German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship 2018

Deadline: 31 July 2018
Open to: candidates from Central, Eastern or South Eastern Europe, France, Israel, North America or the Arab region
Scholarship: monthly payment of 500 EUR, free accommodation, and health, accident and liability insurance and covered cost of travel to and from Berlin


If you are from Central, Eastern or South Eastern Europe, France, Israel, North America or the Arab region, than 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 BerlinHumboldt-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;

The placement consists of a full-time position in a Member’s office, giving participants the opportunity to get to know the various tasks carried out there. They are expected to play an active role, including producing in-depth reports, drafting speeches, articles and letters, preparing meetings and carrying out secretarial tasks. In addition, the participants accompany their Members to meetings of the committees, parliamentary groups and other bodies and gain an insight into Parliament’s internal functioning, systems and procedures. The programme also includes a visit to the Member’s constituency.


  • 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 scholarship includes a monthly payment of 500 euros, free accommodation, and health, accident and liability insurance. It also covers the cost of travel to and from Berlin. The International Parliamentary Scholarship programme is funded by the German Bundestag.

How to Apply?

Further information on how to apply can be found here.

For more information please visit the official website.