CrossCulture Fellowship Program 2021 offered by Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany

Looking for a fully funded fellowship program to study abroad? The application for CrossCulture Program 2021 in Germany is now open. Interested candidates can check the details of the programme benefits, eligibility, application procedure, last date etc. in this article.


The CrossCulture Program 2021 in Germany is a student exchange programme which offers students to participate in the programme and acquire new skills. In this course, the organisation will also benefit from the knowledge and networking of the CCP fellows. The programme is fully funded and for the participants mainly from Muslim-majority countries and Germany. Students will get practical training of 2-3 months.

Details of fellowship

The CrossCulture fellowship is offered by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA), Germany. The duration of program will be from 8 weeks to 3 Months. There will be total 80 number of seats.

Benefits of CCP

This CrossCultural Fellowship 2020 is an international Summer program in Germany. The programme is a Fully Funded Student Exchange Program. The fellowship will include the following benefits to the recipient of another country:
  • Allowance: An allowance of 550 Euros per month will be paid to the student.
  • Travel cost: Airfare tickets of round-trip will also be provided. The candidate will also be provided with a ticket for public transport every month within the place of residence. Visa fees will be refunded.
  • Stay arrangement: Accommodation will be provided to the candidates.
  • Health insurance: Health Insurance will also be provided to the candidates.
Benefits to the recipients from Germany:
  • Allowance: An allowance of 1,100 Euros per month will be paid to the student.
  • Travel cost: Airfare tickets of round-trip will also be provided. Visa fees will also be refunded.
  • Health insurance: Health Insurance will also be provided to the candidates.

Areas included in CCP

The CrossCulture Program offers a fellowship in the following fields:
  • Politics & Society
  • Human rights & peace building
  • Sustainable Development
  • Media & Culture
  • Civic & citizenship education
  • Digital civil society

Eligibility requirements

  1. The candidates who are interested to join CCP in Germany must fulfil following eligibility conditions.
  2. At the time of the application, the candidate must be between the age group of 23 and 45.
  3. The candidate must have good communication skills, including both written and spoken.
  4. He/she should have volunteer work experience.
  5. The applicant must be in a good state of health so he /she can stay longer in abroad.
  6. The applicant should be engaged socially in the long-term.

Eligible countries

The following is the list of eligible countries who can take part in the CrossCultural Fellowship 2020. Applicant from any of these countries can apply for the programme.
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan

How to apply

The candidates wish to apply for CrossCulture Programme 2021 must visit the application portal of IFA and fill the application online. After filling all the details in the application form, all the supporting documents must be uploaded online. The filled-in application must be submitted online via the portal. Supporting documents includes copies of degrees, diplomas, experience certificates, etc.

Required documents

The following documents are required to be uploaded online:
  1. Updated Curriculum vitae (in English) mentioning the details of education, training, experience, volunteering, and other skills.
  2. Letter of recommendation from the home organization from a supervisor.
  3. Letter of motivation.
  4. The photo is optional.

Selection Procedure

Selection of the candidates will be based on a personal interview at the German Foreign Mission or via Skype in February 2021. The results of the selected candidates will be declared in March 2021.

Important dates

Commencement of Application Submission: November 1, 2020
Last Date for Application Submission: December 15, 2020.

Contact details

  • Anne Marie Kruse
    Charlottenplatz 17
    D-70173 Stuttgart
    Telephone: +49.711.2225.156
    Email: crossculture(at)

  • Tim Hülquist
    Charlottenplatz 17
    D-70173 Stuttgart
    Telephone: +49.711.2225.299
    Email: crossculture(at)

  • Radu Carciumaru
    Charlottenplatz 17
    D-70173 Stuttgart
    Telephone: +49.711.2225.143
    Email: crossculture(at)
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Author: Umesh22 Nov 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

This seems to be an interesting opportunity for the students of muslim majority countries and getting this sort of training in Germany is definitely a good learning for the selected candidates. It is clear that the Indian students are not eligible for this niche training as the name of India is not reflecting in the list of countries provided in this informative article. Another thing that I noticed is that in the eligibility criterion nothing is mentioned about the minimum educational qualification of the candidates. Though later it is made clear that the candidates have to mention their educational qualifications. It is rather a strange thing that no such thing like the minimum educational qualification is mentioned under the eligibility details. May be author may like to throw some light on this aspect.

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