SBW Berlin Scholarship – Study in Germany 2023

With our scholarship, we support talented young people from abroad who are socially committed and have volunteer work experience. We believe that education is key to improve the living conditions in the poorer countries of the world.

Therefore, as part of our cooperation with other non-profit organisations, we award scholarships to young, committed talents from abroad so that they can achieve a university degree or apprenticeship in Berlin. A full scholarship includes the funding of the tuition fees, accommodation in our in-house student flats and a monthly allowance for living expenses.

Our scholarship holders initiate and implement social projects while they are studying in Berlin. Ideally, these projects a are part of the non-profit work of organisations based in their home countries and / or contribute to improving the living conditions there.

After successfully completing their studies, we expect them to continue these projects and advance them through the skills they have acquired here. SBW Berlin assist with advice and mentoring.

At present, our scholarship is reserved for students from Eastern Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. We believe that these regions have a particular need for development assistance due to their current economic and/or social situation.

Funding Offered at SBW Berlin

  • 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 maximum. 1000 euros.

Conditions for applying for the SBW Berlin scholarship

  • Eligible Countries : All nationalities. ( United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen) .
  • The applicant’s age should be between 18 and 30 years.
  • Applicants must have been before commencing their university education or fully enrolled in the first, second or maximum third semester at a state-recognised university (in Germany or abroad) or applying for a master’s degree before or shortly after obtaining a bachelor’s degree .
  • The applicant’s grade point average corresponds to at least a German GPA of 2.0.
  • Be able to prove that they have not been in Germany for more than 18 months before submitting the application.
  • Applicants who intend to work in their home country for at least 18 months after graduation.
  • Applicants with professional or volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Applicants who are able to demonstrate a relatively low net income.
  • The applicant does not have first-degree family members permanently residing in Germany.
  • Students whose studies in Germany have already been funded by another scholarship are not allowed to apply. The exception to this rule is assistance under the Federal Education Assistance Act (BAFöG). In this case, the grant amount is adjusted according to an allowance. BAFöG

How to Apply for the SBW Berlin Scholarship

  • Fill out the scholarship application form (online or PDF) from  here .
  • Submit the following documents
    • Letter of Intent or Letter of Motivation which is the purpose of receiving the scholarship
    • CV
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    • A high school diploma to apply for a bachelor’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree to apply for a master’s degree
    • Recommendation letter
    • Information about net household income
    • valid passport
    • SBW may request other documents at later stages.
  • Fill in your personal information and contact information.
  • The application and all certificates and supporting documents attached to it in German or English must be submitted via email to  [email protected] .
  • You should read the grant guidelines from  here .