German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest organization promoting academic and scientific exchange in the world. Since its founding in 1925, DAAD has supported around 1.9 million students, both in Germany and other countries. Its functions go far beyond providing scholarships: DAAD propels the internationalization of higher education institutions in Germany, promotes the German language and German studies abroad, helps developing countries to establish effective universities and advises decision makers in matters of education policy, scientific cooperation and development.

In 2013, DAAD funded almost 120,000 students, graduates, doctoral candidates, researchers and teachers, Germans and foreigners, around the world. In the same year, DAAD funded 988 German grant winners in Brazil - from students to university professors. Furthermore, 3,057 Brazilians studied, researched and taught that year in Germany.

Worldwide, the DAAD is represented by 15 regional offices and 55 information centers. In Brazil, the DAAD has had a regional office since 1972 in Rio de Janeiro and an Information Center in São Paulo, located in the German House of Science and Innovation São Paulo (DWIH-SP).

The DAAD has maintained a long-standing partnership with the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes), a foundation of the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq); these are two of the most important Brazilian institutions for research support. Together, they direct "Science Without Borders," a Brazilian government program to promote international mobility and exchange, to promote the internationalization of science and increase competitiveness in Brazil.


Centro de Informação São Paulo
Anna Barkhausen
c / o Centro Alemão de Ciência e Inovação São Paulo (DWIH-SP)

Rua Verbo Divino, 1488, bloco D, térreo
04719-904 São Paulo - SP
Tel .: +55 (11) 5189-8302
Email: [email protected]

DAAD Rio de Janeiro
Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes 37
22251-080 Rio de Janeiro
Tel .: +55 (21) 2553 3296
Fax: +55 (21) 2553 9261
Email: [email protected]