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Seminar for US Administrators in International Education

Program description

Program dates in Germany: October 7 to 19, 2024.

This two-week group seminar, which is conducted in English, is designed to familiarize US higher education administrators from American universities, colleges or community colleges with Germany's higher education system, society and culture. Participants will engage in discussions on recent challenges in German and US higher education, further their professional development and establish new partnerships.

The first part of the program takes place in Berlin and provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Germany and its higher education system through presentations, discussions with experts, and campus visits. During the second part of the program the participants will visit higher education institutions such as research universities and universities of applied sciences in other regions of Germany to get a closer view of Germany’s federal education system and its connection with the European higher education area. The program is operated by and fully funded through Fulbright Germany.

Who can apply?

Full-time administrators who at the time of their application and intended program participation are affiliated with a US-based campus of a US university, college or community college. Applicants are given preference who have not had the opportunity for longer professional visits in Germany in the last ten years. Administrators should be significantly involved in at least one of the following areas: Student or faculty exchanges, foreign student admissions/advising, study-abroad programs, international educational exchange services, strategic institutional internationalization and program development, career services, alumni affairs, and fundraising.

Fulbright Germany strives to embed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in all aspects of its work. Applications are open to all individuals regardless of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.


  • US citizenship and a valid US passport; applicants with dual German-American citizenship are not eligible to apply
  • Full-time employment at a US university, college or community college in the USA 
  • At least three years of administrative experience and supervisory responsibility preferred as well as employment at current institution for at least one year 
  • Candidates must be affiliated with a US based campus of a US Institution of Higher Education at the time of application and during program participation.

Grant benefits

  • Round-trip transportation between the US and Germany
  • Program costs in Germany, including hotel accommodation (single rooms with breakfast), local transportation, excursions, and several meals
  • Health insurance during the seminar 
  • Upon program completion, participants may join the Fulbright alumnae:i network.

Grantees should budget approximately 400 Euro for expenses which are not covered by the Fulbright grant. They may extend their stay in Germany at their own expense.

Application procedure & deadlines

The application deadline for the 2024 program is closed. All applications will be reviewed by special selection committees, with the final assessment made by a selection panel in Germany. Grant nominations are made after the completion of the award competition and depending on funds available.

Information and application instructions for the program in 2025 will be available from the Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright Scholar Program website.

Please note Fulbright Germany’s data protection declaration.


German-American Fulbright Commission
Special Programs
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin

E-mail contact

Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-686-6247

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