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.
For summer 2024: The deadline for applications has already expired.

We received 2,358 applications. A new record in numbers. We are reviewing the applications and this takes some time. We kindly ask for your patience, and hope to have reviewed all applications by January 7.

Which documents do you need? (pdf format)

  1. Motivation letter for each project you apply for
  2. Curriculum vitae/resume (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 from the university / certificate of enrollment (download document)
  6. Letter of reference

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

Please note:

  • We have to check the applications first before we forward them to the providers. Only complete applications will be passed to the internship providers. If you have problems with getting official documents due to the pandemic situation, please contact us.
  • 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 – 1:30 pm)