RISE Germany – Application portal

You meet all the application requirements for the RISE Germany program! Great! Then you are ready to get started.

Prepare your application completely online at the RISE Germany internship database. Please register in the database from November 1, 2020 onwards. Search for all offered internship positions and memorize the interesting ones in a list, then apply for up to three projects.

Which documents do you need? (pdf format)

  1. Motivation letter for each project you apply for
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. List of courses, as a supplement to the official transcript, you will have completed by the time the internship begins
  4. Up-to-date official university/college transcript
  5. Verification / certificate of enrollment (download document)
  6. Letter of reference from a senior academic (holds at least a PhD degree) in your field of study from your home university. Please enter in the online form name and email address of your referee. The referee receives automatically an email with a link to upload his letter to your application.

Please read the FAQ’s carefully for more detailed information about the required documents.

Please note:

  • Only complete applications will be passed to the internship providers.
  • You may be contacted by the internship provider to discuss any question related to the application.


Daniela Wiesen
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
phone: +49 (228) 882- 425
email: rise-germany@daad.de

Office hours:
Monday – Thursday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Friday (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)