Germany CBYX

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship to study and intern in Germany.  CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields.  Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.   

The fellowship is funded by the U.S. and German governments through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. 

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with: 
- 2-month 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 
- Transatlantic airfare, health insurance and monthly living expense stipends 


  • 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
  • Have a strong interest in German and international affairs, as well as a strong sense of American identity
  • Participants must be between the ages of 18-24
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents


Deadline: December 1, 2014

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