Scholarships for High School Students to Study Abroad in Germany

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) has launched its national 2018-19 academic year scholarship for high school students to study abroad in Germany. 250 scholarships are now available from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to fund students for an academic year of study and cultural immersion. Scholarship recipients will gain new perspectives on global current affairs and German social, economic and political life, all while learning the German language through day-to-day life in the culture, attending a local high school and living with a host family. Participants serve as “youth ambassadors” from the United States while participating in educational, cultural and political events, including receptions and meetings with government officials.

Basic Eligibility:

To be considered eligible for a CBYX scholarship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Between the ages of 15 years and 18 years and 6 months at the start of the program 
  • A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Click here to read additional eligibility criteria from the U.S. Department of State for the 2017-2018 program year.

To learn more about CBYX in your state, including information about eligibility and how to apply for the 2018-19 academic year, visit and select your state from the “apply online” menu! Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2017.