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DAAD Scholarships for Germans

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Country Code: P163
Name of Programme: DAAD Scholarships for Germans
Organisation responsible for the programme: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Type of organisation: Other
Country: Germany
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Starting Date 1950
Ending date
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Programme Description
General and specific objectives
The DAAD is a joint organisation of Germany’s higher education institutions and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and researchers. The DAAD is the agency responsible for raising the international profile of Germany’s higher education institutions and simultaneously serves as a “mediating organisation” in the government’s foreign, European, development and higher education policies. One of the DAAD’s main objectives is to promote outstanding young German academics in order to qualify them as open-minded future managers, executives and leaders in education, science and research, culture, business and industry, politics and the media in the spirit of international and intercultural experience. (Goal 2)
 
Priority actions
To promote young German professionals wishing to study or research abroad
- General individual grants and scholarships for German students, trainees and interns, (post)graduates, academics and researchers, artists and administrators
- Support and placement programmes for trainees and interns
- Group trips for students
- Language courses and specialised courses

 
Management and coordination
As an association under private law, the DAAD is governed by the DAAD Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees and the General Assembly (members: 229 higher education institutions and 123 student bodies). Their tasks include supporting, monitoring and being involved in the development of the strategic plans and new programme concepts. The self-governing nature of the DAAD includes a policy of all funding decisions being made by independent academic Selection Committees.

The DAAD’s German Head Office in Bonn is the home and registered office of the executive management, where the majority of its staff work, and the hub for all of its national and international activities. The DAAD also maintains an office in the German capital Berlin and 14 Regional Offices around the world. At the end of 2007, the number of permanent, project and external staff in Germany and abroad was approximately 600 altogether.

 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
The DAAD funds the academic and personal training of outstanding German students, interns and trainees, (post)graduates and young or junior researchers. The DAAD enables them to complete study or research visits at the best universities around the world by awarding scholarships and grants that are largely funded from the budget of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The DAAD also funds group travels for German students to foreign countries and specialised courses for German students at foreign universities. Finally, the DAAD helps German students to find companies which provide internships abroad.
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