RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

Welcome to RISE


RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

RISE internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the US and Canada. In 2009 the program has been extended to the UK. Following the first intake of around 100 students in 2005, the number of participants has increased steadily up to 300 and more.
In 2015 RISE hopes to receive many applications from interested BA students of the US, Canada and the UK. About 300 scholarships are available.


To get an impression what RISE has to offer, enjoy the following
three short films:

1) Get a glimpse of German - Language Courses 2012

2) Scholars Meeting Heidelberg 2012

3) Scholars Meeting Dresden 2012

Weitere Themen

Program evaluation

RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. Read this years' findings.
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Program support

RISE was supported in the first five years with generous grant from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Currently it is supported by the Federal Foreign Office. Large industry organizations in the US, Canada, and Germany also support the program. more ...

RISE programs

Please find more information about RISE professional and RISE worldwide here.