DAAD North America: RISE Germany

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Deadline: Dec 15, 2020 2:59pm PST

Grant amount: Up to €2,000

Fields of work: Engineering Chemistry Physics Biology Earth Science

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Germany

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

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RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

  • Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)
  • DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses
  • Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors
  • German language is not required and the working language will be in English

You can start your internship between May 15 and July 12, 2021 for a duration of three month (minimum stay ten weeks, maximum stay 90 days). Generally speaking the start dates in the internship offers are meant as a timeframe. They are somewhat flexible and would be determined between you and your internship provider.

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


  • To apply for an internship placement for summer 20201you must:
    • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field) 
    • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
    • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place
  • German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory.
  • The working language will generally be English.

This page was last reviewed May 09, 2020 and last updated May 09, 2020