SBW Berlin Scholarship 2024 for International Students In Germany

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The SBW Berlin Scholarship is a fully funded opportunity available to international students pursuing undergraduate and masters studies. It provides comprehensive support, including a 100% waiver of tuition fees, a monthly stipend, accommodation and travel allowances, and various other benefits.

SBW Berlin is committed to promoting educational initiatives worldwide. Through the SBW Berlin Scholarship, we actively contribute to the global advancement and dissemination of education and knowledge.

Our scholarship program specifically targets financially disadvantaged young individuals from abroad. We aim to empower them with the necessary skills and knowledge gained through their studies in Germany, enabling them to make a long-term impact on non-profit projects, preferably in their home countries.

Additionally, you can also consider applying for the Chevening Scholarship, which offers coverage for university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, a round-trip economy class airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances.

When awarding scholarships for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Berlin and Potsdam, we take into account the student’s academic achievements, personal qualities, and social needs. In general, we support a wide range of scientific and artistic disciplines. In exceptional cases, we may also assist with vocational training in Berlin or Potsdam. However, funding for studies in your home country or other German federal states is not included under this scholarship program.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters
  • Institution(s): SBW Berlin
  • Study in: Germany
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: All fields
  • Program Period: Varies depending on the chosen degree.

Scholarship Coverage:

The SBW Berlin Scholarship offers the following benefits to its recipients:

  • Accommodation: A room in our shared student flats in Berlin.
  • Cost-of-living allowance: An amount determined in section IX to cover living expenses.
  • Tuition fees: Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Travel allowance: Possibly includes support for the recipient’s travel to Berlin before the start of their studies and for their journey home upon completion of their studies.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the SBW Berlin Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Required Language: Proficiency in English.
  • Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries around the world.
  • Age Limitation: Must be between 18 and 30 years old.
  • University Education: Applicants should either be in the process of starting their university education or be currently enrolled in the first, second, or maximum third semester at a recognized university (in Germany or abroad). Alternatively, they can be applying for a Master’s degree shortly before or after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree. The applicant’s average grades should correspond to a German grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • Financial Need: Applicants should be able to demonstrate relatively low net income. The total household income of the applicants should not exceed the officially stated average income for their home country. All sources of income for the family, including employment, business activities, property, child benefit, or pensions, will be taken into consideration.
  • Extra-curricular Activities Experience: Applicants who have professional or volunteer experience in the non-profit sector are encouraged to apply.

You may also want to explore the NCTU International Scholarship in Taiwan, which offers monthly stipends of $700 for undergraduate students, $733 for master’s students, and $966 for doctoral students.

How to Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, please follow the application instructions outlined below. Please note that you should have admission, acceptance, or evidence of eligibility to a university in Berlin or Potsdam.

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Provide your personal and contact information, and include a photograph.
  3. Provide details about your current and previous education.
  4. Provide information about the following:
  • Parents and members of your household.
  • Most recent school or university certificate.
  • Highest school leaving certificate.
  • Highest obtained university degree.
  • Current occupation and desired career.
  • Training, if applying for vocational training.
  • Internships and professional experience.
  • Skills, hobbies, and interests.
  • Travel abroad experience.
  • Volunteering experience.
  1. Include the following documents:
  • Motivation letter (1 or 2 pages long).
  • Copy of your last school or university certificate showing your grade point average and a grade overview.
  • Copy of your highest academic degree (high school diploma or university certificate) with your grade point average and a grade overview.
  • If available, copies of the following documents as well:
    • University admission or evidence of qualification for university entrance.
    • Copy of an internationally recognized language certificate for the language in which your studies will be taught.
    • All previous work, training, apprenticeship, and internship certificates and references.
    • If you have already started studying: all obtained university certificates and records of achievements (graded and ungraded).
    • Optional: One or two letters of recommendation from professors, schoolteachers, employers, etc.
    • Optional: Evidence of the net household income.

Note: Non-certified copies and translations are sufficient for the application. Certified copies of some documents may be required during the verification process if the applicant successfully passes the selection process.

  1. Submit the application and all enclosed certificates and supporting documents in German or English via email to [email protected].

The final decision on whether a scholarship will be granted for the following semester can be expected at the beginning of February or August of each year.

Application Deadline: May 15 to June 30 / November 15 to December 31 (Annually)

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