German Service for Academic Exchanges DAAD is the largest non-governmental organization for academic exchange support. Since its inception, DAAD has provided support to around 2 million people from Germany and abroad. The German Service for Academic Exchanges is a group of German universities and student organizations. Its activities go far beyond scholarship programmes: DAAD promotes the internationalization of German higher education institutions, strengthens German Studies and German Language abroad, supports developing countries in the creation of strong higher education institutions, and advises responsible professionals in educational policy, researches abroad and policy on developing countries.