German Bundestag Exchange Scholarships for Africans 2025

Applications are now open for the 2025 German Bundestag IPS Exchange Program for Sub-Saharan Africans to study in Germany. The programme runs every January. In 2025 the programme runs from 3 January to 4 February 2025.

The scholarship is aimed at highly-qualified, open-minded, and politically interested young people from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their countries..


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): German Bundestag
  • Scholarship Type: Full Funding
  • Host Institution(s): German Bundestag
  • Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship benefits
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postgraduate
  • Nationality: Africans

Also Check: Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship for Africans

German Bundestag Exchange Scholarships 2025 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the German Bundestag Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Citizenship of a participating country (dual citizenship is possible)
  • Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship on January 1st
  • University degree
  • Good knowledge of German (at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Interest in politics, and social/political commitment

Scholarship Benefits

  • Monthly scholarship of 700 euros.
  • Costs of health, accident and personal liability insurance.
  • Accommodation.
  • Costs of travel to and from Berlin.

See Also: France – South Africa Scholarship Programme for Africans

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants are requested to send their applications as one single PDF file (titled: Surname-First Name) to the German Embassy in their home countries. You will find the e-mail address on the right-hand side under “List of participating countries” at the official website.  The PDF file must not exceed 10 MB in size. If the PDF file exceeds 10 MB, please split your application into several emails, each with a maximum attachment size of 10 MB. Please do not send ZIP files.

Application Documents:

  • Application form (in German)
  • Passport photo (please attach this to the first page of the application form)
  • Recent language certificate, not older than 2 years
  • Letter of motivation in German (maximum of two pages), signed by you personally
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • University degree certificate in original or certified copy in English or German
  • Recent letter of recommendation in German or English (from a university professor or employer, assessing the applicant’s qualification for the programme).

Application Deadline: Varies per region

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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