The German Academic Exchange Service promotes musicians and artists with special funding programmes.
The Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme is addressed to students in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, film and dance/performance and aims to intensify the exchange of artistic experiences and the preoccupation with current cultural issues of other countries.
The Artists-in-Residence Worpswede see themselves as a place of international encounter. They aim to promote professional artists in the fields of the fine and visual arts and sound art. They also support the projects of the funded artists and present these to the public.
The Foundation Artists’ Village Schöppingen promotes authors and artists and awards grants in the field New Media and Composition.
The Academy Schloss Solitude offers young artists with an international scholarship programme in the fields of fine/visual arts and performing arts, architecture, music, literature, design, film/video, and theatre.
The Hertie Scholarship Programme is intended for Central and Eastern European members of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra that promotes young musicians by giving highly-talented young musicians the opportunity to gain valuable orchestra experience outside their home countries.
The Artists’ Residence Schloss Balmoral offers scholarships to international visual artists in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, video as well as new media and landscape art/design.
The Artists’ House Luke in Ahrenshoop sees itself as a place for artistic work and for international meeting and encounter. The programme also aims to facilitate interesting forms of collaboration between the individual art forms. The programme's international context focuses on the Baltic littoral states.
The DAAD Higher Education Cooperation Programmes for developing countries offers stipends for experts and management in the areas administration, industry, and education as well as cooperation with institutions of higher education to expand the spectrum of teaching and research.
With the programme Postgraduate Training scholarships to participants from developing countries for the Postgraduate Courses with Relevance to Developing Countries are provided.
Physicians from developing countries are well prepared within the framework of the Medical Programme for their return and work in their home country.
The Sur-place/Third Country Programme advances the education of young university teachers from developing countries, particularly Africa. Besides it awards country-related scholarships for young academics and researchers from Argentina, Chile and Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Sudan.
The Alumni Special Projects combine an education event at a German university with a visit to a subject-related fair.
With the programme German-Arab/Iranian Higher Education Dialogue the DAAD supports higher education partnership projects focusing the cultural dialogue with the Islamic world. Fundable are dialogue-oriented partnership projects between German institutions of higher education and its partners in Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa and Iran in all disciplines, from the arts, urban planning, to civil engineering and medicine.
German Palestinian Orchestra Cooperation - musical project of the university of Bonn with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine,
Selfperception and Perception of the Other in Politics, History and Culture - humanistic academic dialogue of the universities Erlangen and Damascus,
German and Arabic Translators in Action - project for the support of the linguistic and cultural exchange between the university of Leipzig, the Sana'a University in Yemen, the Ain Shams University in Cairo, the Ecole Supérieure Roi Fahd de Traduction in Tangier and the German-Jordanian University,
Hiwar Fanni-Transart - artistic dialogue project of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig with the Helwan University in Cairo, the Damascus University, the Lebanese University and the Balqa University in Jordan.