Alumni associations

A group of people

The DAAD considers the end of a scholarship as the beginning of an active, long-term relationship with its alumni. More than 160 alumni associations worldwide connect alumni with each other and with the DAAD. The alumni associations are very important partners for international exchange and a driving force for local alumni activities. The involvement of the alumni associations plays an important part in the sustainability of the DAAD scholarship programs. 

The clubs differ in their structures and in their composition. However, all associations have at least two things in common: the members have a lot of international experience and volunteer their time and skills for the promotion of international exchange. For example, they organize alumni events, assist with regional pre-selection rounds, provide information about scholarship programs and study and research in Germany or their respective host country or support future and current scholarship holders.  

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Funding opportunities 

The alumni associations are independent organisations.They are autonomous in how they manage their affairs, their constitution and their specific objectives. Upon application, the DAAD supports the work of the associations. The DAAD may award grants for scientific and topical alumni events, publications and IT equipment. This support is conditional to a substantial number of the members being former DAAD scholarship holders and to the club being recognised under national law. Further information on the funding opportunities can be found

You have established a DAAD alumni association and would like to register it with the DAAD? Please provide us with some information about your association so we can support you the best way possible.

You would like to establish a DAAD alumni association and have questions about it? Please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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