The German-Asian Fellowship

Programme Description

Since 1995 the German-Asian-Programme offered fellowships for Asian journalists from the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, as well as Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines and Indonesia to come to Germany. German journalists got the chance to visit these countries for a couple of months. Since then, more than 300 journalists participated in this programme and had formed a strong and sustainable network of alumni. This is the foundation for a better understanding of each other’s working environment as well as the political sphere in the respective region.

Due to the current situation, the Asia Programme is temporarily suspended.  

As soon as the situation allows, we will again offer study tours for Asian journalists to Germany. 

The application for the PREMIUM fellowship 2020/2021 is already possible. However, the PREMIUM fellowship will only take place when the restrictions due to the pandemic are suspended. 



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.