Regional Group Berlin

Stipendiaten auf dem Dach des Auswaertigen Amtes

The Multifaceted Capital City

We cater for DAAD scholarship holders and alumni in Berlin and Potsdam. Discover the many facets of Berlin! Observe politics in the Reichstag, stroll around the Pergamon Museum, or experience multicultural Kreuzberg. We would like to show you our Berlin and your host country.

We are former DAAD scholarship holders from Germany and elsewhere. We meet for our regular informal gathering in the ‘Café Hardenberg’ on every first Monday of the month. There you can meet members of the DAAD Alumni & Friends, scholarship holders and alumni for an informal exchange and find new friends.

Asta Dumbrauskaite
I participate because I have found friends at the DAAD- Circle of Friends and I can always learn something new. That is fun for me!

Asta Dumbrauskaite (Lithuania)

And besides that, we show you Berlin:
by walking around the city together, even beneath the city and back into history; by visiting galleries, gaining insights into the art scene; or by taking trips to the surrounding area, where we go paddling or walking and discover nature. We try to give you a different view of the city and look forward to your suggestions.

We also take a look inside governmental institutions like the Federal Foreign Office, have discussions with publishing house managers, look behind the scenes of an airline, visit public broadcasting corporations, enjoy the opera at Gendarmenmarkt, visit other German cities or organise trips to neighbouring countries.

Our activities are sent out to all scholarship holders and alumni by email. As there is often a limited number of places, you need to be fast. If you do not receive an answer, the places are already taken (we do not send any emails of refusal).


Matthias Gelbrich

Matthias Gelbrich:
‘I am involved because I would like to help foreign scholarship holders get in touch with one another and I would like to show them different aspects of their host country. And, on the other hand, at our monthly informal gathering, I learn a lot about different countries through the experiences and perspectives of the scholarship holders.’

Orsolya Szender:
‘The DAAD has paved the way for me to successfully study in Berlin and has offered me a valuable network, on which I can rely to this very day. As a member of the DAAD Alumni & Friends, I now have the opportunity to contribute to the lasting value of this network for other DAAD scholarship holders and alumni.’

Stefan JunneStefan Junne:
‘Due to the variety of events for scholarship holders and alumni, DAAD Alumni & Friends offer something for everyone in a relaxed setting and with a great deal of variety.’



Sebastian Kemper:
‘My time abroad had a big influence on my life, and it was a fascinating time. With my involvement I would like to help that the scholarship holders experience such a great experience as well, and that they will positively look back on their time in Berlin.’


Prathamesh Khorgade:
‘Berlin, as multicultural as it looks, is difficult to find connections and friends. Being a young member of DAAD Freundeskreis Berlin, I am more than happy to employ my experiences in  bringing together new people and am ecstatic to meet them myself.’


Günter Kipfmüller:
‘Our network of DAAD alumni and you, the current DAAD scholarship holders, is like a window to the world and to the world of arts and science. It is a wonderful idea to make this network ever denser and wider, and I am very glad to be part of this idea’



Martin Konvička:
‘In addition to studying Linguistics in Berlin, I have met a large number of interesting people and have been to many exciting events thanks to the DAAD and DAAD Alumni & Friends. Through my own commitment to the Friends of the DAAD, I would like to make the same thing possible for other scholarship holders.’

Richard SchubertRichard Schubert:
‘International exchange is very important for me, and DAAD Alumni & Friends are the perfect place to meet interesting people from a great variety of disciplines and countries.’



If you have any questions about our programme and our group, please write to us. We are open to suggestions and welcome exchange. Suggestions from scholarship holders are also very welcome.

E-Mail & Contact:




Find further information and events for international students here: