Apply for German Bundestag Scholarship Program 2022 (Deadline: 31 July 2021)
Organization or Fund Offering Scholarship
Applications are open for the German Bundestag Scholarship Program 2022. Since 2020, the German Bundestag has been offering a scholarship program for politically committed young university graduates from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana who are interested in the German parliamentary system and who actively support basic democratic values in their home countries.
In a four-week compact program, eight fellows can get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes in the German Bundestag up close.
📋 Scholarship Description
Scholarship Title or Level or Program
The program will take place in Berlin from January 1st to 31st, 2022. The core of the scholarship program is a one-week internship in the office of a member of the German Bundestag.
The focus is also on events on the German parliamentary system as well as lectures, workshops and seminars on, among other things, parliamentary democracy, the way in which parliament works and how it functions. In addition, the topics of pluralism, protection of minorities and culture of remembrance are conveyed as a political mandate. A workshop on project management is intended to help develop your own project ideas with the aim of promoting democracy and civil society in the respective countries of origin.
The participants receive a grant of 500 euros. In addition, the costs for health, accident and liability insurance are covered. In addition, free accommodation is granted in a residential complex (two-person shared apartment). The costs of travel to and from Berlin will be reimbursed.
💼 Scholarship Specification
Scholarship Eligibility or Who is Eligible and Eligibility Criteria
Citizenship of one of the three participating countries (dual citizenship possible).
Younger than 30 years at the beginning of the scholarship.
Completed university degree
Very good knowledge of the German language
Other Criteria Needed
Interest in political contexts as well as social/political engagement