The German-Asian Fellowship

Programme Description

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

A decision on the realignment of the Asia Programme will be made in early 2023. We will inform you on this page as soon as an update is available.



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 (Toefl) and a strong interest in learning the German language are an important precondition for the application. For further information on how to apply, please refer to the pdf file on the right hand side. 


Since 1995, more than 300 journalists have taken part in the Asian-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.

Partner Media

The host media will be chosen together with the participants.

Programme Partners

The following organisations 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.