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Title: DAAD funded academic exchange with North America Dr' Christian Schfer Head of Section, North America


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DAAD funded academic exchange with North
AmericaDr. Christian SchäferHead of Section,
North Americaschaefer_at_daad.de
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  • All countries
  • All levels of higher education
  • All fields of study

The DAAD network worldwide
14 DAAD Regional Offices
47 Information Centres (IC)
St. Petersburg
Nowosibirsk
Riga
Moskau
Warschau
Minsk
London
Kiew
Prag
Paris
Budapest
Tiflis
Almaty
Bukarest
Toronto
Taschkent
New York
Bischkek
Barcelona
Rom
Istanbul
Baku
Seoul
Tokio
Duschanbe
Peking
San Francisco
Erivan
Ankara
Athen
Teheran
Shanghai
East Jerusalem
Kairo
Guangzhou
Taipei
Havanna
New Delhi
Hong Kong
Mexiko Stadt
Mumbai
Hanoi
Khartoum
Chennai
Bangkok
Caracas
Ho Chi Minh Stadt
San José
Kuala Lumpur
Bogota
Accra
Nairobi
Singapur
Jakarta
Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo
Johannesburg
Sydney
Santiago de Chile
Buenos Aires
Auckland
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The DAAD network in the United States
  • Liaison Offices
  • German Universities
  • New York
  • DAAD Office
  • New York
  • DAAD Information Center
  • San Francisco

DAAD fellows and Alumni
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Brandenburg Liaison OfficeBrandenburgische
LRKLAUF e.V.ConRuhrU BochumU DortmundU
Duisburg-Essene²HU BerlinU Leipzig4
DesignFH Schwäbisch-GmündFH PforzheimFH
KonstanzFH Stuttgart
Liaison Offices German Universities in New York
German University Alliance FU Berlin LMU
München Hessen Universities UAS7 - German
Universities of Applied Science FHW Berlin H
Bremen FH Köln HAW Hamburg FH München FH
Osnabrück FH Münster
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The main DAAD opportunities
  • Individual scholarships (undergraduates,
    graduates, PhD students, postdocs,
    scientists)
  • International educational partnerships and degree
    programs
  • Project related exchange of young academics and
    scientists

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Individual scholarships(undergraduates,
graduates, PhD students, postdocs, scientists)
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Individual scholarships (undergraduates,
graduates, PhD students, postdocs)
Undergraduate scholarships 4 10 months
Study scholarships 10 24 months
Research scholarships 1 - 10 months Extension
possible
Germany
Masters Degree studies
Bachelors Degree studies
Doctor Degree studies
Post Doctoral research
Grundstudium
Hauptstudium
USA
1 semester Thesis work
1 semester Thesis work
Short-term
1-6 months
3-6 months
Long-term
1 year , extension possible, depending on type
of studies
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Scholarships for students, graduates and
post-docsSelection criteria
  • Academic criteria
  • Academic qualification
  • Letters of reference
  • Proficiency in English
  • Non-academic criteria
  • The project
  • Preparation (quality, feasibility)
  • Choice of host institution
  • Suitability (overall plan of studies, job
    perspectives)

Important The relative importance of each
criterion depends on the academic level Academic
selection committees Some programs with personal
interviews Some programs with pre-selection
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Scholarships for students, graduatesand
post-docsSupport by DAAD
  • Advising before departure and while staying in
    the host country
  • Invitation to scholarship holder meetings
  • Travel allowance
  • Monthly allowance
  • Tuition fees (capped to 10.200 Euro for US
    universities)
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Activities for alumni

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How much do we pay to German scholars?
Scholarships of 4-12 months duration a
limited number of tuition waivers is available
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A Useful Program to Intensify Cooperation Between
German and US Research Groups
Kurzfristige Studienaufenthalte für
Abschlussarbeiten von Studierenden
Students who are working on their thesis
(Bachelor, Master, Diploma) spend some time in
the US laboratory to perform experiments.
  • Advantages
  • Cooperation between labs is intensified
  • Exchange of techniques is made possible
  • A good integration at the host university is
    ensured
  • No tuition fees

Comparable scholarships (short-term and one year)
are offered to PhD students and postdocs
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Opportunities for Internationalizing Teaching
DAAD Visiting Professorship Program 1 month to 4
years, depending on model Compensation according
to the salary scales for German
universities Additional allowances for travel,
luggage and health insurance Co-financing by the
German university Application by the German
university to DAAD Bonn
Germany
USA
Kurzzeitdozentur 1-6 months, co-financing by
host university DAAD covers travel costs and
provides daily/monthly allowances Applications
have to be submitted to DAAD Bonn
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Group study visits
Group Study Visits Group of 10-15 students (plus
one accompanying faculty member) DAAD subsidizes
room and board Applications submitted to DAAD New
York
Germany
USA
Studienreisen, Studienpraktika Group of 5 to 15
students (plus one accompanying faculty
member) DAAD subsidizes room and
board Applications submitted to DAAD Bonn
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RISE - Research Internships in Science and
Engineering
  • The Ph.D. Students
  • offer projects which are of benefit
  • to their own research work
  • They take responsibility if there are
  • any problems (e.g. housing,
  • administrative needs, social
  • integration)
  • The U.S. Student
  • gets practical and theoretical insight into
    a research project
  • cooperates with young Germans on a daily
    basis
  • has access to the social network of the
    research group

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  • Home ? Studieren, Forschen und Lehren im Ausland
  • ? Fördermöglichkeiten ? Stipendiendatenbak

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www.funding-guide.de
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International educational partnershipsand degree
programs
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Programs to intensify cooperation betweenGerman
and US university departments
1. Internationale Studien- und
Ausbildungspartnerschaften (ISAP) International
Partnerships in Higher Education
  • The partnerships are arranged for specific
    fields
  • Credits are accepted, tuition fees are (partly)
    waived
  • Applications are submitted by the German
    university
  • The DAAD provides financial support for the
    German students and the German partner
    institution.

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207 ISAP projects in 2005 - regional
distribution
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German ISAP Students Distribution by Target
Countries (2005)
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2. Integrated International Double
Degree Courses
  • Requirements Selection Criteria
  • Funded double degree courses must meet the
    following criteria
  • the two universities must agree on a joint
    curriculum which as far as possible ensures that
    the subjects complement each other and
    additionally delivers intercultural competence
  • at least one academic year (2 semesters) of
    Bachelors studies completed at the foreign
    partner university or half a year (1 semester) in
    the case of Masters courses
  • the universities must agree on how to admit
    students to the joint course and on how to
    jointly organize the final examination

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Integrated InternationalDouble Degree Courses
  • proof of at least 5 participants from each side
    (at the start of the establishment phase
    generally after 5 years of funding)
  • agreement on credit transfer (e.g. for Erasmus
    countries - ECTS) to ensure that academic
    achievements abroad are duly recognized
  • intensive language preparation for the exchange
    students and measures to ensure sufficient
    knowledge of the language of instruction
  • award of a degree by each partner university
    (double degree) or of a common degree (joint
    degree)
  • information on the degree in the form of a
    Diploma Supplement
  • joint study and examination regulations (to be
    adopted at the latest by the start of the
    establishment phase)

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Project related exchange of young academics and
scientists
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 DAAD Programmes for Co-operative Research
Grants(Programme des Projektbezogenen
Personenaustausches PPP)Ø    Individuals are
funded within the framework of well-defined
research proposals necessitating international
co-operation. Ø    Special emphasis lies on the
support of young scholars, i.e. graduate students
working on their thesis, Ph.D. and postdoctoral
students. Ø    The DAAD grants an allowance to
the German participants for travel and residence
costs.  Ø    Primary financing for the
co-operative research project, including
personnel costs, must be provided by other
sources on both sides.
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USA-GER DAAD support awarded in 2005
USA
GER
USA
GER
Students and Graduates
1.787
865
One year fellowships
118
159
One semester fellowships
35
51
Short-term fellowships
119
190
International Partnership in Higher Education
315
Scientists, Artists and Administrators
197
175
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DAAD/Ref.315/2003 24
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http//www.fas.harvard.edu/curriculum-review/HCCR_
Report.pdf
Every Harvard College student should be expected
to complete an international experience, defined
as study, research, or work abroad ...
DAAD/Ref.315/2003 54
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U.S. Study Abroad students
Totals
Destination Germany
DAAD/Ref.315/2003 54
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U.S. Students Studying Abroad
TOTAL 191,321 United Kingdom 32,237 Italy 21,922
Spain 20,080 France 13,718 Australia 11,418 Mexic
o 9,293 Germany 5,985 Academic year
2003/04 (Open Doors 2005)
7.1
DAAD/Ref.315/2003 50
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Barriers for US Students
  • Students think that their knowledge of German is
    not adequate
  • Many curricula are highly proscribed and
    discouraging of time off
  • Faculty is not convinced of the value of study or
    work abroad
  • Credit transfer of coursework done in Germany is
    difficult
  • The German academic calendar is inconvenient
  • Financial pressure forces students to work during
    break periods
  • Students do not see the value of adding global
    experiences to their portfolio

DAAD/Ref.315/2003 54
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Internationale Studierende in den USA
Abnahme?
Internationale Studierende
2004
Jahr
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German students in the U.S.
  • The number of German students in the U.S. is
    decreasing
  • 2000/2001 10,128
  • 2001/2002 9,613 (-5.1 )
  • 2002/2003 9,302 (-3.2 )
  • 2003/2004 8,745 (-6.0 )
  • 2004/2005 8,640 (-1.2 )

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German Students Studying Abroad
TOTAL 55,250 United Kingdom 10,495 United
States 9,302 Switzerland 6,131 France 5,792 Aust
ria 5,486 Spain 4,400 The Netherlands 4,200 Sweden
2,300 Australia 1,330 Canada 770 Academic year
2002 (Wissenschaft weltoffen 2005)
DAAD/Ref.315/2003 50
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