With the expansion of its German Chancellor Fellowship programme, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will soon be inviting young professionals from South Africa as well to come to Germany to conduct projects and develop new contacts. The addition of South Africa completes the group of BRICS nations in the German Chancellor Fellowship programme.
Until now, candidates from Brazil, Russia, India and China could apply for fellowships; besides these fast-growing economies, talented individuals from the USA could also apply.
As part of the worldwide Humboldt Network, German Chancellor Fellows - who come from a wide range of fields - serve as facilitators and communicators between their native country and Germany, and develop lasting contacts following their stay in Germany.
This fellowship programme is conducted under the patronage of Germany’s federal chancellor and is financed by the German Foreign Office. Every year, it offers up to ten university graduates from each country who have already gathered some leadership experience the opportunity to come to Germany to expand and deepen their expertise, gather new international experience and, at the same time, strengthen their intercultural skills.