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DAAD Rise Germany


RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year.

RISE Germany internships were first offered in 2005 to applicants from the United States and Canada, with the program extended to the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2018 we welcome students from Ireland for the first time.  Our objective remains to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering and life sciences, and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany’s research landscape and study opportunities.

Please review the DAAD RISE Germany website for more information: https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/about-the-program/

Apply between November 1 and December 15th, 2017

Program dates

You can start your internship between May 15 and July 9, 2018 for a duration of three month (minimum stay ten weeks). Generally speaking the start dates in the internship offers are meant as a timeframe. They are somewhat flexible and would be determined between you and your PhD supervisor. Get in touch with the PhD student if you have questions about the dates.

Who can apply?

To apply for a internship placement for summer 2018 you must:

  • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)
  • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
  • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.


You will receive a monthly scholarship of 750 Euros for full month. The amount will be calculated on a daily basis if you will stay less than 23 days a month. DAAD provides health insurance, accident and personal liability insurance. All interns are invited to the three-day RISE Germany meeting in Heidelberg at the beginning of July and will receive an allowance of 160 Euros for travel to the meeting.

The scholarship does not cover international travel costs.

Students accepted into this program are encouraged to apply for Go Global's Self Directed Research Abroad Award

How to apply

The application is submitted completely online through the RISE database. If you are interested in participating, the first step for you is to register and to login to access the internship database. Then fill in the online application form and upload all necessary documents.  Please check the list of application documents you must submit at the Application portal. The internship database opens between November 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017.

If accepted into the program students must complete the following pre-departure requirements:

  • Participating in a pre-departure preparation and safety briefing meeting with a Go Global advisor.
  • Completing UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Registry.


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When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

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