Stefanie Lohmann

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Head of the administrative office of the DAAD-Stiftung
Tel.: +49 (0)228 882 - 8350


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Administrative associate and accounting manager
Tel.: +49 (0)228 882 - 8351

Dear Visitor!

Do you still remember the wonderful time you spent in a foreign country, taking exciting, informative courses or conducting research?
Or could it be that for some personal reason you never had the opportunity to study or research abroad - and now you wnant to make this dream a reality for someone else?
Whatever your motives might be to personally support a student or a scientist, we cordially invite you to learn more about the DAAD-Stiftung. We offer you the chance to support talented, young people in Germany and abroad and make their academic training a reality.

We would be happy to assist you!

Your team of the DAAD-Stiftung


Alumni of the DAAD-Stiftung share their experience


On the one hand, a scholarship from the DAAD-Stiftung helps the recipients to make academic progress - in their research project or in their studies. In addition, they gain cultural, linguistic and interpersonal impressions. In their reports, they give professional and personal insight.
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The DAAD-Stiftung meets all the criteria


When his father died Dr. Michael Aven decided to do something good with the money he inherited. He did some online research and found out that the DAAD-Stiftung offered everything he was looking for in a charitable institution he wanted to entrust his bequest with. This is also due to the fact that the concept of the Stipendien-Patenschaft (scholarship sponsoring) includes the ideas of the donor.


Garissa Master Scholarship Kenya


In the sense of civil society commitment the DAAD-Stiftung implemented an in-house Stipendien-Patenschaft (individual scholarship) to support students who were affected by the attack on the Kenyan Garissa University by the Shabaab militia in 2015. This grant is made possible by many free donations of our generous donors.


Now I would like to give back


Dr. Wolfgang Knapp is not only supporting the work of the DAAD-Stiftung through a remarkably generous endowment, but also with regular donations from his foundation, GdF-Knapp Stiftung. The internationally active lawyer and DAAD alumnus considers investments in education to be of great social importance.


Stipendien-Patenschaft: This is what it means to beneficiaries


Ipeleng Kgatle is being supported by an individual scholarship (Stipendien-Patenschaft) from the DAAD-Stiftung. The South African singer offers insight into her experiences in Germany - from her studies to her spare time. She values the funding very highly and one day wants to "give back" herself.


The Huber Family meets Dr. Nimer Khraim


The atmosphere was open and warm, almost familial, when Marianne Huber and her son Markus met Nimer Khraim. He had travelled from Hannover to Bonn to meet the family of the man his scholarship was named after.


The scholarship from the DAAD-Stiftung has changed my life


This scholarship has played a key role in achieving my educational dreams and in standing up for my rights as a woman."


Flyer English 2023


The DAAD-Stiftung offers you concise information in its flyer. For friends and everyone interested we put the most relvant details on aims, projects and, of course, funding possibilities in this handy format.


We support students in emergency situations


The Notfall-Fonds is meant for all student who experience unexpected strokes of fate or sudden damaging events which threaten their ability to successfully continue their studies. When all other resources are exhausted the DAAD-Stiftung may grant a one-time support. The fund is sustained by donations.


Board member Professor Fohrmann: Interview on the DAAD-Stiftung

Uni Bonn

In the anniversary issue of the LETTER, DAAD's magazine for its alumni, Professor Fohrmann answers "3 questions to".

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Students from India visit with Chancellor Merkel

Guido Bergmann

Nine Indian master’s students of European Studies had the opportunity to meet with German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at a photo shoot at the Chancellery in Berlin in August 2014.


Scholarship donors meet scholarship recipients

DAAD/Michael Jordan

In March 2014, two scholarship donors of the DAAD-Stiftung met the scholarship holders, whom they are supporting. The DAAD-Stiftung arranged this “meeting of the generations” during the DAAD scholarship holder meeting in Bonn.


Donations and endowments


The DAAD-Stiftung offers several ways to show your personal commitment to worldwide academic exchange. You are free to decide whether to promote the foundation’s own funding project or support another cause which is important to you.