Who is the DAAD?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Each year, the DAAD awards tens of thousands of grants and scholarships, allowing German and international scholars to pursue their studies or projects in Germany or abroad.

But that is not all: the DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, provides countries of the Global South with best practices in establishing universities and gives advice in the area of educational and development policy.

  • 134,906

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    German and international students, graduates and researchers received funding in 2021

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    Around 2.8 million people from Germany and abroad have been funded since 1925

    • 1

      DAAD headquarters in Bonn and 1 government liaison office in Berlin

    • 19

      regional offices

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    • 45

      information centres/
      information points

    • 1

      Maison Heinrich Heine in Paris, France

We hope that Destination Germany – Your compass to your studies in Germany will help you with your decision to study in Germany.

Enjoy reading our brochure and finding out more!


If you want to learn more about the DAAD and its work, click here:
www.daad.de > Who we are.