About DAAD


About DAAD

DAAD - What is it?

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 abroadassists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy. Read more ...

Our Islamabad based DAAD Information Center

  • Provides information about study and research in Germany.

  • Announces and administers DAAD funding programmes and informs about programmes of other German or European funding organisations.

  • Assists the Higher Education Commission in the administration of their scholarship programmes for Germany.

The DAAD is not a commercial consultancy or recruitment agency. Thus, we can only provide information about study and research in Germany. We do not, however, receive or process applications to German universities. All applicants have to contact the respective university on their own. (We do, however, receive and process applications to DAAD scholarship programmes.)

Warning against false "agents"!

We have been informed that at several places in Pakistan, people have been asked to pay fees for DAAD and visa application to "agents" pretending to act on behalf of the DAAD or the German Embassy.
Please note: DAAD is offering its services free of charge! Scholarships are awarded strictly on merit. There is not way to improve your chances by paying money to any "agent". Please report any such incidents to the DAAD information center (info@daad.org.pk).