Become a Member


The DAAD Alumni & Friends has around 1,100 members in Germany and abroad. More than 100 people are actively involved in the work of the regional groups. Our activities are aimed at all DAAD scholarship holders during their stay in Germany. Become part of DAAD Alumni & Friends!

Who Can Become a Member?

Most DAAD Alumni & Friends’ members are former DAAD scholarship holders, DAAD instructors or DAAD staff. Anyone who wants to support international and intercultural exchange may join the association.

An Overview of Benefits for Members

Members of DAAD Alumni & Friends can…

  • …participate in numerous events.
  • …network with DAAD scholarship holders and alumni from all around the world.
  • …exchange views across disciplines and generations.
  • …form a vibrant association.

As a new member, you will receive a small welcome gift. Moreover, all members receive the DAAD alumni magazine LETTER  free of charge and are invited to the annual meeting of members.

What is the Membership Fee?

Membership is €50 a year. Students and doctoral candidates pay a reduced fee of €25 a year.

When you join, you can also register a monthly donation, which will increase your membership fee. Of course, you are free to change your donation at any time.

DAAD-Freundeskreis e.V. (DAAD Alumni & Friends) is recognised as a non-profit association. Membership fees and donations are tax deductible. Donation receipts can be issued upon request.

What Do You Need To Do To Become a Member?

Fill out the membership registration form online, and then send us the signed SEPA Mandate SEPA mandate (pdf, 494.26 KB) by post. This is available for printing when you register.

Alternatively, you will find all registration documents here as a PDF file: Membership declaration (pdf, 188.05 KB) (including SEPA mandate and leaflet on data retention).
Please send the membership declaration and the SEPA mandate to:

DAAD-Freundeskreis e.V., Kennedyallee 50, D-53175 Bonn

Trial membership

Would you like to get to know the DAAD Alumni & Friends without obligation? Then you can apply for a trial membership for one year. This is free of charge and offers you the opportunity to participate in the events of DAAD Alumni & Friends as a member for one year and to get to know the association. After one year you can decide whether you want to become a regular member or end the trial membership. Here you can find the membership application for the trial membership.

Please send the membership application by email or postal mail to the office:

Email address:

Postal address: DAAD-Freundeskreis e.V., Kennedyallee 50, D-53175 Bonn, Germany