CrossCulture Programme 2018 in Germany

Deadline: 12 January 2018
Open to: applicants between 23- 45 years
Benefits: fully funded


The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) is an exchange and dialogue programme of ifa (Institut für Auslands­beziehungen), funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Since 2005 it offers young professionals and committed volunteers the opportunity to expand their professional and political competence as well as to gather international experience through a stay in another cultural context.


  • Applicants should show a good command of English and a permanent involvement in an organization or institution in one’s own country;
  • Knowledge of the German language is an additional qualification, not a requirement;
  • Applicants should be aged between 23 to 45 years;
  • Currently, enrolled university students will not be considered for selection;
  • Furthermore, the applicants must be in good health;
  • Their physical, as well as mental working capacity, must be sufficient for the requirements of a longer stay abroad and the essential work requirements of the internship;
  • Please apply only, if you are a national of the respective country or live there on a permanent basis.


Grants for each fellowship vary by the duration of stay, but a full monthly grant for living expenses is 550 EUR for fellows from abroad. In addition, the following costs are covered by ifa:

  • accommodation in Germany;
  • health insurance;
  • travel expenses incl. visa fees;
  • public transportation at the destination city.

For fellows from Germany, the full monthly grant for living expenses is 1100 EUR. These include costs for accommodation and local transport in the host country. In addition, the following costs are covered by ifa:

  • health insurance;
  • refund of travel expenses (economy flight) incl. visa fee.

How to apply?

The application has to be submitted exclusively online.

Please prepare the following documents for the upload:
1. a letter of motivation, stating your reasons for applying for a fellowship in Germany, your expectations (experiences and learning outcomes) as well as the period most suitable for your participation;
2. your CV with information about your current professional situation and position in your home organization;
3. recommendation letter from your home organization, expressing their willingness to grant leave of absence as well as their interest in regards to your participation (networking and/or capacity building);
4. a portrait photography.

For more information, please visit the official web page.