About the SBW Berlin Scholarship
Through our scholarship, we support young talented people from abroad who have been socially committed in volunteer work in their home countries. We strongly believe that education is key to improve living conditions in the poorer countries of the world. Therefore, as part of our cooperation with other non-profit organizations, we award scholarships to young committed international talents to pursue a university degree or apprenticeship in Berlin. A full scholarship includes the funding of tuition fee, accommodation in our in-house student apartments, and a monthly allowance for living expenses.
From the beginning of their studies SBW Berlin scholarship recipients initiate, develop, and implement their own social non-profit projects. Ideally, these projects have strong connections to the work of other non-profit organizations located in the scholarship recipient’s home country to improve living conditions there. After the successful completion of their studies, scholarship recipients are expected to return to their home countries to continue working on their projects and to implement the skills and knowledge acquired during their stay in Berlin. SBW Berlin is on hand to provide advice and mentorship.
One of the most crucial requirements of the SBW Berlin scholarship is the scholarship recipient’s intention to return to his/her home country to work there for at least 18 months after the completion of the study program. Thus, from the beginning of the scholarship, SBW Berlin supports all scholarship recipients to realize their professional goals in their home countries. This is done through networking with other organizations, through SBW Berlin’s assistance with targeted job searches in the scholarship recipients’ home countries and with the preparation of job materials thereafter. In addition, all developed social non-profit projects should have strong connections with the scholarship recipients’ home countries.
At present, our scholarship is reserved for students from Eastern Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. In our view, these regions need the most support in their development due to the current economic and/or social situation.
SBW Berlin is offering fully-funded Master’s and Bachelor’s degree scholarships to international students for the academic year 2021. The SBW Berlin Scholarship supports young people from abroad with a financially disadvantaged family background who will use the skills they acquire during their studies in Germany to promote long-term non-profit projects, preferably in their countries of origin.
Why you might choose to apply for the SBW Berlin Scholarship
SBW Berlin supports educational projects all over the world. With our SBW Berlin Scholarship, we contribute to international advancement and the dissemination of education and knowledge. With this scholarship, SBW enables them to obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Germany (Berlin or Potsdam). In special cases, SBW also funds vocational training.
Why study in Germany?
For students, Germany is a paradise for higher education. In Germany, you will find many universities that excel in international university rankings, a huge number of majors that can be studied in all fields, and an acceptable cost of living. Add to that, Germany has a long and rich history, and life in Germany is very lively.
- Host country: Germany
- Host institution: SBW Berlin
- Grant period: 48 months
- Scholarship Coverage: Fully Funded
- Study level: Bachelor’s degree – Master’s degree
- Application deadline: The application runs from Nov 15 to Dec 31, 2022
Funding provided in the scholarship
- study fees
- Accommodation in a room in the SBW shared student apartments in Berlin.
- Living allowance of 550 euros per month.
- Social project support will be provided if required.
- It is likely that a travel allowance will be provided for your trip to Berlin before the start of your studies and for your flight back home after completion of your studies. The maximum budget for flights within Europe. €500 and for travel outside Europe a maximum. 1000 euros.
SBW Scholarship Disciplines
All majors offered at Berlin or Potsdam universities are available, such as:
- the pharmacy,
And all the scientific and literary disciplines that exist in the universities of Berlin and Potsdam.