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Resources for Undergraduates

Germany is a land of ideas, where education, science and research play a central role. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the world for international students. There is a wealth of funding available for undergraduates who are interested in doing an internship or studying in Germany. Selected programs and scholarships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Cultural Vistas (CV), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and others are listed in alphabetical order below.

  • AvH: German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

    A German Chancellor Fellowship allows scientists to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a host in Germany ...

    A German Chancellor Fellowship allows scientists to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a host in Germany you have selected. The programme is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and also incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are encouraged to apply. A Bachelor's or comparable degree is required. Source: humboldt-foundation.de Learn more

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  • CV: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship Program

    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a work/study scholarship program. Funded by the U.S. ...

    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a work/study scholarship program. Funded by the U.S. Congress and German Parliament (Bundestag), the program consists of two months of German language instruction (no prior German knowledge required), a semester at a German university or vocational school, and an internship in the participant's career field, all while living with a German host or in a shared-apartment. The CBYX program is intended primarily for young adults in business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though participants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Learn more

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  • CV: EMGIP - German State Parliaments Fellowship

    The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that ...

    The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand. EMGIP is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education and / or healthcare. Source: Cultural Vistas Learn more

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  • CV: German Work Immersion Study Program

    The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for Vocationally Qualified People "Work Immersion Study Program" (WISP) is a three-month ...

    The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for Vocationally Qualified People "Work Immersion Study Program" (WISP) is a three-month scholarship program designed exclusively for U.S. college students in vocational fields. During their stay in Germany, WISP participants complete a one-month intensive language course in southern Germany and a two month professional internship related to their field of study. Learn more

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  • CV: Internship Programs in Germany

    The Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain international work experience in ...

    The Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain international work experience in Germany, improve their German language skills and experience German culture firsthand. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies and economics. Most internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships. Accepted participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program. A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify. Internships are 3 to 12 months long. Programs start individually at the beginning of each month. Source: Cultural Vistas Learn more

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  • DAAD: EMGIP - Bundestag Internship

    EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in  ...

    EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the administration (Verwaltung), preferably with an office (Sekretariat) working for their preferred commission (Ausschuss). In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament. Please see also EMGIP Landtag in the German State Parliaments adminstered by Cultural Vistas.
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  • DAAD: Funding for Joint Research Collaboration

    The program is available for academics, scientists, graduates, doctoral students, diploma students from Germany and a respective ...

    The program is available for academics, scientists, graduates, doctoral students, diploma students from Germany and a respective partner country with which an appropriate agreement has been signed. It aims to intensify scientific cooperation within the scope of a concrete, joint research project. Learn more

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  • DAAD: German Studies Research Grant

    This specialized DAAD program offers up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate ...

    This specialized DAAD program offers up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/ program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany. Learn more

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  • DAAD: internXchange Summer Journalism Internship Program

    The program developed by the DAAD and the Freie Universität Berlin, provides outstanding young journalism and communications  ...

    The program developed by the DAAD and the Freie Universität Berlin, provides outstanding young journalism and communications students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values and political attitudes in Germany. Participants spend six weeks at the Freie Universität Berlin for a series of full-day seminars on German politics, culture and media. They subsequently embark on an intensive five-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR agency. Students should either be enrolled in a school of journalism or be majoring in a journalism-related field. German language proficiency at least equal to the advanced intermediate level is required. Learn More

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  • DAAD: RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

    RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of ...

    RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Learn more

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  • DAAD: RISE Professional - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

    Recent graduates, Master and PhD students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, ...

    Recent graduates, Master and PhD students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics (or a closely related field) are invited to apply. Undergraduates who are RISE alumni or former DAAD scholarship holders are also eligible. German language requirements depend on the internship position. Learn more

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  • DAAD: Study Scholarship

    Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate students in Canada) or those who have received an ...

    Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate students in Canada) 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. Learn more

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  • DAAD: Undergraduate Scholarship

    Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or ...

    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. Sophomores and juniors (second- and third- year students in Canada) in all academic fields are eligible to apply.
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  • DAAD: University Summer Course Grant

    This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which ...

    This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
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  • International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS)

    This exchange program, run jointly by the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the Humboldt University in Berlin, offers young ...

    This exchange program, run jointly by the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the Humboldt University in Berlin, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work. During a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag the participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Application deadline: June 30, 2014. Source: bundestag.de
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  • UAS7: Internship Program (IP)

    The Internship Program (IP) opens the doors of research laboratories and institutes on UAS7 campuses to students  ...

    The Internship Program (IP) opens the doors of research laboratories and institutes on UAS7 campuses to students in the U.S. and Canada, who join research teams for a project of two to six months. IP projects will be offered in the following fields: aeronautical engineering, architecture, biomedical and bioengineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, energy engineering, ergonomics, life sciences, logistics and management, materials science, mechanical engineering and mechatronics, nanoscience, and physical metrology and applied physics. This is a unique opportunity for students in the U.S. and Canada to experience research at a German university of applied sciences, where faculty research is based on strong connections to regional companies that depend on academic collaborations for R&D.
    Further details and application forms for this program and associated scholarships are available here and via email at info@uas7.org

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  • UAS7: Study and Internship Program (SIP)

    Since 2006, the Study and Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and ...

    Since 2006, the Study and Internship Program (SIP) has enabled highly qualified undergraduates from U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities to experience the German approach to hands-on education at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. SIP students spend a semester studying at a UAS7 member and a semester interning. They may intern on or off-campus. SIP is an option for students in a broad range of applied fields. Further details and application forms for this program and associated scholarships are available here and via email at info@uas7.org

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  • UAS7: Study Program (SP)

    In addition to the Study and Internship Program (SIP), in 2013-14 Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7) will offer  ...

    In addition to the Study and Internship Program (SIP), in 2013-14 Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7) will offer two new competitive programs that include scholarships for all successful applicants. The Study Program (SP) includes a study semester on the campus of one of Germany’s leading universities of applied sciences, which are known for small class sizes and excellent teaching by faculty with backgrounds in business, industry, government and the arts.
    Further details and application forms for this program and associated scholarships are available here and via email at info@uas7.org

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