Apply now: International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS)
If you are from Central, Eastern or South Eastern Europe, France, Israel, North America or the Arab region, then the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) at the German Bundestag could give you the opportunity to experience how the Bundestag works over the course of five months, with three of these spent working in a Member’s office.
Each year, the German Bundestag, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin, offers around 120 scholarships to young university graduates from 42 countries. The programme runs each year from 1 March to 31 July.
The patron of the programme is the President of the German Bundestag.
The programme aims to:
- promote relations between Germany and the participating countries
- consolidate democratic values and tolerance
- deepen understanding of cultural diversity
- secure peaceful coexistence in the world.
More information is available through the website of the German Bundestag.
Who can apply?
The IPS is open to well-qualified and highly motivated young people who are open to new ideas, interested in politics, and wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. Successful candidates will be chosen based on their professional, social, language and intercultural skills by an independent selection panel set up by the German Bundestag with the involvement of the Berlin universities.
- Citizenship of a participating country (dual nationality is permitted)
- University degree
- Very good knowledge of the German language
- Under 30 years old at the start of the scholarship
The deadlines for applications are dependent on the sending countries. Further information on how to apply can be found online (in German) or by contacting the German Consulates and/or German Embassies in the respective countries of origin.