Since 1995 the German-Asia-Programme offers up up to ten fellowships for Asian and German journalists between the age of 28 to 38 years. IJP offers a unique opportunity for talented Journalists working in The People's Republic of China, Hongkong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan to come to Germany.
The delegates work for four weeks with German host media. At the same time they research their own stories and work as correspondents for their home newsrooms. Hereby, the delegates gain a thorough insight into politics, economy and culture of the host country as well as an impression of the day to day working practices in Germany. The first month of the fellowship in Germany is composed of language training at the Goethe-Institute in Berlin, an organized research tour thru Germany as well as individual training and information sessions in Berlin.
By May 1st the German and Asian journalists come together for an orientation seminar in Berlin which is immediately followed by the annual alumni meeting. This guarantees a platform for intensive exchanges of information and experiences.
All delegates of the programme receive a one-off payment of 3,600 Euro from IJP. This should cover most travel, food and accommodation expenses as well as health insurance. Payment by the host media is not to be expected.
Journalists between the age of 28 to 38 years, who regularly contribute newspapers, TV and radio media as well as online services, can apply. Very good English language skills (Toefl) and at least basic knowledge of the German language are an important precondition for the application.
Applicants should send the following application documents to the above contact address: A curriculum vitae in English or German, a passport photograph, a one-page description of the research aims in Germany as well a journalistic reference from your editor. The reference should have the double function of supporting the application as well as guaranteeing that fellows will be available for the entire duration of the programme.
Since 1995, more than 230 journalists have taken part in the Asia Pacific Fellowship. IJP fosters the contact of former delegates amongst each other through a regular newsletter, the annual alumni meeting, as well as the international alumni conference.
The host media will be chosen together with the participants.
The following companies have been long time supporters of the programme:
A special thanks goes to our sponsors and the representatives of the newsrooms in Asia and Germany as well as the embassies. Without your continuing support the continuous success of the programme would not be possible.