*All information taken from DAAD scholarship website

I. DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Program Description

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

Program Benefits

Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.  Note: The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year. 


Each year, an independent selection committee of academics and international education experts is assembled to select the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees. This committee is looking for students who:

  • DAAD awards are open to non-US (international) students – foreign nationals may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American university for at least one year at the time of application.
  • Are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany
  • Are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
  • Possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
  • Have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
  • Submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
  • Demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
  • Are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
  • Will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their bachelor's degree.

*German dual-citizens are eligible to apply if all higher education was in the US. 

Application Process

DAAD candidates do not have to be endorsed by Olin.  For information on the application process and FAQs, click here. 

Check website for deadline. 

II. DAAD Study Scholarship

Highly qualified graduating seniors or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full master's degree program at a German university. Monthly stipends are approximately €750 along with health insurance and subsidy for travel costs.

For more information on the requirements and application process, click here.

III. DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

DAAD, in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany, is pleased to offer summer internships in Germany for US and Canadian undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE fellows work directly with doctoral students in research groups at top German universities and institutions and can expect to gain serious hands-on research experience.  Every RISE intern receives a pro-rated monthly scholarship of approximately €650 for any period of eight weeks to three months between June and August. DAAD also provides health and accident insurance. 

This program is administered by DAAD's headquarters in Bonn, Germany.  Click here for the complete program description and application guidelines.