Here you can find information on AGEP’s main partners, the DAAD, the Alumniportal Deutschland and the Millennium Express.

The Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network designed to promote networking and sharing of information among Germany-Alumni, companies, universities and organizations. It offers its users the opportunity to get in touch with Germany-Alumni from around the world as well as companies in order to discuss specialist issues, develop their skills and benefit from the expertise of others.

The network is provided free of charge and is open to Germany-Alumni, that is, individuals from around the world who are studying, have studied, worked or conducted research in Germany, anyone who has received education or training at a German institution abroad is welcome to become a member of the portal. It also offers a platform for companies, universities and organizations operating at international level who wish to stay or get in touch with Germany-Alumni.

With its two core areas, Community and Magazine, it is an all-in-one tool for communication, innovation and collaboration, helping to promote long-term international cooperation in the areas of culture, education and science. For Germany-Alumni, the Alumniportal Deutschland is a worldwide social network and partner for success, allowing them to benefit from valuable contacts, innovations, career opportunities and cooperation. We invite you to take a guided tour to explore all the different features of the portal:

The Magazine on the Alumniportal Deutschland allows you to:

  • find out more about key international cooperation topics and read fascinating articles;
  • search for training opportunities and learn more about scholarships and support programmes
  • discover companies/organizations from Germany and around the world, create your own professional profile and search for vacancies in the job exchange
  • brush up on your German
  • find out more about events and alumni around the world.

The Community on the Alumniportal is the place where you can take the initiative and network with other alumni and companies/organizations. Setting up your own profile in the Community allows you to:

The Alumniportal Deutschland takes data privacy very seriously. You remain in control of the data you provide during and after registration, and you decide who sees what information. Search machines and non-registered users cannot access pages containing your personal information.

The project

Behind the Alumniportal Deutschland is a cooperation project headed up by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and involving the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institut. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the Federal Foreign Office (AA).


The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Find out more about who we are and what we stand for.

Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

Its budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments. Its head office is in Bonn, but the DAAD also has an office in the German capital, Berlin, to which the famous Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme (Berliner Künstlerprogramm) is closely affiliated. It maintains contact with and provides advice to its main partner countries on every continent via a network of regional offices and information centres.

In 2013, the DAAD funded more than 112,660 German and international scholars worldwide. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad. Voluntary, independent selection committees decide on the funding. The selection committee members are appointed by the DAAD’s Executive Committee according to certain appointment principles. The DAAD supports the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.


Change by exchange…

is the motto of the DAAD. Exchange promotes understanding between countries and individuals and helps secure the peace. New scientific findings enable us to meet global challenges. Cooperation contributes to political and social progress.

Change by exchange …

is DAADs contribution to shaping a global society that finds solutions to the pressing issues of tomorrow.

The DAAD stimulates internationalisation and global responsibility. It acts as an independent intermediary between various partners and their interests. The real motors of change, however, are students and researchers who cross borders every day through their work, and the institutions of higher education which support them in their commitment.

The Millennium Express first got its start as a workshop series. Scholarship holders from the DAAD’s Development-Related Postgraduate Courses programmeorganized their own multi-disciplinary workshops, which took place at a number of different universities throughout Germany. Each of the Millennium Express workshops functioned like a station along a train route that made its way through the country.
Student-organized interdisciplinary workshops are still part of the “itinerary”, creating rich opportunities to come into contact and exchange ideas. The Millennium Express has also expanded into the virtual world, offering up-to-date information and social networking on its attractively designed and dynamic website and
Facebook page.