DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering

The RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany program, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, 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). German language is not required; the working language will be in English.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Limitations

Program officials have the option to exclude undergraduates whom they feel are unsuited, but this rarely happens.


Various universities in Germany

Amount, Duration of Award

Students receive a monthly stipend of 750 euros (approximately $815) per month for up to three months to help cover living expenses. Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors. Recipients begin their internship between May 15 and July 10, and stay for a maximum period of three months (10 weeks minimum).

Application Requirements

Deadlines and Notifications