About us


About us

German Academic Exchange Service / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The DAAD currently provides financial support to more than 74,000 individuals every year by offering funding to students, researchers and academics worldwide. The DAAD also actively promotes Germany as an international study and research destination, and, last but not least, plays a major role in promoting the German language at higher education level worldwide.

The DAAD head office is located in Germany. However, with 15 branch offices across the globe, one of which is the DAAD London Office, and a further 56 international Information Centres, the DAAD is represented by a worldwide network. Read more about the DAAD

The DAAD London Office

First established in 1927 and re-opened after the war in 1952, we are the oldest of 15 DAAD branch offices. Our mission is to foster academic exchange and cooperation with individuals and institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. This website will help you to find information on:

-          Germany as a study and research destination

-          DAAD study and research funding for applicants from the UK and Ireland

-          DAAD project funding in the area of German Studies

-          Learning German

-          DAAD Lektor programme in the UK and Ireland

-          Current DAAD events and projects such as conferences, seminars, competitions

Please note that we provide funding for students and academics in the UK and Ireland to study and carry out research in Germany. If you are an applicant from Germany and looking for funding to study / carry out research in the UK or Ireland, you need to go via DAAD head office in Germany.

The DAAD London office is also the UK liaison office for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)