International Journalists' Programmes

Researching for a couple of months in the United States, writing about British topics, working together with journalists in Eastern Europe, in Southern Africa or in Latin America: IJP (International Journalists' Programmes) offer young journalists the chance to work abroad as correspondents for a couple of months. Every year, IJP award around 120 bursaries to German journalists and their foreign counterparts.


More than 2,700 journalists in over 45 countries around the world are part of the IJP alumni network. 

Through regular events, the IJP offer a platform for the exchange of information on current topics and at the same time promote ties among alumni. Thus, the IJP form an important network in the international media landscape for many journalists from all over the world. 


IJP is an independent organization established in 1981 to support the international exchange of journalists. IJP are an independent and charitable organization under German law.

Prizes and Awards

Since many years IJP offer several awards for outstanding articles, features and essays.


All funding of IJP projects is exclusively covered by donations from enterprises and foundations as well as the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic. Several major corporations have been supporting the concept of IJP for many years.