What will be funded?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) priory funding line "Sustainable Water Management (NaWaM)" funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports 20 students from Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, Jordan and - for the first time in 2015 - also from Thailand and Cambodia to participate in this summer school.

  • Course fee: fully funded
  • Accomodation: you will receive 750 € upon arrival to pay your accomodation and daily living.
  • Travel: lump sums are funded (Indoneisa 875 €, Iran 650 €, Jordan 400 €, Mongolia 850 €, Vietnam 775 €, Cambodia 1050 €, Thailand 725 €)

Who is funding?




DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

The DAAD runs over 250 programmes, through which it funds more than 74,000 German and foreign scholars worldwide per annum. These programmes range from semesters abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information-gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad. It supports the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.

The DAAD’s programmes have the following five strategic goals:

  • to encourage outstanding young students and academics from abroad to come to Germany for study and research visits and, if possible, to maintain   contact with them as partners life-long;
  • to qualify young German researchers and professionals at the very best institutions around the world in a spirit of tolerance and openness;
  • to promote the internationality and appeal of Germany’s institutions of higher education;
  • to support German language, literature and cultural studies at foreign universities;
  • to assist developing countries in the southern hemisphere and reforming countries in the former Eastern Bloc in the establishment of effective higher education systems.




BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Education and research are a Federal Government policy priority, which is reflected in the development of the funding it is making available to these fields. You will find more detailed information on all these issues on the their website.



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