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Competition Details


Fellowship Website

Summer research internship in the STEM fields with doctoral students at top German universities. No German required for most placements.

Please note: Current students applying for the DAAD must also complete the USC Study Abroad Application due to the Study Abroad Office. If awarded grant, at least 30 days prior to departure you must complete the relevant Study Abroad Application found at the link to Forms and Applications and then Non-Credit Global Learning Programs at

Award Value

€650 a month for an 8-12 week internship, health insurance, €160 for travel within Germany. Assistance in finding affordable housing for the duration of the internship.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Areas of Interest: Summer Opportunity, Study Abroad, Research
Language Funding No
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Intent to Apply Fall 2020 Deadline
Sunday, November 1, 2020

DAAD RISE Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
11:59 p.m. CET

DAAD RISE Letters of Reference Deadline
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
11:59 p.m. CET


Summer Opportunities Session
Friday, January 15, 2021
12:00 PM

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Last updated: July 18, 2019

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