Programme Description

For the eighth time the German Bundestag offers higher-education graduates from the Arab states the opportunity to spend four weeks in Berlin. Applicants are under 35 years of age at the beginning of the scholarship programme in September 2018. They are involved in politics, show a lively interest in the German parliamentary system and are keen to play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries. The four-week compact course enables up to 24 scholars to experience the German parliamentary system as well as the political decision-making in the German Bundestag first-hand.
The programme is scheduled to take place from 1 to 30 September 2018 in Berlin. A one-week work placement with a member of the German Bundestag is the centrepiece of the scholarship. Other key elements include events on the German parliamentary system, presentations, workshops and seminars focusing on topics such as the history of Germany, religious freedom – with visits to a Christian church, a synagogue and a mosque –, minority issues, the comparison of political systems, dealing with the experience of dictatorship and the German culture of remembrance concerning the Nazi and SED dictatorships.
A project-management workshop is intended to help the scholars put into practice their own projects on the promotion of the concepts of democracy and civil society in their home countries.

Target Group

Graduates from the Arab states who are fluent in German, interested in politics and who are keen to play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries

Academic Requirements

University degree

Number of Scholarships

up to 24 scholarship holders

Duration

1 month (1 September to 30 September 2019)

Scholarship Value

  • Scholarship of 500 EUR
  • Costs of health, accident and personal liability insurance will be covered
  • Accommodation in an apartment complex will be provided free of charge
  • Travel expenses to and from Berlin will be covered

Application Papers

  • Please visit www.bundestag.de/ips_arabisch for details on how to apply. Application forms can also be found there.
  • Send your completed application documents by email as a PDF-file to the German mission in your home country; the PDF-file name should consist of your surname, followed by your given name (i.e. "surname-first name").

Application Deadline

15 February 2019

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