Next science and language café, April 11

The next science and language café will take place on April 11 from 7 pm at Café Spiikiizi.

Apply and refresh your German language skills in a relaxed atmosphere with a glass of wine and discuss a current scientific topic. Each event starts with a short scientific talk to make it easier to engage in the conversation.
Our goal is to motivate people to speak German - regardless of how good the German language skills are already. Whether you are just starting or German is your native language, everyone is welcome!
In the tradition of the Sprachcafé of the Alumniportal Germany, the event will be moderated by Jöran Steinhauer.
Drinks and snacks are provided. Admission is free.

Link to the Facebook event

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Internship at the Parliament of Latvia

Following the example of the International Parliamentary Scholarship Program of the German Bundestag, the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia (Saeima) is again offering two scholarships to German university graduates for an internship at the Latvian Parliament in September 2018.

The scholarship is awarded with the aim to promote knowledge about Latvia, in particular about the political system and the functioning of the legislature in Latvia, for politically interested young graduates in Germany and to intensify the partnership relations between Latvia and Germany.

The internship in the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) will take place from 2 to 27 September 2019. During this internship, fellows will have the opportunity to get to know the work and procedures of the Latvian legislature, in particular the work of the Saeima factions (including the work of various committees, such as the parliamentary committees).

In addition, during the internship period, trainees must attend a curriculum on Latvia offered to ERASMUS students, which is offered by the University of Latvia (end of August 2019).

Admission requirements are:

  • German citizenship
  • Age up to 30 years (as of 01.09.2019)
        At least one completed Bachelor's degree at the time of application (proof: Bachelor's degree). Doctoral students can also apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have studied political science as a major subject.
  • Good command of English (proof: language certificate, eg TOEFL, IELTS); Knowledge of the Latvian language is considered an advantage.
  • The professional aim of the candidate should be employment in the civil service or in other areas of public life (such as parties, educational and research institutions, foundations, associations, media). Previous experience in these areas and social engagement are seen as an advantage.

The scholarship recipients receive a one-time scholarship of EUR 400.00 from the Latvian Parliament (Saeima). In addition, you will receive a travel allowance for travel to and from Latvia of up to EUR 380.00 as well as a lump sum of up to EUR 50.00 to cover the costs of student accident, health and liability insurance. You will receive free accommodation in a guest house of the Parliament (on the Baltic Sea beach in the spa town of Jūrmala) and you will be paid for the S-Bahn fare from the guest house to the center of Riga and back.

The participants are selected by the Latvian Embassy in Berlin in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Office for Interparliamentary Relations of the Saeima in a two-stage process. After a pre-selection on the basis of the submitted documents, a part of the applicants will be invited to a personal interview in the Embassy of Latvia to Berlin.

The cost of the trip to the eventual interview at the Latvian Embassy in Berlin must be borne by the applicants themselves.

The following application documents must be submitted:

    Application letter with detailed application (max. two pages) in English
    Tabular CV with contact details in English (maximum two pages)
    Copy of the degree certificate (Bachelor, Master, Magister or Staatsexamen)
    Certificate of study achievements / contents (overview)
    Language certificate with proof of proficiency in English (eg TOEFL, IELTS)

The complete application documents must be submitted in digital form in a PDF document by e-mail with the subject line "Parlament-Stipendium-Latvia-2019" at the following address (no letter / folders / slides):
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Seminar on sustainability organised by the Deutsch-Baltisches Jugendwerk

The Deutsch-Baltisches Jugendwerk invites you to their seminar "Sustainability - More than just a buzzword" in Lüneburg, April 25-28, 2019.

Whether it's getting out of coal power, banning plastic or introducing Veggie-Days - when people argue in the name of sustainability and environmental protection, their spirits heat up quickly. At the seminar, questions such as "Can digitalisation be sustainable?" and "How do I act sustainably?" will be investigated.

The seminar is aimed at students of all disciplines from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Russia. The seminar language is German. Please register with Ricardo Bergmann ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

All further information on http://www.dbjw.de/


Fairs in the Baltic States

The DAAD Information Centre Riga will be present at several education fairs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to inform about study and research in Germany as well as about DAAD scholarship possibilities. Visit us in order to get consultation at first hand!

  • On March 14th we are at the VGTU Career Days in Vilnius
  • On March 15 - 16, the Information Centre will be represented with a stand at Orientiir 2019 in Narva. Further information, in Russian and Estonian, can be found here.
  • On March 17, the Days of International Education will take place in Tallinn. Also there you will find us! More information can be found here.


 Presentation "Study and Research in Germany. DAAD Scholarship Programme."

download here: EstoniaLatviaLithuania

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