DAAD (with funds from the Federal Foreign Office)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and scholars. Since its founding in 1925, the DAAD has supported around 2.6 million academics at home and abroad. It receives support from German universities and their students - in 2020, 242 universities and 105 student councils were registered members.
The DAAD is mainly funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. Other sponsors are foreign governments, companies, foundations and the “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft”. The DAAD's head office is located in Bonn, and the DAAD also maintains an office in Berlin, to which the renowned Artists-in-Berlin Program is affiliated. A network of 68 foreign offices and around 470 lectureships worldwide maintains contact with the most important partner countries on all continents and provides advisory services on the ground.