The German parliament (Bundestag) has decided to expand its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme to include Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and the countries of the Arab Spring.
According to the Bundestag website, the IPS programme aims at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country.
The German parliament offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel. Scholarships begin every year in March and end in July.
Requirements include university degree, very good knowledge of German and applicants should be under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship.
The scholarship comes with 450 euros per month, free accommodation, insurance and travel expenses. Further details at firstname.lastname@example.org and at the website http://www.bundestag.de/ips
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