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Herzlich Willkommen!:  Study and Research in Germany: Scholarships & Information for Undergrad & Graduate Students DAAD New York Herzlich Willkommen! What is DAAD?:  What is DAAD? We provide scholarships, information, and counseling about studying and research in Germany. German national agency for international academic cooperation and exchange: Independent association of universities Regional Office for Canada and the US in New York City DAAD offers::  DAAD offers: Information, Counseling Different types of Scholarships for Undergraduate, Graduates, PhD candidates and Postdocs Internships, Summer courses, Study and Research All fields of study Why Germany?:  Why Germany? German Higher Education:  German Higher Education Two main types of higher education institutions: Research Universities: undergraduate, professional and doctoral programs Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen): practice-oriented Bachelor’s and Master’s programs Find the best institutions in any field: “CHE Rankings” Searchable English version at www.university-ranking.de Recent Developments: Bologna Process:  Recent Developments: Bologna Process Introduction of Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD (typically 3 + 2 + 3 years) Several hundred international degree programs taught in English Creation of a European Higher Education Area by 2010 New opportunities to enter Germany as a student! Undergraduate Scholarships:  Undergraduate Scholarships Funding for study abroad, internships, or senior thesis research Open to students in all fields Previous knowledge of German not required, but advantageous 4-10 months during the German academic year Around 60 awarded annually RISE :  RISE “Research Internships in Science and Engineering” 6-12 weeks in summer Undergrads work directly with German doctoral students at top labs across country No German required and scholarships and housing assistance are provided 212 interns placed in 2006 RISE professional:  RISE professional For undergraduate DAAD alumni, or any recent graduates or graduate students. 6-12 week summer placements in industry internships with leading German companies. German requirements depend on the Nature of the internship. Scholarships and housing assistance are provided. “I felt that I was much more integrated into Germany's culture than I had felt when I studied.” Andrea Siefers, U Saarbrücken, Engineering Why RISE?:  Why RISE? It was really encouraging to be a part of a large-scale research project, because I really felt like something important and worthwhile. Megan Klevze, TU Freiberg, Environmental Engineering You’re probably asking yourself: Should I apply to the RISE program? Yes, you should definitely apply to the RISE program. I enjoyed my experience in and out of the lab. Stephen Brunner, U Hamburg, Physics EMGIP – Bundestag Internships :  EMGIP – Bundestag Internships Internships for 2 months at German parliament Advanced undergrads or graduate students Fields: political science, int’l relations, law, history, economics, or German. Must be comfortable in written and spoken German Slide12:  DAAD/Ref.315/2003 57 Summer Courses Summer courses at German Universities for juniors, seniors, and grad students Hundreds of courses to choose from Scholarships only for courses taught in German – 2 years minimum language requirement “Put Germany on your Resume”:  “Put Germany on your Resume” 17 new short-term programs taught in English Developed especially with the needs of US students in mind Business, engineering, music composition, political philosophy, architecture, video art and more… All receive DAAD support and our “Quality Seal” New Programs for Undergrads:  New Programs for Undergrads SIP: Study & Internship Program one semester coursework at a U.A.S. one semester internship supervised by U.A.S. for sophomores and juniors (at time of application) language requirements depend on individual program InternXchange 10 weeks in Berlin in the summer for journalism and communication majors and grad students taught program + internships in media good proficiency in German required Study Scholarships:  Study Scholarships Support for one or two years of study in Germany Can be used to earn a Master’s degree – some taught in English – at a German university German language ability should be commensurate with needs 60 awarded annually Research Grants:  Research Grants 1 to 10 months (with the possibility of an extension) For PhD candidates and postdocs, must have well-defined research project (also to complete PhD in Germany) Around 30 short term (< 6 mo.) and 60 long-term awarded annually TIP: Invitation by host institution essential Tips for Success:  Tips for Success Express why a stay in Germany is critical for your academic or professional goals. Obtain a letter of invitation from a German professor or institution. Explain clearly why you chose the location or program you did. Submit quality letters of recommendations. Make sure your application is on time and complete. Intensive Language Courses:  Intensive Language Courses Learn German for 8 weeks at top language institutes in Germany Any field except English, German, or other modern language or literature Must have 3 semesters of college German Partner Grants and other Opportunities:  Partner Grants and other Opportunities DAAD-AICGS Summer Research Fellowship: contemporary German Studies Leo Baeck Institute-DAAD Grant: history/culture of German-speaking Jewry German Studies Research Grants Fulbright: teaching or study/research Bundestag Internship Program Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Erasmus Mundus: Master’s Degrees Direct enrollment: other scholarships (FU-BEST) For more information…:  For more information… Visit our website for the USA and Canada: www.daad.org  Other online resources: www.funding-guide.de www.studyabroadfunding.org www.germany.IIEpassport.org www.higher-education-compass.de Slide21:  DAAD/Ref.315/2003 57 We hope to see you in Germany soon!

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