The DAAD-Stiftung is an exclusively operative organisation which offers both sponsors and donors two ways to support students and researchers.

The basic premise of the DAAD-Stiftung is that public authorities cannot be held solely responsible for adequately funding projects which promote international understanding, cooperation and transnational education. The DAAD-Stiftung wishes to provide sponsors the opportunity to help young, talented academics in Germany and abroad advance their academic career by means of a donation or endowment.

The DAAD-Stiftung currently offers two primary funding options:

Individual scholarships / Special funding measures

You can either make a donation of a certain amount or provide capital for an endowment, the returns of which can be used to finance measures on a regular basis, such as
o a summer school scholarship (starting at € 1,500)

o a semester scholarship (starting at € 5,800)

o a full-year scholarship (starting at € 18,000)

How you define your sponsorship or funding project is basically up to you.

If you wish, you can arrange to have your donation or endowment used for a specific purpose, which you may stipulate in a grant agreement with the DAAD-Stiftung. Depending on the type of your donation as well as its intended funding purpose your project may bear a name of your choosing.

Emergency Fund

The DAAD-Stiftung recently established a special funding project of its own called the “Emergency Fund”. This fund supports students and researchers who find themselves faced with unexpected hardship through no fault of their own. If you would like to support this funding programme, we would be happy for any donation you could spare. Even small amounts are more than welcome. They will be added to the fund until enough money has been raised to provide emergency financing to a student in need.