Exchange Programs

CrossCulture Exchange Programme 2024 in Germany

The Cross Culture Exchange Programme 2024 is an excellent opportunity  that is now open for applications. Through the CCP fellowship over 75 fellows from host organizations in Germany or one of the partner countries get experience in intercultural networks each year. The CCP will choose 60 professionals and devoted volunteers from up to 40 countries to spend 2 to 3 months in Germany.

In exchange, the host organizations gain from the CCP Fellows, experience, regional knowledge, and networks. Participants can also attend CCP-hosted transcultural workshops, networking events, and professional opportunities. Fellows then apply their newly acquired experience to their home organization after returning to their regular working lives.

Details About CrossCulture Exchange Programme 2024

  • Institute: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
  • Duration: 2-3 months
  • Eligible nationality: International Applicants
  • Award country: Germany
  • Deadline : 18 December 2023

Available Fields & Topics

  • Media and culture
  • Policy and society
  • Civic & citizenship education
  • Sustainable development
  • Human rights and peace
  • Non-formal political education

In addition, in 2024 the following key topics will also be focussed on:

  • Climate justice
  • Digital civil society

CrossCulture Exchange Financial Coverage

The following costs will be covered by the IFA as part of the CCP fellowship in Germany:

For international participants :

  • A Monthly Stipend of 650 Euros
  • Costs For Round-trip Airfare
  • Full Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Health Insurance
  • Any Visa Fees Spent Will Be Reimbursed.

For German participants :

  • A Monthly Stipend Of 1200 Euros
  • Round-trip Airfare.
  • Health Insurance

Because participants are not permitted to bring family members such as spouses or children, the ifa DOES NOT cover any fees or undertake any responsibility for additional people.

Participating Countries

Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate age requirement: 23-45 years
  • Minimum of two years of professional or voluntary work in a civil society organization in the home country
  • English proficiency (written and spoken)
  • Good health for extended periods abroad

Required Documents

  • Letter of motivation
  • Recommendation letter
  • Photo (optional)
  • CV (must be written in English including details about education/training, work experience, volunteering and other skills)

How to Apply for the CrossCulture Programme in Germany

Applications for the German CrossCulture Programme must be submitted online.
To apply :

  1. Using this application portal, choose the relevant country for applications.
  2. Fill out the application form and attach your documents. All documents must be available for upload when the application starts because the application system cannot cache any data.
  3. Using the application site, submit the filled-out application.
  4. Applications that are incomplete, sent via email, or submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

What follows the application?

  • Applicants will get an email confirming the receipt of their application.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called to an interview by the Selection Board after the deadline has passed.
  • Selected candidates will be notified via email.
  • Applicants who are not chosen will also be notified via email.


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