1 December 2019



(Fully Funded)


International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS)

The German Bundestag invites highly motivated graduates from the Arab region to take part in a scholarship programme in Berlin each year in September, the programme is aimed at politically engaged young graduates from the Arab region who are interested in the German parliamentary system and play an active role in promoting core democratic values in their home countries, during an intensive four week programme, participants have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the German parliamentary system and political decision making processes.

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The scholarship programme is aimed at highly-qualified, committed, capable and talented young women and men from the Arab region 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, applicants will be invited to attend an interview at a German embassy in the Arab region, where an independent selection panel set up by the German Bundestag will choose the successful candidates based on their professional, social, language and intercultural skills.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • politics
  • international political
  • global studies
  • Human rights

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 weeks.

  • The programme takes place each year from 1 to 30 September in Berlin.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Citizenship of an Arab country.
  • Under 30 years old at the start of the scholarship.
  • University degree.
  • Very good command of the German language.
  • Clear interest in political affairs and relations between them and the applicant should have social/ political activity.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Participants will receive a monthly scholarship of 500 euros.
  • The Bundestag will also cover the costs of health, accident and personal liability insurance.
  • In addition, accommodation in an apartment complex will be provided free of charge.
  • The costs of travel to and from Berlin covered.

How to Apply

First Step: Your application should be submitted in German and include the following scanned documents:

  • Passport photo (please attach this to the first page of the application form).
  • Application form (available online).
  • Evidence of very good knowledge of German.
  • Signed personal statement of reasons for applying, in German (maximum of two pages).
  • Copy of passport or ID card.
  • Certified copy of university degree certificate1.
  • Letter of recommendation in German or English (from a university professor or employer, assessing the applicant’s qualification for the programme).

Second Step: Send your completed online application documents by email as a PDF-file, with the file name consisting of your surname followed by your given name (i.e. surname-first name), to the German mission in your home country.

Note: 1 Copies are officially certified when they have been signed and stamped by a recognised authority (a German or foreign public authority, an embassy or consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, a university, notary, or translator/interpreter registered with the public authorities) to confirm that they are a true copy of the original. If several photocopies are stapled together, each individual copy must be certified in this way. Unless documents are properly certified, the application cannot be processed.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Ghada Raafat/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Razan Sameh/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team