The German-Asian Programmes

Programme Description

Since 1995, the German-Asian Programme has offered annual fellowships to Asian and German journalists aged 28 to 45.

For the first time in 2023, IJP will offer a fellowship programme exclusively for Japan. 




Since 1995, more than 300 journalists have taken part in the Asia Fellowship. IJP fosters the contact between former delegates through annual alumni meetings, often across programmes, as well as alumni conferences and various alumni projects.

Mode of Payment

All delegates of the programme receive a one-off payment of 4,000 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 25 to 45 years, who regularly contribute to newspapers, TV and radio media as well as online services, can apply. Very good English language skills are expected, German knowledge welcome, but no prerequisite. For further information on how to apply, please refer to the pdf file on the right hand side. 

Partner Media

The host media will be chosen together with the participants.

Programme Partners

Over the past three decades, the overall Asia Programme has been supported by, among others:

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.