What we do

The most important responsibilities of the DAAD include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalisation activities of German universities and research organisations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions. The DAAD is also the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation.

Internationalising the system of scientific research and innovation

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    Alumni

    For the DAAD, the end of a scholarship marks the beginning of a long-term relationship with its alumni. Our aim is to foster connections among alumni and between the DAAD and alumni. We do this through a range of measures, from helping to set up alumni clubs to offering various funding programmes and activities.

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    EU Higher Education Cooperation

    EU higher education programmes like Erasmus+ play a significant role in the internationalisation of universities in Germany. The DAAD serves as Germany’s National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Additional information

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    In addition to its headquarters in Bonn, Germany, the DAAD also operates a government liaison office in Berlin and a global network of 71 offices and centres.

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  • DAAD Foundation

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    The DAAD Foundation supports our work in numerous ways. In the following, we describe the specific functions and activities of the Foundation – and explain how you can help.

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  • Friends of the DAAD

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    The Friends of the DAAD is an association of DAAD alumni who organise recreational activities for foreign DAAD scholarship recipients.

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