With the aim of providing information for studying, researching and respective funding opportunities in Germany, the DAAD Information Centre Istanbul was founded in 2000. Last year, about 3,000 students and prospective students reached our information center by e-mail or telephone, or visited us personally to find out more about higher education in Germany.

With the awareness of the responsibility related to such an essential subject area we always try to offer our information and advices on a multifaceted basis, taking current developments in Germany into account.

Our team

Dr. Volker Schmidt
Dr. Volker Schmidt is the director of the DAAD Information Centre Istanbul and at the same time lecturer at the Marmara University. He studied philosophy and modern German literature. He received his doctorate in 1997 at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen with a thesis on philosophical aesthetics. He then worked in the Department of International Relations at the University of Tübingen in the field of German as a foreign language and directed various programs, including being responsible for the University Summer Course there.

Elvan Yılmaz Gümüş

M. Murat Kemaloğlu
Following his graduation from the German School Istanbul, he completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Boğaziçi University. He earned his master’s degree in theater criticism and dramaturgy from Istanbul University. He has  worked at Bogazici University Press for several years. He has held administrative responsibilities at İstanbul Kültür Schools and the İstanbul Kültür University. He was also part of the founding process of the university press of İstanbul Kültür University. Since December 2014 he works at DAAD Information Centre Istanbul.