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DAAD Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE)

DAAD RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain, and Ireland in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance. About 300 scholarships are available.

Summer 2018 Application Dates
Application Opens: November 1
Deadline: December 15

Related awards:
Germany: DAAD Rise Pro (for graduate students); German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Programs; Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)
Other: Fulbright U.S. Student Program; Gilman Scholarship

Last updated: October 2017

Fields of Study:

  • Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Earth Sciences; Engineering


  • Germany

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • 2-3 months


  • December 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad

Fellowship Videos

DAAD RISE and DAAD RISE Pro Tutorial