Each year, up to 150 journalists receive scholarships to live and work in Germany and – in exchange – in more than 50 countries worldwide. Through those fellowships, IJP fosters international exchange between journalists and deepens participants’ understanding of the politics, economy and culture of the host region. As a result, a worldwide network of more than 3,000 journalists has been created over the past 40 years. After the fellowship has ended, alumni of the various programmes get the chance to take part in workshops and events and to receive travel and research grants.


Exchange programmes

IJP offers young talented journalists the chance to report from abroad as temporary correspondents and at the same time get to know the daily work routine in a host editorial office. Fellowships for a work stay in Germany are offered to journalists from the following regions:

Middle East

Alumni Network

With a network of more than 3,000 journalists, IJP alumni build one of the largest and most diverse media networks in the world. Many members hold leading positions in editorial offices, publishing houses or broadcasters. Many work as foreign correspondents in their former host countries.

I can’t recommend applying to an IJP scholarship enough. Most journalism funds support specific reporting projects, IJP is far more open-ended: it is an opportunity to discover how journalism is done outside one’s home country, to meet dozens of fellow journalists from all over the world, and to build relationships both friendly and professional that no doubt will endure for years thereafter.

Olivier Holmey, Alumnus Weidenfeld Programme (2021)

Alumni Programmes

Sponsors and Partners

As a non-profit organisation, our bilateral programmes are supported by public funding as well as a number of private sponsors.

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