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German Bundestag 2023 International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) For Young University Graduate

Every January, the German Bundestag invites politically and socially committed university graduates from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to a scholarship program in Berlin.


German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship

Application DeadlineJuly 15, 2023
Country to studyGermany
TypePostgraduate
SponsorGerman Bundestag
GenderMen and Women
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Requirements for German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship

  • Citizenship of a participating country
  • Younger than 30 years at the beginning of the scholarship on January 1st
  • Completed university studies
  • Good knowledge of the German language (at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Pronounced interest in political contexts and social/political commitment

Please send the complete online application documents in a PDF document, the file name of which consists of your last name and first name (ie "last name-first name"), by e-mail to the German diplomatic mission in your home country.

Selection Process

The selection

The scholarship program is aimed at committed, open-minded, resilient and politically interested young professionals from Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda who want to actively and responsibly help shape the democratic future of their countries.

Application Documents

Your application should be sent in German and contain the following scanned documents:

  • Application form
  • Passport photo (please insert on the 1st page of the application form);
  • Proof of good German language skills, not older than 2 years;
  • Letter of motivation in German with your handwritten signature (maximum two pages);
  • Copy of passport or copy ID;
  • Degree certificate from the university in the original or as an officially certified copy in English or German. The original or the officially certified copy of the original must be presented in the event of a possible selection interview.
  • A current  letter of recommendation  in German or English (from a university lecturer or employer, in which the professional qualification of the applicant for the program is assessed)

Application Deadline

July 15, 2023

How to Apply


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