Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education

October 9 to 21, 2023

Program Description

This group seminar is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators from American universities, colleges or community colleges with Germany's higher education system, society and culture. Participants will have the chance to engage in discussions on recent challenges in German and U.S. higher education, to further their professional development and establish new partnerships. During the first days in Berlin, participants are provided 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, participants will travel to other destinations throughout Germany to visit further institutions of (higher) education such as research universities and universities of applied sciences, etc. The seminar is conducted in English and offers the opportunity to explore Germany’s federal education system within the European context.

Grant Benefits

The award covers round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and the costs of the program in Germany, including hotel accommodation (single rooms with breakfast), local transportation, excursions, several meals and health insurance during the seminar. Participants may extend their stay at their own expense. Grantees should budget approximately 300 Euro for expenses which are not covered by the Fulbright grant.


Full-time administrators affiliated with a U.S. university, college, community college or nonprofit international education exchange organization. Applicants should have significant involvement in at least one of the following areas:

  • Student or faculty exchanges, foreign student admissions/advising, study-abroad programs, and international educational exchange services. Administrators who have substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and for international program development are also encouraged to apply.
  • Career Services
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Fundraising

Preference is given to applicants with at least three years of administrative experience and supervisory responsibility who have been at their current institutions for at least one year and who have not had extended visits to Germany in the past ten years. Candidates have to be affiliated with a U.S. Institution of Higher Education at the time of application and during program participation.


  • American citizenship and a valid American passport are prerequisites; applicants with dual (German-American) citizenship are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need to be full-time employed administrators at a U.S. university, college, community college or nonprofit international education exchange organization.

Application Procedure & Deadlines

The application deadline for the 2023 program ended on February 1, 2023. Information on the program 2024 and application documents are available on the IIE Fulbright Scholar Program Website.


German-American Fulbright Commission
Special Programs
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin

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

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