Funding programmes for alumni

Our alumni programmes provide ongoing support to former DAAD scholarship holders and offer them various funding opportunities within the global DAAD alumni network.

The programmes are usually adressing DAAD alumni. The Alumni Special Projects are targeted at so called Germany alumni.

The DAAD defines DAAD alumni as individuals who have verifiably received at least three months of individual funding from the DAAD.

The DAAD defines Germany alumni as foreign students who have usually studied, conducted research or worked at a German university for at least three months and who are now working abroad again.

The alumni programmes each have their own specific criteria.

Individual funding

  • A group of alumni discussing - Grants for alumni events

    Grants for alumni events

    You would like to exchange expertise and network with other DAAD alumni? DAAD alumnni may organise an alumni seminar and apply for DAAD funding.

  • Two men and two women walking on the Uni campus - Alumni Special Projects

    Alumni Special Projects

    This programme offers DAAD and Germany alumni from developing countries training seminars at German universities, followed by a visit to a trade fair or congress.

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    Re-invitation Programme

    This programme offers former international scholarship holders the opportunity to return to Germany and complete a work or research stay for up to three months.

  • A women sitting in the library and reading a book - Scientific Literature Programme

    Scientific Literature Programme

    Former one-year scholarship holders can apply once a year for specialist literature to help them advance their academic knowledge and qualifications.

  • Mann sitzt vor Bildschwirm und schaut in die Kamera - Material Resources Programme

    Material Resources Programme

    In order to support and strengthen university partnerships, the Material Resources Programme funds equipment university infrastructure in developing countries.

  • Woman in a lab - Small Equipment Programme

    Small Equipment Programme

    Are you returning to your home country after receiving a DAAD scholarship and wish to continue the project you began in Germany? International long-term scholarship holders can apply for a grant to receive small equipment or research related material.

Further information

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    Alumniportal Deutschland

    Germany alumni can cultivate and strengthen contact with one another, as well as organisations, universities and companies.