German Bundestag Invites to Apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to Spend Five Months in Berlin

The International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) at the German Bundestag gives 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 Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin, offers around 120 scholarships to young university graduates from 42 countries. The program runs each year from March 1 to July 31.

The program aims to promote relations between Germany and the participating countries, consolidate democratic values and tolerance, deepen understanding of cultural diversity and secure peaceful coexistence in the world.

The IPS program lasts a total of five months and involves a number of special events, seminars and a work placement with a Member of the German Bundestag. The patron of the program is the President of the German Bundestag.

Fees, Accomodation and Travel

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 program is funded by the German Bundestag.


  • 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.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019.

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