If you come from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, France, Israel, North America, Central Asia or the Arab world, then you can apply for the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the Bundestag (IPS) for five months to follow the proceedings in the German Bundestag, three of them in a member office participate.
Every year, the German Bundestag awards around 120 scholarships to young graduates from 44 nations. The program lasts each year from the 1st of March to the 31st of July.
The program is under the auspices of the Bundestag President.
Goals are 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.
This year’s admission requirements for the United States
US citizenship (dual citizenship possible)
completed university studies (BA, BS, MA, diploma, master’s, state examination or doctorate) in any field of study; a Fachhochschule degree is not sufficient, the proof of graduation can be submitted in justified cases until 31 December 2019
very good knowledge of the German language (at least level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
pronounced interest in political and social contexts as well as in German history
Age limit: At the beginning of the program, the 30th birthday may not be completed. Applicants can apply if their birthday is after March 1, 1990.
Multilingualism is the norm in most of the world and we believe that children who speak and write more than one language will be better prepared for life in the 21st century with its growing global economy. The best way to master another language is to start learning at an early age.