Each year, the German Bundestag, in cooperation with the three Berlin universities (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin), offers around 120 scholarships to young university graduates from 50 countries.
The programme 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.
IPS provides participants with the opportunity to experience first-hand how the Bundestag works over the course of five months, with a three month placement at the office of a Member of Parliament (MP). The placement at the MP’s office will allow participants to accompany their MP to meetings of committees, parliamentary groups and other bodies, and gain an insight into Parliament’s internal functions, systems and procedures.
At the start of the programme, participants will receive an introduction to local academic life from the three Berlin universities, along with an insight into the parliamentary work from the Bundestag administration.
The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of 500 euros, free accommodation as well as insurance and covers the cost of travel to and from Berlin.
The IPS is open to well-qualified and highly motivated young people who are open to new ideas, interested in politics, and wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country.
Very good knowledge of German (at least level B2) is a requirement.
Programme period: 1 March 2023 - 31 July 2023
Application period: Now - 31 July 2022
For further details, please consult the website www.bundestag.de/ips .