The German government is extending its educational outreach program in the Greece. The scholarship program falls under the ambit of International Parliamentary Scholarship, an initiative started in 1986.
The program would provide opportunities to 120 graduates from the countries such as Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Under this agreement, students would have access to internship opportunities and participate in seminars.
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Basically, this program is for those prospective students who have the knack and interest in politics. They would be provided with a chance to take advantage of the first-hand experience of the political system of the Parliament in Germany. This would be an exciting moment for them to understand the shared values of politics and culture.
This scholarship opportunity, in collaboration with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, maintains a fifteen-week placement in the German Bundestag. The prospective students would be exposed to multiple tasks performed by the member‡s office where they would be assigned to draft speech, articles, letters and preparing for the plenary sittings.
The eligibility criteria deeming fit for the program would be a student with good knowledge of German, a university degree and under the age bracket of 30 at the start of the scholarship. The scholarship allowance includes insurance and travel expenses, free accommodations, and a reasonable monthly stipend of 450 euros.
The International Parliamentary Scholarship is an annual program that enables politically engaged youth from the countries like USA, France, Central Europe, South Eastern Europe and Israel to stay in the Germany for five-month starting from March 1 till July 31 and be the part of the German parliament system.
The candidates desirous of admittance need to apply on or before August 31, 2014. They are required to submit the filled in application form to the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, Greece. For more information, candidates are requested to visit the embassy website here.