DAAD-Prize (Image: iStock.de/Dmytro Naumov)
v.l. Prof. Dr. Stefan Herzig, Präsident der TH Köln, und Taher Damash.  (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/TH Köln)

DAAD Prize 2020

Taher Damash
Bachelor Social Work
Applied Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari (ITT), Ashton Walker, Prof. Dr. Stefan Herzig, Präsident der TH Köln (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/TH Köln)

DAAD Prize 2019

Ashton Walker
Master Renewable Energy Management
ITT / Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems

Portraitfoto der DAAD-Preisträgerin Flavia Mara (Image: Heike Fischer / TH Köln)

DAAD Prize 2018

Flavia Mara
Master Natural Resources Management and Development
ITT / Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Heuchemer, Vizepräsidentin für Lehre und Studium, DAAD-Preisträgerin Fernanda Vila und Prof. Dr. Barbara Ahrens (v.l.) (Image: Costa Belibasakis/TH Köln)

DAAD Prize 2017

Fernanda Vila
Master Conference Interpreting
ITMK / Information Science and Communication Studies

Contact & Service

Lis Dagny Ohlsen

Lis Dagny Ohlsen

Hochschulreferat Internationale Angelegenheiten

  • Campus Südstadt
    Claudiusstraße 1
    50678 Köln
  • Room A1.56
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3826

DAAD Prize at TH Köln

The awarding of the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of international students, endowed with 1,000 EUR, intends to "give faces to the many international students at German universities and to link them with stories. This illustrates that each international student takes a piece of Germany back to their homeland when they return and also leaves something of themselves in Germany - thus enriching both sides." (DAAD)

The award winners stand are exemplary of their fellow students from all over the world. In the future, they are important partners for Germany in business, politics and science.

Furthermore, the award demonstrates to a larger public the enrichment international students are for the university community, as well as for civil society.

Are you aware of any suitable candidates?

Lecturers, fellow students and institutions of TH Köln may propose suitable students.

You may nominate students who

  • show outstanding academic achievements,
  • are socially and/or interculturally active,
  • have foreign educational certificates*
  • are pursuing a degree at TH Köln,
  • are at least in their 3rd semester (Bachelor's degree) or 2nd semester (Master's degree) or are young graduates (graduation should not be more than 3 months ago at the time of the award ceremony) or doctoral candidates,
  • are not guest or exchange students,
  • do not have German citizenship.

*International students who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification abroad or who have supplemented school qualifications acquired abroad through a German preparatory course.

Documents required for a nomination

  • Letter of recommendation from a university staff member showing commitment on an academic and social, societal or intercultural level.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Current transcript of records
  • Current immatriculation certificate or proof of recent graduation
  • Proof(s) of voluntary commitment

Please submit the documents as one PDF to lis.ohlsen@th-koeln.de by July 15, 2021.

Selection and Adwarding Ceremony

A selection committee consisting of representatives of the Presidency, the university staff, members of the Department of International Affairs and members of the student body will decide upon the award winner.

The DAAD prize will be awarded online in 2021.

Sponsored by Logo DAAD

the German Academic Exchange Service

with funding of Logo AA englisch für Visitenkarte

the German Federal Foreign Office