Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG

Enrollment Status: Full-time, or Part-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: One year

Deadlines: December. Please check website below for the specific date.


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals is a full-year scholarship program to Germany with a strong focus on cultural exchange. It is designed to give participants understanding for everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany and the United States; German language knowledge is not required, though recommended. CBYX is intended primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational, engineering, and agricultural fields, though participants from all fields are encouraged to apply.

75 Americans and 75 Germans participate in the program each year. For American participants, the 12-month program begins in late July, and consists of 2 months intensive German language-training, the equivalent of 1 semester at a German University or College of Applied Sciences, and a 5-month internship in the participant's career field. In the US, the program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State. In Germany, the program is funded through the Administration of the Bundestag [German parliament].

Visit the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange site.

Award Details

Amount: Travel to/from Germany, 2-month German language training, 4-months study at German University, 5-month internship, and housing

Other Qualifications: 18-24 yrs of age