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. Check this offer: Fully Funded Simmons University Kotzen Scholarships 2022
Through the SBW Berlin Scholarship, we support young talented people from abroad who have been socially committed to volunteer work in their home countries. We strongly believe that education is key to improving 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 fees, 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.
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.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- between 18 and 30 years old
- professional or volunteer experience in the non-profit sector
- strong intention to work in their country of origin for at least 18 months after graduation
- able to prove a relatively low net income4
- no first-degree family members who reside permanently in Germany
- able to prove that they have not stayed in Germany for more than 18 months before the application
- average grades corresponding to 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
- Applicants who do not meet all the requirements stated above cannot be considered
SBW Berlin can terminate its assistance if
- a scholarship recipient fails or postpones three exams.
- The failure to meet the target agreements set for the scholarship recipient’s non-profit project or changes concerning the scholarship recipient’s intended return to his/her home country are other reasons for the termination of the scholarship.
For the duration of the scholarship, SBW Berlin covers the necessary living expenses of the scholarship recipients. A full scholarship includes:
- a room in our shared student flats in Berlin
- cost-of-living allowance in the amount calculated in below
- tuition fees
- 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 studies12
- First payments can only be made after the scholarship recipient moved into the student flat.
- Amount of the assistance
- In the first semester, the SBW Berlin Scholarship recipients receive a living allowance of 450 Euro. In the following semesters, the scholarship recipients may receive a living allowance of up to 550 Euro maximum a month. The granted amount depends on the rating of the project and is 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
Our assistance will be provided for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 48 months, depending on the standard duration of studies in the discipline you have chosen. We grant assistance for specific periods of time, usually for the following semester.
We have a total of 20 scholarships available. Each semester, we can award as many scholarships as there are vacancies.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply for SBW Berlin International Scholarships 2022 in Germany through Email. You have to download the application form after completing it attach the listed document and send it.
- After going through all the details, download the application form (Click Here), fill it, attach all the document listed above and mail it to email@example.com.
- Only complete applications will be reviewed.
For more details about the SBW Berlin Scholarship, document to be attached, eligibility criteria visit the given below link:
The application deadlines end on December 31 and June 30 of each year.
Application documents can only be submitted between November 15th to December 31st and May 15th to June 30th of each year.
The final decision whether a scholarship (starting the following semester) will be granted can be expected at the beginning of February respectively and the beginning of August of each year.