Since 1995, the German-Asian Programme has offered annual fellowships to Asian and German journalists aged 28 to 45.
For 2021, bursaries for journalists from South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan will be awarded, taking into account the Corona travel restrictions that apply in autumn 2021. If the conditions do not allow the programme to be carried out in autumn, scholarships will be postponed to 2022. For more details on how to apply, please refer to the documents section on the right (programme information 2021).
Applications for the PREMIUM fellowship 2021/2022 are possible. However, the PREMIUM fellowship will only take place when the restrictions due to the pandemic are suspended.
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.
The host media will be chosen together with the participants.
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.