DAAD is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) .
DAAD scholarships and programmes
The DAAD grants administered by the DAAD abroad are available to students of all academic disciplines and at each academic degree level, including undergraduates, graduating undergraduates and recent graduates with a BA, Masters degree students, doctoral students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.
The DAAD worldwide network also includes around 50 information centres and around 450 DAAD lecturer positions.
The DAAD is mainly funded by the German government and the European Union. In 2012, the DAAD received 407.4 million Euro.
- Foreign Office (Germany): EUR 178.6m
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany): EUR 96.8m
- Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany): EUR 37.2m
- European Union: EUR 57.2m
- Others: EUR 37.6m