Group Study Visits
Please note that this year there will be no May 1th deadline for the group study visit grant due to a re-allocation of funds. We very much regret any inconvenience. The next application deadline will therefore be November 1, 2016 for visits starting early spring of 2017.  
DAAD offers financial support for subject-related academic information visits to Germany organized by faculty members for groups of students. Group Study Visit grants are intended to encourage contact with academic institutions, groups and individuals in Germany, and offer insight into current issues in the academic, scientific, economic, political and cultural realms. 

Eligibility Requirements
    • All departments are eligible for this funding. The visit should be organized and arranged entirely by the home institution and should have a meaningful relationship to its curriculum.

    • The proposed program should also give students a greater understanding of and insight into current issues in the academic, scientific, economic, political and cultural realms in Germany. This part must not make up more than one third of the funding term.

    • The group should consist of 10 to 15 students (plus one accompanying faculty member) affiliated with an accredited US and Canadian university. The students should be at the Bachelor's and Master's level. Individual doctoral candidates may also be funded after consultation with DAAD. The trip should be for 7 to 12 days, although the visits themselves may last longer. Participants may be drawn from more than one institution.

    • DAAD is not responsible for any visa matters regarding entry into Germany or re-entry into the US and Canada for international students.

    • Groups will not be eligible for funding in successive years.
Application Guidelines
• Applications must be filed by a faculty member and should include:

1. Signed application form (It is not necessary to submit names of students at the time of application)
2. Statement of reasons and description of program content outlining exactly how this trip ties into the curriculum. Please note that the sightseeing portion should not be more than one third of the funding term
3. A detailed itinerary
4. Proof of contacts on the German side, especially in higher education (e.g. by submitting copies of correspondence-invitations, confirmations
5. An itemized total budget

Mail your application to:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Group Study Visit Grant
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

• Please note: Only complete applications can be processed. It is therefore highly recommended to begin with the necessary preparations (announcement, recruiting, etc.) as early as possible.
• Application materials will not be returned.
• No reasons for a decision will be given.
Reporting your results
  • DAAD expects the submission of a report on the visit within six weeks of the return from Germany.
  • The final report should be a detailed narrative which outlines your activities and results. It should also include the overall budget of the study tour.
  • DAAD would welcome a copy of any publication resulting from the study tour.
If you have a question regarding Group Study Visits, please contact
If you are NOT of a university in the UNITED STATES or CANADA, please see: DAAD International

 - November 1 (for trips commencing some time between March 1 and June 1 of the following year)

- February 1 (for trips commencing some time between June 1 and September 1 of the same year)

Terms of Award  
  • DAAD offers up to around €9,600 to subsidize room and board, depending on size of group and length of stay.  (€50 per participant per day)  Participants will have to supplement the funding provided by DAAD with resources of their own. Groups will not be eligible for funding in successive years.