German funding organization for the international exchange of students ‘DAAD’ turns 60

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Pursuing an academic course in Germany remains very attractive to the students in India and its neighboring countries like Sri Lanka and Bhutan that is facilitated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD India) which turned 60 recently.

“This year we celebrate 60 years of DAAD in India. Its German Academic Exchage Service that provides information and facilitates the university partnership program and funds scholarship. Did you know by the way that 25,000 Indian students are studying in Germany which is by far the highest number of students in Europe? ” said German Ambassador to India Walter Lindner.

“And of course, many of them are studying engineering and natural sciences but there are students who are also studying music and arts. It’s great that it is so interesting to study in Germany. It’s so strong even despite the corona restrictions. We are doing everything to facilitate the visa appointments in the embassy or at the consulates,” he adds.

The New Delhi office of the DAAD, established in 1960, promotes academic exchange between Germany and India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka. It supports academicians and scientists in fulfilling their academic and scientific pursuits by providing financial assistance. DAAD is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and is functioning as an official agency in accordance with the Cultural agreement between Germany and India of March 1969.

The DAAD provides information about education in Germany, grants scholarships to students, invites scientists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to Germany as well as those from Germany to these countries, and supports bilateral research projects.

The DAAD activities in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Bhutan are carried out by the Regional Office in New Delhi with support of the DAAD Information Point in these countries.

Apart from which DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme offers an opportunity to the students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. studies in the field of Engineering, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Public Health or Good Governance at IIT Bombay.



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