Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

I am pleased to announce that the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded scholarship opportunity, is currently accepting applications from your students.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students who can participate after receiving their degrees. Students in the fields of agriculture, business, STEM, and vocational fields are especially encouraged to apply!

The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found at

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:

–        2 months intensive German language training

–        1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences

–        5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field

–        Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms

–        Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

–        Local in-country support throughout the program

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Please inform your students of this unique opportunity. Should you require promotional materials, or would like a CBYX alumnus or alumna to visit your college and give a presentation on the program to your students, please feel free to contact me! I also encourage you to share about the program on social media, using our CBYX Social Media Toolkit for guidance.

Interested applicants can apply online at The application deadline for the 2016-2017 program is December 1, 2015.


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