Studying in Germany: Integration and Reintegration

You are interested in studying in Germany?
You should consult these websites for a first orientation.

The Site of our colleagues from DAAD offers broad information on universities, study programs, and also on ‘Studying German’. Particularly helpful is the DAAD Research Explorer. We also recommend the Hochschulkompass offered by the Conference of German University Presidents.

The website of the Protestant scholarship programs offers information for Protestant applicants.

You are getting ready for doing post-graduate studies in Germany?
The following websites may be of interest to you:

Most German diplomatic representations have their own homepages. The DAAD also offers information about living, studying, and doing research in Germany. We also recommend the most informative site "Facts about Germany". For general information about the town or city you plan to stay the site of the Association of German Municipalities (Deutscher Städtetag) offers important links. For finding accommodations you should contact the office of Student Services (Studentenwerk) of your university.

You are close to returning home and looking for employment?
You should not miss these sites:

First of all, you cannot start too early thinking of how to set up your professional reintegration at home. Doing internships and gaining work experience is a first step. Internship fairs offer IAESTE and AIESEC. Seminars and further advice on professional re-integration is also offered by World University Service.  Another organization that might help you finding a job back home is CIM. For financial assistance in the process of your professional reintegration you may turn to ZAV. KAAD alumni associations may sometimes also be able to help.


Marcela Bustamante Torres (Colombia)

Marcela Bustamante studied Law in her hometown of Bogotá. Before going to Germany, she practiced law in Colombia and was involved in a number of research projects. Supported by a KAAD-scholarship she completed the master program "Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies" at the Freie Universität Berlin between 2006 and 2008. Following professional activities in Washington D.C. and Lima (Peru) she returned to Bogota in 2012, where she now works for the "Defensoría del Pueblo de Colombia" - a government institution which operates autonomously in the field of defending and promoting human rights.

She is also one of the organizers of the  congress "Paz y Justicia Reconciliación Tradicional" we have planned for the month of February 2016 at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. During that event our alumni plan to establish a KAAD-network of lawyers and political scientists in Latin America.


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