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21. 07. 2023

Call for Application: German 2024 International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

The German federal parliament's International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) program, offering young college graduates from over 50 countries the chance to experience Germany's democratic system of governance up-close in Berlin, is set to continue for its 38th year in 2024. The application deadline is July 31, 2023.

IPS is the German Bundestag's (Parliament's) long-term political investment aimed at consolidating partnership-based cooperation between Germany and the participating countries.

Offered in collaboration with Berlin's three major universities, the prestigious IPS program is ideal for politically engaged young people who seek to play an important role in shaping the future of democratic cooperation—in their respective countries, and internationally.

The IPS program allows participants to gain first-hand knowledge of Germany's parliamentary system and political decision-making process during a three-month work placement with a Member of the German Parliament. Participants also take part in a rich educational program with the German political foundations and have the chance to enroll in university classes, spending a total of five months in the German capital (March 1 through July 31, 2023).

IPS is open to college graduates who are U.S. citizens, under 30 on March 1, 2024, and have very good knowledge (B2+) of the German language. Candidates should also be familiar with the basic features of German politics and society. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and be able to offer proof of their degree by December 31, 2022.

Further information on the program's requirements can be found at, where questions can be submitted via the contact form, and on the Bundestag website, which also includes the application materials.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office of the German Missions in the United States at (please select in the dropdown menu of the contact form the topic: International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)) or Ms Claudia Guarneri ( at any time with any questions on the IPS program.