Monday, July 04, 2022

SBW Berlin Scholarships for International Students, 2022-2023

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters
TYPE: Training
FUNDING: Fully Funded
PLACE: Berlin, Germany
STATUS: 180 Days left

Applications are now being received for the SBW Berlin Scholarships for International Students. The SBW Berlin Scholarship supports young people from abroad who have a financially disadvantaged family background and use the skills they acquire during their studies in Germany to boost long-term non-profit projects, preferably in their home countries.

This scholarship to study on the European continent is awarded for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Berlin and Potsdam on the basis of the student’s academic qualifications, personal aptitudes and social needs. In general, all scientific and artistic disciplines can be funded. In special cases, the scholarship program also assists vocational Training in Berlin or Potsdam. Funding of studies in your home country or in other German federal states is excluded.

The SBW Berlin scholarship program provides that the stay of the students is limited to the duration of their studies. SBW Berlin grants this scholarship in the form of a loan, which is repayable after the end of the funding period. There is no obligation to repay the loan if they return to their home country after completing their studies.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Universities in Berlin or Potsdam, Germany.
  • Field of Study: Available programs at host universities.
  • Number of awards: 20 scholarship. However, the program can award as many scholarships as there are vacancies.
  • Duration: Minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 48 months, depending on the standard duration of studies in the discipline you have chosen.
  • Target group: Open to citizens of Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

SBW Berlin Scholarships for International Students Benefits

SBW Berlin bears the necessary living expenses of the scholarship holders for the duration of their scholarship. A full scholarship includes:

  1. a room in shared student flats in Berlin
  2. cost-of-living allowance in the amount shown below. In the first semester, the scholarship holders receive a living allowance of €450. In the following semester, the scholarship holders can receive a living allowance up to a maximum of 550 euros per month. The amount of the grant depends on the rating of your project and will be calculated as follows:
    • 95 – 100 points 550 Euro
    • 90 – 94 points 500 Euro
    • 85 – 89 points 450 Euro
    • 80 – 84 points 425 Euro
    • 75 – 79 points 400 Euro
    • 70 – 74 points 375 Euro
    • 60 – 69 points 350 Euro
    • 50 – 59 points 325 Euro.
  3. tuition fees
  4. possibly also a travel allowance for your journey to Berlin before the start of your studies and for the journey home after you have completed your studies.

First payments can only be made after the scholarship holder moved into the student flat.

SBW Berlin Scholarships for International Students Eligibility

To apply for this university scholarship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • applicants must be
    • Foreign nationals, whose home countries appear to have a particular need for development assistance. This applies particularly to many countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and South America due to their current economic and/or social situation.
    • Homeless foreigners
    • Recognized refugees
    • Holders of a settlement permit
    • Holders of an EU long-term residence permit
    • Students from EU and EEA countries who have already worked in Germany in an activity related to their studies, before taking up their studies
    • Students from EU/EEA countries with permanent right of residence as defined by the Freedom of Movement Act (Freizügigkeitsgesetz EU).
  • between 18 and 30 years old
  • average grades correspond with a German grade point average of at least 2.0
  • application before the start of their university education or fully enrolled in the first, second or max. third semester at a state-recognized university (in Germany or abroad) or application for a Master’s degree shortly before or after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree
  • able to prove that they have not stayed in Germany for more than 18 months before the application
  • no first-degree family members who reside permanently in Germany
  • strong intention to work in their country of origin for at least 18 months after graduation
  • professional or Volunteer experience in the non-profit sector and
  • able to prove a relatively low net income.

Applicants who do not meet all the requirements stated above cannot be considered.

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How to Apply for the SBW Berlin Scholarships for International Students

Eligible applicants who would like to apply for this scholarship must submit their application package via email to [email protected]. The application package is composed of enclosed certificates and supporting documents in German or English. Documents in other languages must be translated in German or English.

Applicants must submit at least the following documents:

  1. application form
  2. letter of motivation (one or two pages long)
  3. current curriculum vitae. The CV is already included in our application form and does not have to be submitted as a separate document.
  4. copy of the last school or university certificate that shows the grade point average and a grade overview
  5. copy of the highest academic degree (high school diploma or university certificate) that shows the grade point average and a grade overview
  6. information about the net household income.

If available, copies of the following documents should also be included:

  • qualification for university entrance
  • admission of 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.

Only complete applications can be considered. During the first phase of the selection process, the curriculum vitae, the letter of motivation and the grades of the applicants will be considered. For any inquiry, please click here to contact the scholarship provider.

Each year, applications are received from May 15th to June 30th and November 15th to December 31st. The final decision whether a scholarship (starting the following semester) will be granted can be expected at the beginning of August respectively the beginning of February. For more details on the SBW Berlin Scholarships for International Students, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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