Donations and endowments

DAAD/Lichtenscheidt

The DAAD-Stiftung offers you a number of possibilities to make a personal contribution to worldwide academic exchange. It is entirely on you to decide whether you would like to support one of our own funding projects or rather finance something personally important to you.

In the following, we present an overview of the ways you can support the DAAD-Stiftung and young academics around the world.

We would be happy to provide personal consultation about the right kind of funding method for you.

Our administrative team is looking forward to hearing from you!

Donation account

Please transfer your donation to the following account:

DAAD-Stiftung
Commerzbank Bonn
BIC: COBADEFFXXX
IBAN: DE 35 380 400 07 011 2649900

Your funding possibilities at a glance


Your donations to the DAAD-Stiftung and its funding project

Your donation to our Emergency Fund

With this funding project, the DAAD-Stiftung comes to the aid of students and researchers who suffer unexpected hardship through no fault of their own during their academic careers. With your donation, the DAAD-Stiftung can help them continue their studies when personal or political factors might have otherwise forced them to interrupt or discontinue their studies altogether.

Learn more about the funding goals of the DAAD-Stiftung.

Donation modalities: You may donate to the funding project once, several times or on a regular basis. Every donation helps – no matter how small.

Donations with a specified purpose

Your donation, your idea

By making a purpose-specific donation, you can decide how your donation should be used. Your instructions are formalised in an individual grant agreement. We guarantee that your money will be allocated to the purpose that you have specified.

Donation modalities: You can make a purpose-specific donation once, several times or on a regular basis. For better effectiveness and administrative reasons, we recommend making a minimum donation of 10,000 euros.


Your endowment for the funding project of the DAAD-Stiftung

Your investment in the DAAD-Stiftung

By providing an endowment, you help increase the capital of the DAAD-Stiftung. The earned revenues from this capital base allow the foundation to finance measures as put forth in the charter of the foundation, the funding project, initiated and managed by the foundation itself.

Endowment modalities: You can contribute an endowment to the funding project once, several times or on a regular basis. For better effectiveness and administrative reasons, we recommend contributing a minimum endowment of 1,000 euros.

Endowment with a specified purpose

Your endowment, your goals

By contributing a purpose-specific endowment, you can decide how the earned revenues should be used. Your instructions are formalised in an individual grant agreement. We guarantee that your money will be allocated to the purpose that you have specified.

Endowment modalities: You can contribute an endowment to the funding project once, several times or on a regular basis. For better effectiveness and administrative reasons, we recommend contributing a minimum endowment of 100,000 euros.


Arranging your affairs

Planning your legacy

Do you share the values and goals of the DAAD-Stiftung and wish to convey this in a special way? You can support the DAAD-Stiftung in the long term by means of estate planning. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the terms for setting up a trust in your name.


Raising funds for a special occasion

Giving the gift of hope

There are occasions in private and public life, at which relatives and acquaintances are willing to donate to a special cause. Naturally, you have the possibility to ask for such donations to support the charitable work of the DAAD-Stiftung.

Donations made to a person’s memory can instil meaning to an otherwise sad occasion. If you feel that making a donation in condolence is a fitting way to do something meaningful and offer hope to others, please contact us at the DAAD-Stiftung.

Make a personal festivity an occasion to raise funds for academics and researchers in need! We would be happy to help you prepare and organise a fundraiser for celebrations, such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties etc. For those who wish to donate their gifts to students and/or researchers in need, it’s a perfect way of spreading the joy.