year, the DAAD organises interdisciplinary alumni events in various countries – with at least one of them taking place in Germany. Participation is possible upon invitation by the DAAD only.

Smaller Alumni Events

In addition to the events offered by the DAAD, you also have the opportunity to organise an alumni event yourself and apply for DAAD funding.

DAAD alumni, alumni associations or alumni networks, DAAD regional offices, IC-Lektors and Lektors are all eligible to apply. The alumni event must be scientific or topical in nature. No subsidies are granted for purely social gatherings. The event must involve a large number (about 50% or more) of DAAD alumni. Persons who have received DAAD individual support for at least three months are considered DAAD alumni. Subsidies can also be granted for bi- and multi-lateral alumni events that bring together different alumni groups and/or include German alumni, for example North-South or regional events. The DAAD is particularly interested in supporting events that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Networking and activities beyond the scope of the event are particularly welcome.

For further information please refer to the information leaflet. You would like to apply for a grant towards the costs of an alumni event? Please use the application form and the finance plan.

An overview of the alumni events can be found in our alumni calendar.

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