Programme Description

Each year the German Bundestag awards up to 24 scholarships to young graduates who hold citizenship of an Arab country. Applicants for the programme, which takes place between 1 and 30 September, are politically active or show civic engagement and are under 35 years of age at the programme start.

Candidates demonstrate interest in the German parliamentary system and are keen to play an active role in promoting core democratic values and the concept of a diverse civil society in their home countries.

The German Bundestag invites scholars to get to know the German parliamentary system in an intensive programme. A one-week work placement with a Member of the German Bundestag allows them a first-hand experience at the office of a member of the German parliament, and to come into contact with political decision-makers.

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 2020)

Scholarship Value

  • Scholarship of 500 EUR monthly
  • 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 submit your application in German together with the following scanned documentation:
  • passport photo (please insert on the first page of the application form);
  • application form (online at: https://www.bundestag.de/europa_internationales/ips/arabisch/stipendium-251534);
  • evidence of very good knowledge of the German language;
  • letter of motivation (up to two pages);
  • copy of passport or identity card;
  • certified copy of the university diploma(s);
  • letter of recommendation in German or English (by a university teacher or an employer on your suitability regarding the programme).

Application Deadline

15 December 2019 for a scholarship starting in 2020

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