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DAAD RISE Professional Germany

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The DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Professional Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for Master's and Ph.D. students from North America, Great Britain, and Ireland. Summer internships are conducted at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry. tudents are matched with doctoral students and researchers at German institutions, who serve as their mentors. Students receive a monthly living stipend and a travel allowance for the 3-dy RISE meeting in Heidelberg.

Scholarship Amount

€934/month for Master's students and €1200/month for Ph.D. students


  • Be currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program at a North American, British, or Irish university in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, earth science, engineering, or a closely related field
  • German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. Some will require at least an intermediate level of German language skills while others require none at all

NOTE: Recent graduates are not eligible to apply

Application Material

  • DAAD RISE Professional Application
    • List of previous classes
    • Motivation letters addressed to the companies you apply for
    • CV/Resume
    • Transcripts
    • Previous Bachelor and/or Master certificate degree
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a senior academic/professor
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a past employer (if available)


University Deadline:

National Deadline:


November 1, 2023: DAAD RISE Professional Application Opens

December 15, 2023 by 4 pm MST: National Deadline

January: Notification of finalists

March: Notification of selection

Length of Scholarship

3-6 months

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