Area of studyAll
Country of the ScholarshipGermany
Scholarship Valid Until (Year)2024
Type of scholarshipMaster's scholarship
Scholarship amount given$7000 - $9000
Type of scholarship administratorUniversity
Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)Offline
Scholarship Contact DetailsHttps://sbw.berlin/en/contact/
Are you a young, socially committed person who wants to study in Germany and make a positive impact in your home country? Do you have an interesting project idea, but not the resources to realize it? If yes, then you might be interested in the SBW Berlin Scholarship, a fully funded scholarship program that supports young talents from abroad who have a financially disadvantaged family background.
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is not just a financial aid, but also a mentoring and networking program that helps you develop your personal and professional skills, connect with like-minded people, and initiate your own project. You will also get a chance to live in a shared student flat in Berlin, one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the world. Whether you want to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any scientific or artistic discipline, or a vocational training in Berlin or Potsdam, the SBW Berlin Scholarship can help you achieve your academic and career goals.
About the Scholarship Provider
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is offered by SBW Berlin gGmbH, a non-profit organization that supports educational projects all over the world. SBW Berlin was founded in 1994 by Dr. Hans-Georg Wicke, a German entrepreneur and philanthropist, who wanted to contribute to the international advancement and dissemination of education and knowledge. Since then, SBW Berlin has supported more than 500 students from over 80 countries, and has initiated various projects in the fields of education, culture, health, and environment.
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is open to 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. The applicants should be between 18 and 30 years old, and should have excellent academic qualifications, personal aptitudes, and social needs. The applicants should also have a good command of the German language, or be willing to learn it before starting their studies.
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is available for studies in Berlin or Potsdam, Germany. Germany is one of the most popular destinations for international students, thanks to its high-quality education system, low or no tuition fees, diverse culture, and rich history. Berlin and Potsdam are two of the most attractive cities in Germany, offering a wide range of academic and cultural opportunities, as well as a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship that covers the following expenses:
- A room in a shared student flat in Berlin
- Cost-of-living allowance
- 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 studies
Level and Field of Study
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is available for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in any scientific or artistic discipline, or vocational training in Berlin or Potsdam. In general, all state-recognized universities and colleges in Berlin and Potsdam are eligible, except for private universities that charge high tuition fees. The applicants should choose a study program that matches their interests, abilities, and career aspirations, and that is relevant for their project idea.
How to Apply
The SBW Berlin Scholarship has two application periods per year: May 15 to June 30 and November 15 to December 31. The applicants should fill out an online application form, and upload the following documents:
- A letter of motivation
- A curriculum vitae
- A project outline
- A copy of the school-leaving certificate or the university entrance qualification
- A copy of the university enrollment certificate or the confirmation of admission
- A proof of the financial situation of the applicant and their family
- A proof of the German language skills or the willingness to learn German
The applicants should also provide two references from persons who can attest to their academic and social skills, such as teachers, professors, employers, or mentors. The references should be sent directly to SBW Berlin by email or post.
The applications are reviewed by a selection committee, which invites the shortlisted candidates for an online interview. The final decision is made by the board of directors of SBW Berlin, and the applicants are informed about the outcome by email.
Countries that can Apply
The SBW Berlin Scholarship is open to young people from all countries, except for Germany and the European Union. The applicants should have a permanent residence in their home country, and should intend to return there after completing their studies.
To be eligible for the SBW Berlin Scholarship, the applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Be between 18 and 30 years old
- Have a financially disadvantaged family background
- Have excellent academic qualifications and personal aptitudes
- Have a good command of the German language, or be willing to learn it before starting their studies
- Have a socially committed project idea that is relevant for their home country
- Be enrolled or admitted to a state-recognized university or college in Berlin or Potsdam, or apply for a vocational training in Berlin or Potsdam
- Agree to the terms and conditions of the SBW Berlin Scholarship
The SBW Berlin Scholarship has two application periods per year: May 15 to June 30 and November 15 to December 31. The applicants should submit their applications within these periods, and follow the instructions on the official website of the scholarship provider.
For more information about the SBW Berlin Scholarship, and to apply online, please visit the official website of the scholarship provider. You can also find more details about the application process, the selection criteria, the scholarship benefits, and the frequently asked questions on the website. If you have any queries, you can contact the SBW Berlin team by email or phone.