As of now, we expect the RISE programs to resume as planned in 2022. The pandemic continues to develop dynamically in many countries. Under certain conditions RISE internships could take place virtually, too. Please note the valid entry restrictions for internships.

This program gives North American, British and Irish students and PhD students in the fields of science and engineering the opportunity to gain work and research experience while doing an internship in a German company or at a non-university research institution with strong relation to industry.

Who can apply?

Master’s students and PhD students from North American, British and Irish Universities who must be fully enrolled at the time of the internship in the fields of science or engineering. Depending on the internship, recent graduates who graduated no more than 8 months ago are also eligible to apply, if they graduated no more than 8 months ago at the time of application. Undergraduate students who are RISE Germany alumni are also welcome to apply. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. The application is completely online at www.daad.de/rise-pro

What can be funded?

Research internships in German companies or at non-university research institutions with a strong industry impact.

Duration of the funding

3 months (min. 10 weeks) up to six months


  • A monthly scholarship of
    - 861 Euros for undergraduate and Master’s students
    - 1,200 Euros for PhD students
    (The internship providers contribute 500 Euros of this monthly rate)

  • health-, accident and private liability insurance
  • a three day meeting of all RISE Professional scholars in Germany (depending on the dynamic of the pandemic situation)
  • a lump sum of 160 Euros for travel within Germany
  • a lump sum towards international travel costs
  • for those who plan to attend an accompanying language course in Germany, DAAD will cover 70 % of course-fees (max. 250 Euros).
Attention: Recent graduates and interns doing an internship longer than three months receive the German minimum wage from the internship providers and no monthly rate by DAAD.

More detailed information

Please find detailed information about the program at www.daad.de/rise-pro

Please note:
As the DAAD Portal is not fully compatible with mobile devices please use a desktop or laptop computer to submit your application. Technical requirements

The Portal is currently closed for this programme. Please look up Application Procedure to find the relevant application deadline.