Programmes et services

Funding programmes for foreign alumni

Our alumni programmes provide ongoing support to former DAAD scholarship holders and offer them various funding opportunities within the global DAAD alumni network.

Scientific Literature Programme

Former one-year scholarship holders of all disciplines from developing countries and from the countries of Southeastern and Eastern Europe can apply once a year for specialist literature to help them advance their academic knowledge and qualifications.



Small Equipment Programme

One-year scholarship holders from developing countries and from the countries of Southeastern and Eastern Europe, especially those from the fields of engineering, technology and science and from the agricultural and forestry sciences, can apply for a grant towards for purchase of small equipment and materials.



Equipment Donations Programme

Applications for scientific and research equipment can be submitted by academics and scientists working at a foreign university who completed part of their studies or research in Germany. Applications should be submitted in conjunction with a concrete research or teaching project.



Re-Invitations for Former Postgraduate Course Scholarship Holders

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.



Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

The DAAD offers former scholarship holders the chance to conduct research or take up employment in Germany for up to three months and maintain their academic and professional contacts.




Alumni Special Projects

Scientists and executives from developing countries who have researched or studied in Germany receive further training (one week seminar) at a German university to update knowledge and are subsequently given the chance to attend an international trade fair or specialist forum to make contact with potential research and business partners.



Alumni Magazine

The magazine for DAAD alumni LETTER features fascinating articles on science, culture, Germany and the DAAD alumni network.



In order to support HEIs in developing countries to develop their staff and institutional capacity, the joint programme Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) is offering dialogues activities, trainings and conferences to higher education managers in developing countries since 2005.

Currently DIES has more than 8000 alumni of its different training programmes. With the aim to support DIES alumni as multipliers to be engaged in higher education management and to promote the sustainability of the DIES trainings, the two-year National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) Programme is initiated with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).

Under the NMT programme, DIES alumni will be supported to organise and implement national or regional training activities for higher education managers and academics who have not yet taken part in DIES training courses.

The DIES NMT programme is coordinated and implemented by the Centre for Quality Development of the University of Potsdam. Any questions related to the call and the programme can be addressed to

The online application must be handed in until 25 August 2017 at 12:00 PM CET.

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