RISE Professional

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Grant amount: Up to €3,800

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Germany

Location of residency: Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States

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DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships.

DAAD supports the internationalization of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

RISE Professional

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from USA, Canada, Great Britain or Ireland at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry. RISE Professional is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

  • The program is open for students in the field of biology, chemistry, Computer science, physics, earth science, engineering or a closely related field
  • All participants receive a scholarship from DAAD and an additional stipend from their host company/institution to help cover living expenses
  • Funding is possible for a period of three months in summer or fall
  • German language requirements vary according to the internship placement
  • Undergraduates who are Alumni from the RISE Germany program are also eligible to apply
  • Recent graduates are not eligible to apply
  • All applicants have to be enrolled during the time of the internship

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for a RISE Professional internship you must:
    • be:
      • a full-time student enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program at a North American, British or Irish university (at the time of the internship) in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Earth Science or Engineering (or a closely related field), OR
      • an undergraduate RISE Germany- Alumni in a relevant field studying at a North American, British or Irish university (at the time of the internship)
    • Applicants must prove their enrolment at the time of the internship
    • Recent graduates are not eligible to apply
    • German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. Some require at least an intermediate level of German language skills while others require none at all


  • Recent graduates are not eligible to apply