DAAD prize

DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of foreign students studying at German universities

The DAAD Prize has been awarded for over ten years now and comes with prize money of €1,000 per university. The aim is to give faces to the many international students at German universities and link them with their stories. This illustrates that each international student takes a piece of Germany back to their homeland when they return and also leaves something of themselves in Germany – thus enriching both sides.

The students who have received this prize via their respective host institutions stand for their fellow students from all around the world. They are Germany’s future partners in economics, politics and science.

Information on the latest call for applications

  • Click here for information on STIBET I and the DAAD prize.
  • The current DAAD prize winner form is available here.


DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Department P14: Mobility Programmes and Student Support Services

For university locations A–H
Durontina Gjocaj
Tel.: +49 228 882-440
Fax: +49 228 882-9440
Email: gjocaj@daad.de

For university locations I–Z
Tatjana Weimer
Tel.: +49 228 882-695
Fax: +49 228 882-9695
Email: weimer@daad.de

General questions
Gerda Nellessen-Assenmacher
Tel.: +49 228 882-656
Fax: +49 228 882-9656
Email: nellessen@daad.de

Publications about previous prize winners

  • Video on 2018 prize winner from Hochschule Karlsruhe
  • Article in the magazine "Klenkes - Das Magazin für junge Aachener" about the selected DAAD prize winner 2017 Najia Harrabi from the Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia (published January 2018)
  • Video on 2016 prize winner from Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Video on 2014 prize winner from Hochschule Karlsruhe