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SBW Berlin Scholarship for International Students

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Applications for the SBW Berlin scholarships program are now accepted to study in Germany.

The SBW Berlin scholarship program supports financially disadvantaged young people from abroad and will award scholarships for bachelor’s or master’s programs in Berlin or Potsdam.

All scientific and artistic disciplines are eligible.

About the SBW Berlin scholarship

DEADLINE : from November 15 to December 31 and from May 15 to June 30 of each year.
LEVEL : Bachelor, Master.
FINANCING : Fully Funded.
TARGET GROUP : Africa, South America, Asia, Eastern Europe.
ELIGIBLE FIELDS : All scientific and artistic disciplines

Benefits of SBW Berlin scholarships

The SBW Berlin scholarship program covers the necessary living expenses of the accepted candidates. The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fees waiver.
  • Accommodation.
  • A monthly allowance of up to 550 euros.
  • Travel allowance for your trip from Country of origin – Berlin – Country of origin.
  • A German or English course, if necessary.
  • A grant for the social project, if necessary.

There are 20 SBW scholarships.

Eligible countries and groups

Can apply for the SBW Berlin scholarships:

  • Foreign nationals of : Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.
  • Homeless foreigners.
  • Recognized refugees.
  • Holders of an establishment permit.
  • Holders of a long-term EU residence permit.
  • Students from EU and EEA countries who have already worked in Germany in an activity related to their studies, before resuming their studies.
  • Students from EU / EEA countries with a right of permanent residence as defined by the Law on Freedom of Movement (Freizügigkeitsgesetz EU).

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for the SBW Berlin scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  1. Between 18 and 30 years old.
  2. The average marks correspond to a weighted average in German of at least 2.0.
  3. Able to prove that they did not stay in Germany for more than 18 months before the application.
  4. No first degree family member permanently residing in Germany.
  5. Intend to work in their home country for at least 18 months after graduation.
  6. Professional or voluntary experience in the non-profit sector.
  7. Able to prove relatively low net income.

Application procedure

Send your application and all certificates and supporting documents in PDF format and in German or English by e-mail to [email protected]. If a document was issued in another language, please provide a translation into German or English.

Simple copies and translations are sufficient for the application.

The following documents should be attached to your email:

  • Application form.
  • Cover letter (one or two pages).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Copy of the last school or university certificate indicating the grade point average and an overview of the grades.
  • Copy of the highest academic degree (high school diploma or university certificate).
  • Information on net household income.

Applications deadline is set from November 15 to December 31 and from May 15 to June 30 of each year.

The final decision to award a scholarship can be expected in early August.

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  1. If I am accepted for the scholarship, what will be the next step in terms of the German language? Does the scholarship include language learning expenses?

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