DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)


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.


Current sophomores or juniors at time of application. German language is not required and the working language will be in English

Award Benefits

Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field). DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses, as well as travel expenses to and from Germany. Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors.


Letters of recommendation are due Dec. 17, 2023 by 4:59 p.m. Central.