Cultural events (e.g. concert tours) can be funded when the focus is on meeting students and university teachers from a relevant academic field and this academic relevance is appropriately documented.
Funding cannot be provided for annual repeat visits (by applicants, faculties or departments); each applicant, faculty or department can only be considered for a maximum of one application per year.
Funding cannot be provided for required/obligatory excursions or for measures that have already been completed.
Study visits, study seminars or practicals should last no less than 7 days.
Funding is available for a maximum of 12 days (including travel days), although the visits themselves may last longer.
The DAAD takes out health, accident and public/private liability insurance for each funded group.
1. Study Visits
For groups other than Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States;
2. Study Seminars and Practicals
For groups other than those in;
Funding can be provided for groups of students who are fully matriculated in their third semester (2nd year) or higher in a relevant degree programme at a foreign university and who are travelling in a group headed by a university teacher.
Subject to approval by the DAAD, individual doctoral students can also be funded. Groups should be made up of at least 10 and must not, as a rule, exceed 15 persons.
In addition, funding can be provided for one university teacher as group leader.
The DAAD is only able to process punctually submitted, fully completed applications.
The DAAD regrets that it is unable to ask for any missing papers or documents to be submitted.
Applications may be placed by university teachers from a foreign university. Applications must be written in German or English and submitted via the DAAD Regional Offices or German Embassies, which will forward the applications to the DAAD together with a statement.
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Desk Officer Responsible: Ms Katharina Klein
Telephone: +49 (0)228/882-370
Fax: +49 (0)228/882-447
E-Mail: k.klein [at] daad.de
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.