Welcome at the DAAD Information Centre in Riga for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania!
On our pages, you will find information of all kinds about studying and doing research in Germany. We are here to help you with organizing and conducting academic collaboration between institutions in Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We provide advice regarding scholarships for students and researchers at all levels of their academic education and career. In addition, we understand ourselves as a nexus for the work of German Philologists and other German-related academic activities in North Eastern Europe.
Working hours this week
please note the changed working hours in the week from 22.10.-26.10.:
Cordial invitation to our Oktoberfest!
DAAD scholarships for 2019 announced
The deadlines for the DAAD scholarships for the year 2019 have been announced - the cutoff dates are at different points throughout autumn 2018. If you follow the link of your scholarship of choice, you can register on the DAAD website and submit the application. More detailed information is also available on www.funding-guide.de. Individual consultation - in person, by telephone or email - is possible at any point during our opening hours.
Scholarship offers for undergraduate and graduate students
Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field of the Performing Arts. Deadline October 31, 2018.
Study Scholarship for Graduates of All Disciplines. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Fine Arts, Design/ Visual Communication and Film. Deadline November 30, 2018.
Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Foestry (IASTE)
University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates. Deadline December 1, 2018.
Scholarship offers for PhD students and scientists
Research Grants - Short Term Grants. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Research Grants - One Year Grant. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Study Visits for Academics - Artists and Architects. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Research Grants - Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degree. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes. Deadline November 15, 2018.
Study Visits by Groups of Foreign Students. Deadline November 1, 2018.
Re-Invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders. Deadline November 15, 2018.
In addition to our everyday activities, we also organise information events on a regular basis. In addition to the events shown in the calender, we will also gladly visit your organisation – regardless if you work for a school, a university, a business enterprise, a political institution, an NGO or another institution. Topics can be agreed individually – our visit may be a lecture, a participation in a discussion, a personal conversation with a small group or take any other foirm.
Additionally, we are also happy to participate in career consultation events or fairs, "International Days", "Study Abroad" fairs and in similar events at your institution.
Our events can be held in either German, English, Latvian or a mixture of these languages. Events with elements of Estonian, Lithuanian or Russian are also possible with prior arrangement.
Our regular services are for free.
Even though we are open to individual arrangements, we suggest the following standard events for our visit in your institution:
1. "Classical" information lectures: A presentation on studying and research opportunities in Germany, as well as on scholarships (the focus of the lecture may shift between studying and research according to prior agreement).
2. A life with the German language from kindergarten to a research scholarship: Opportunities of proficiency in the German language (suited for e.g. teenagers and parents of smaller children).
3. The German language in the world and in the Baltic region in history and today - still an important international language
4. Scholarship applications workshops for students and/or researchers.
5. Quizzes and games – the German language and Germany: Closer than you might think! Suited for teenagers. The event may include a practical "linguistic landscape" investigation of the presence of the German language in the neighbourhood of your organisation.
6. German for children – a playful look at a language not quite as foreign as children may think, and at things related to it.