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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 undergraduate 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 a 750 per month scholarship, insurance, and assistance with international travel costs. About 300 scholarships are available.

Application Dates
Application Opens: November 1
Deadline: December 15

Last updated, October 2019

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

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