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German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarships

Last updated: Apr 1, 2024

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Target: Africa,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: Institutions in Germany


April 14 and May 31

German Bundestag International Parliamentary ScholarshipsApplications are now open for the German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarships Scheme to applicants from southern African nations who are interested in politics and keen to make an active contribution to democracy and vibrant civil society. The fully-funded programme to Berlin in Germany comes with a monthly 500 Euros, related health, accident, and personal liability insurance costs, accommodation, and travel costs.  Application closes after September.

Scholarship Description

The International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) Programme is coordinated by the rapporteur group of the Commission of Internal Affairs set up by the German Bundestag’s Council of Elders. The fully paid programme is an intensive four-week experience in which selected participants will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes.

The climax of the programme will be a one-week work placement in the office of a Member of the German Bundestag. For selected participants, the programme will start on January 1 and end January 31 in Berlin, Germany.

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Award Benefits

  • Monthly scholarship grant worth €500
  • Health, accident, and personal liability insurance costs
  • Accommodation in an apartment complex
  • Travel costs to and from Berlin

Level and Areas of Study

Graduates in the fields of Democracy and Leadership.

Place of Study

The programme will take place at Berlin in Germany.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants for the German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarships must:

  • Be citizens of one of the participating African countries.
  • Be under the age of 30 before the start of the programme.
  • Have a university degree.
  • Have a very good knowledge of German.
  • Have an interest in politics, and social/political commitment.
  • Pass the interview at the German Embassy in the participating country.

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Application Procedure

Interested eligible applicants must send their fully completed application documents by email as a PDF-file. The PDF file name should consist of the applicant’s surname followed by their other name(s). Applications must be mailed to the German mission in the applicant’s home country.

The complete application must include the following documents:

  • Completed application form (provided on the website)
  • Evidence of sufficient knowledge of German
  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • Certified copy of University degree certificate
  • Recommendation letter in either German or English from a university professor or current employer

Submission Deadline

For applicants from West Africa (only Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal): April 14, 2024.

For applicants from East Africa (only Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda): May 31, 2024.

For applicants from Southern Africa (only Botswana, Namibia, South Africa): May 31, 2024.

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