Applications for the IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024. The IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024 is a unique opportunity for journalists from Southern Africa and Germany to gain insights into the political, economic, and cultural landscape of each other’s countries.

IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024
IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

The programme provides an excellent platform for journalists to network, exchange ideas and experiences, and deepen their knowledge of each other’s media landscapes

The programme is designed to encourage cross-cultural dialogue and understanding and to foster long-lasting professional relationships. It is an exciting opportunity for journalists to broaden their horizons and gain new perspectives on journalism.

IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024

The Southern African-German Journalists’ Program is an endeavour spanning several years that aims to create a comprehensive comprehension of neighbouring countries and regions while cultivating ties between Africa and Germany. It has been presented in response to worries about Africa and Europe becoming more and more politically and culturally apart.

The purpose of the bursary is to help aspiring journalists learn important things about the political, social, cultural, and economic landscape of the host nation. The bursary bears the name of former federal president Horst Kohler, who demonstrated exceptional commitment to deepening German-African relations.


The delegates from southern Africa are paid a fixed sum of three thousand euros. This is anticipated to cover the majority of their living, transportation, and lodging costs. There won’t be any more payments made.

It is expected of delegates to use their finances for any additional expenses. It is not planned to compensate them for their work with the host media. After returning home, participants must write a report of at least three pages and submit copies of their published journalism in order to be eligible for the whole grant.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Any journalists who regularly work for a media organisation in Southern Africa (SADC member states and Kenya) are eligible to apply.
  • The age range for applicants is 25 to 40.

Application for the IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024

  • Include a resume and a photo of your passport.

The following topics should be covered in an 800-word essay: why you want to work in Germany; what you hope to gain from IJP and how you think you can contribute to it; the three research areas you wish to focus on during the fellowship; your future role at home media; and how you plan to use the bursary.

  • Provide a one-page CV outlining your training and professional background, copies of your certificates demonstrating your proficiency in German and English (e.g., Goethe Institut/Toefel), and two copies of articles you have written (TV and radio journalists must type up their reports as no audio or video tapes can be considered).
  • Your editor or department head must provide a journalistic reference (freelancers should provide a reference from a senior journalist). It should also ensure that you can take a leave of absence for the whole program.

The application materials (email) must be sent by applicants by November 27 at the latest, but no later than March 1.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2024.

Open this link for more details about the IJP Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme 2024.


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