IJP German-Northern European Journalists’ Bursary Programme 2020 (up to 3,800 Euro)

IJP German-Northern European Journalists’ Bursary Programme 2020 (up to 3,800 Euro)

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Applications are open for the IJP German-Northern European Journalists’ Bursary 2020. Up to eleven German and eleven Nordic/Baltic journalists in total will have the opportunity to work for a media outlet in the respective other country.

IJP is a non-profit organisation offering exchange programmes for early and mid-career journalists between Germany and more than 50 countries. These programmes enable participants to experience their host countries from a correspondent’s perspective. So far, similar programmes have been set up for journalists from Germany and the U.S.A., the U.K., the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Southern Africa, the Middle East, Poland and Central-Eastern Europe.

Journalists from all six countries, who join the German-Northern European Scholarship, gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy, and of the everyday life in the host country. Participants from the Northern countries meet opinion- and decision-makers in Germany, the largest country in the European Union. The programme is funded by the Auswärtiges Amt (Foreign Office of the German Federal Government), by the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries and by a small circle of private sponsors.


  • Each scholar will receive a single payment of 3,800 Euro to cover a part of travel expenses, accommodation and personal expenses during their stay in Germany.
  • Additional costs should be paid by each scholar. Payment for the work in Germany is up to the individual media and cannot be expected.


  • Open to any journalist from the Nordic or the Baltic countries;
  • Aged between 18 and 40, working for any print, radio or TV media (employed or freelancer);
  • The applicant should have some knowledge of the German language, although fluent German is not expected. At least workable knowledge of English is essential.


Applications should include:

  • CV, including photograph
  • Letter of recommendation by an editor, supporting the application
  • Four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked to send a comprehensive list of contributions)
  • Preferences of host media outlets and of host regions (i.e. Munich) in Germany.

The digital application can be sent in one PDF document to: [email protected].

Hardcopy application can be sent to:

IJP e.V.
German-Northern European Programme
Attn. Mr Vassilios Theodossiou

For more information, visit IJP.