Cross Culture Program 2022 in Germany (Fully Funded)

Deadline is December 15, 2021.

Applications are open for the IFA Cross culture program 2021 in Germany. This cross-culture program is fully funded, starting from airfare travel to returning back to homelands. It is an eight to 12 weeks (generally 3 months) exchange program for international students.

Cross culture program is initiated by the Institute of Foreign Relations and funded by the Federal Foreign Office (IFA). The program is designed for such people who are making efforts to improve society by working with different organizations for the betterment and development of society. The participants will be selected from the list of countries provided below and as well as from Germany.

Cross culture program is providing an opportunity for interns and volunteers too, to apply and participate in this fully-funded program in Germany. International fellows will receive a monthly allowance of about 550 euros.

During the cross-culture program, the fellows will get a chance of practical training in Germanys’ organizations or in partner countries. After the period of the program, the fellows have to go back to their home countries.

Cross Culture Program Details

Country: Germany

Financial coverage: Fully Funded

Summer term duration: June to August 2021

Winter term duration: September to November 2021

CCP Fellowship Fields:

Politics and Society

Human Rights and Peace Building

Sustainable Development

Media and Culture

Civic and Citizenship Education

Digital Civil Society

Eligible Regions: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauretania, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, UAE, Uzbekistan.


Cross Culture Program Eligibility

The applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the cross-culture program:

The applicant should be 23 or above and under 45 years at the time of application.

The applicants must be good at spoken English and writing skills.

The applicant must have a proof of 2 years of practical experience or volunteer work in their country’s organization.

The applicant must be in good health.

The applicants who possess German language skills will be preferred.

The candidates who can prove their full-time experience or volunteer work in their respective fields will be preferred.

Cross Culture Program Benefits

The cross-culture program is fully funded, so they will support the applicants financially during the period of the program; the following support will be provided:

Roundtrip Airfare

Accommodation in Germany

Health insurance

A monthly allowance (550 euros)

Monthly ticket for public transport

Lastly, a refund of the applicable visa fee.

Responsibilities of selected candidates:

Submission of 2 reports

Communication and consultation with the team and the host organization

They have to participate in events such as pieces of training and workshops.

Preparation of application for Schengen visa (short-stay visa)

The applicants must be aware of the risks and impacts of working in a sensitive setting.

Cross Culture Program Required Documents

A Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Letter of recommendation

Letter of motivation

A photograph is optional (portrait)


How to Apply

To apply for the cross culture program make sure you have all documents ready before applying, as the applicants cannot save the incomplete application and resume later. Tap on the Apply Now option below, then scroll down and select your country of residence and click. Go through the information and details provided about the program and scroll down and tap on Apply now. Start the application and hope for the best.

Invitations will be sent to pre-selected candidates for a personal interview at the German Foreign Ministry in their countries. The result will be shared in March 2021. If you have any questions, visit the FAQ page.

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