About the program
RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students and researchers (only from universities of applied sciences, UAS) – whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.
RISE Germany internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the United States and Canada, with the program extended to the United Kingdom in 2009 and Ireland in 2018. Our objective remains to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences, and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany’s research landscape and study opportunities.
Due to the pandemic situation, RISE was cancelled for 2020. 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. For any updates, please check the RISE website.