Every January, the German Bundestag invites politically and socially committed university graduates from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to a scholarship program in Berlin.
Since 2020, the German Bundestag has been offering a scholarship program for talented and politically interested young university graduates from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Starting in the 2024 program year, committed young people from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who are interested in the German parliamentary system and who are actively committed to democratic values ??in their home countries will also be able to take part.
In a four-week compact program, up to 16 scholarship holders can get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes in the German Bundestag up close.
The program takes place annually from January 1st to 31st.
The core of the program is a one-week internship in the office of a member of the German Bundestag.
For this purpose, knowledge of parliamentary democracy and the workings and function of parliament is imparted in a compact preparation. In addition, the issues of a pluralistic society, the protection of minorities and a culture of remembrance are addressed as a political mandate. A workshop on project management is intended to help people develop their own project ideas with the aim of promoting democracy and civil society in the respective countries of origin.
The scholarship program is aimed at committed, open-minded, resilient and politically interested young professionals from Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda who want to actively and responsibly help shape the democratic future of their countries.
Please send the complete online application documents in a PDF document, the file name of which consists of your last name and first name (ie "last name-first name"), by e-mail to the German diplomatic mission in your home country.
Your application should be sent in German and contain the following scanned documents:
Your application should be sent in German and contain all the required documents.
For more details visit: German Bundestag wevsite.