The SBW Berlin Scholarship program provides assistance to young individuals from disadvantaged financial backgrounds who come from overseas. The program aims to support these individuals in acquiring skills through their academic programs, which they can later utilize to develop non-profit initiatives, preferably in their home countries. The scholarships are granted to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a university or University of Applied Sciences located in Berlin or Potsdam. Selection is based on the applicant’s academic achievements, personal suitability, and social circumstances. Funding is available for a wide range of scientific and artistic fields.
Degree: Bachelor, Master
Duration: 2-4 Years
Fund: Fully Funded
Official name: SBW Belin Scholarship
Place: Germany (Berlin. Potsdam)
Countries: The developing countries located in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America (such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Yemen, Morocco, Libya, Syria, Jordan, and other countries within these continents) are eligible for the scholarships. Scholarships are also available to refugees.
Fields: All Fields
SBW Berlin covers the necessary living expenses of the scholarship recipients. The scholarship includes:
a room in our shared student flats in Berlin
cost-of-living allowance currently in the amount of 480 Euro per month,
possibly also a travel allowance for the journey to Berlin before the start of your studies and for the journey home after you have completed your studies
· Age: Applicants should be between 18 and 30 years old.
· Experience: Applicants should have professional or volunteer experience in the non-profit sector.
· Intention: Applicants must have a strong intention to work in their country of origin for at least 18 months after graduation or engage in non-profit work until the repayment plan has been fulfilled.
· Income: Applicants should be able to prove a relatively low net income.
· Family Members: Applicants should not have any first-degree family members who permanently reside in Germany.
· Stay in Germany: Applicants should be able to prove that they have not stayed in Germany for more than 18 months before the application.
· Grades: Applicants should have average grades corresponding to a German grade point average of at least 2.0.
· Project Description: Provide a detailed description of the project, which should be two to five pages long.
· Curriculum Vitae: Include an up-to-date curriculum vitae.
· Net Household Income Information: Submit information regarding the net household income.
· School or University Certificate: Include a copy of the last school or university certificate that shows the grade point average and a grade overview.
· Highest Academic Degree Certificate: Provide a copy of the highest academic degree certificate, such as a high school diploma or university certificate, showing the grade point average and a grade overview.
· Additional Documents (if available):
· Qualification for university entrance.
· Admission letter to the university in Berlin or Potsdam where you intend to study or are already studying.
· Internationally recognized language certificate for the language in which your studies will be taught.
· Certificates and references for previous work, training, apprenticeships, and internships.
· All previously obtained university certificates and records of achievements, both graded and ungraded.
· While not mandatory, we highly recommend applicants to submit the following additional documents:
· Letters of Recommendation: Include one or two letters of recommendation from professors, schoolteachers, employers, or any other relevant individuals who can attest to your qualifications and character.
· Evidence of Net Household Income: Provide supporting documentation or evidence of the net household income, if available.
June 30, 2023