Support and follow-up assistance for students and doctoral candidates
Germany’s universities are becoming more internationally focused. This is reflected in the design of the courses offered: international components are being added to existing courses of study, while new courses are being created accordingly.
The attractive range of courses offered is drawing an increasing number of international students to Germany. As a host country, Germany is ranked in third place behind the US and the UK – and the numbers are increasing.
The growing numbers of applicants pose a challenge for universities: for foreign prospective students, the attractiveness of studying for a degree in Germany also largely depends on how they will be received, supervised and supported when they are there. Creating a customer-oriented range of courses requires innovative structures and more staff. In addition, questions relating to selection and admission are also becoming increasingly important.
The DAAD helps German universities create suitable internationalisation structures and develop their support and follow-up assistance services. It does this through programmes and initiatives that help to improve support provision and conditions for foreign students studying in Germany. These programmes and initiatives are also intended to strengthen international alumni’s ties to German universities and to Germany as a whole.
The relevant calls for applications can be found on the respective pages, or you can contact us directly.
The DAAD supports higher education institutions in Germany by offering suitable programmes and initiatives to strengthen the ties of international alumni to German universities and to Germany as a whole.
From specialist conferences and informal get-togethers to workshops and film evenings – the Alumniportal's event calendar contains details of events all over the world for alumni who have studied in Germany.
Multidisciplinary qualifications and competences
Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung
The seminars for professionals and managerial staff from developing and newly industrialised countries contribute significantly to the development of intercultural skills, professional networking, and active participation in development cooperation.
Germany Alumni from Developing Countries
In the Alumni Special Projects programme professionals from developing countries who have been trained in Germany have the opportunity to come into contact with German representatives from academia and business at important trade fairs and conferences.
The DAAD can invite former foreign scholarship holders of the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses to a study visit in Germany for up to three months.
In order to prevent a possible brain drain of professionals and nursing staff in the health sector in developing countries, the Partnerships for the Health Sector in Developing Countries (PAGEL) programme supports high-quality training and continuing education opportunities in the medical field.
Using funding from the Federal Foreign Office, the DAAD offers universities a combined scholarship and support programme (STIBET).
The DAAD awards prizes in recognition of excellent support services for foreign students and for the outstanding achievements of foreign students studying at German universities.