RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
- Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)
- DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses
- Host universities, universities of applied sciences (UAS) and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors or researchers (only UAS)
- German language is not required and the working language will be in English
Information about the Corona Virus
The DAAD is still following the developments regarding the coronavirus in order to flexibly react to changing situations. As of now, we expect the RISE programs to resume as planned in 2021. The pandemic continues to develop dynamically in many countries. Under certain conditions RISE internships could take place virtually, too. Please see DAAD’s information on this point here.
The RISE Germany Team
RISE Germany deadlines
November 1 – December 15, 2020 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)
Letters of reference:
January 14, 2021 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time)
Ranking by providers:
January 18 – February 2, 2021
Announcement of RISE internship positions:
End of February – to mid-March, 2021