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.

IJP are an independent and charitable organisation under German law.


Networks are important for joint project - and for career-buildinig. This is what the IJP alumni network, which has more than 2,500 members worldwide, is all about.


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.