SBW Berlin Scholarship 2023-2024

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SBW Berlin Scholarship 2023-24

Grade Level Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Country Berlin, Germany.
Eligible Nationalities All Countries
Required Language English
Sponsors SBW Berlin

Fully or partially Funded

Application Deadline  Application documents can only be submitted online through the SBW Berlin website between
November 15 and December 31 and between May 15 and June 30 each year.

Are you a student seeking an exciting opportunity or scholarship to support your degree program? SBW Berlin, Germany inviting online application for SBW Berlin Scholarship 2023-2024.

Don’t let this fantastic chance pass you by by missing the application deadline! In this article, we’ll go over this scholarship program’s features, benefits, and step-by-step application process.

About SBW Berlin Scholarship 2023-2024

Through our scholarship programme, we assist young, brilliant individuals from overseas who have demonstrated a commitment to social responsibility by performing voluntary work in their home nations. We firmly think that education is essential to enhancing living standards in the world’s poorest nations. As a result, we provide scholarships to young, deserving foreign talents to pursue a university degree or an apprenticeship in Berlin as part of our collaboration with other non-profit organisations. A complete scholarship covers all costs, including tuition, housing in one of our on-campus student apartments, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

SBW Berlin scholarship students conceive, plan, and carry out their own social nonprofit initiatives right from the start of their studies. These initiatives should ideally be closely related to the efforts of other non-profit groups working to raise living standards in the scholarship recipient’s place of origin. Scholarship winners are encouraged to continue working on their projects and put the skills and information they acquired during their time in Berlin into practise once their studies are successfully completed. SBW Berlin is available to offer guidance and mentoring.

Currently, only students from Eastern Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa are eligible for our grant. These areas, in our opinion, require the most assistance for growth owing to the existing economic and/or social climate.

Program of Study

It offers a wide range of programs and courses in various fields of study, including business, economics, technology, and social sciences.

During the participation in our scholarship program, the scholarship recipients attend additional workshops at SBW Berlin, submit project reports, and prepare talks and presentations on their projects.

During the participation in our scholarship program, the scholarship recipients attend additional workshops at SBW Berlin, submit project reports, and prepare talks and presentations on their projects.

About SBW Berlin

SBW Berlin is a renowned educational institution located in Berlin, Germany. It offers a wide range of programs and courses in various fields of study, including business, economics, technology, and social sciences. SBW Berlin is known for its high academic standards, innovative teaching methods, and practical orientation, preparing students for successful careers in their respective industries. The institution fosters a dynamic learning environment, combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience and encouraging students to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills. With its state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated faculty, and strong industry connections, SBW Berlin provides students with an excellent platform to thrive academically and professionally, contributing to their personal growth and future success.

Scholarship Coverage

  • Full or partial coverage of tuition fees for the duration of the program.
  • Financial assistance to cover living expenses, such as accommodation, meals, and transportation.
  • Allowances for books, study materials, and other educational resources.
  • Health insurance coverage or assistance with obtaining health insurance.
  • Support for research or study-related projects.
  • Mentorship and guidance from faculty or professionals in the field.
  • Access to networking opportunities, conferences, or workshops.
  • Additional benefits or perks specific to the scholarship program.

For the duration of the scholarship (max. funding period is equivalent to the regular period of the study program), SBW Berlin covers the necessary living expenses of the scholarship recipients.

The scholarship includes:

  • a room in our shared student flats in Berlin
  • cost-of-living allowance currently in the amount of 480 Euro per month,
    tuition fees
  • possibly also a travel allowance for the journey to Berlin before the start of your studies and for the journey home after you have completed your studies
  • First payments can only be made after the scholarship recipient moved into the shared student apartment. Part-time jobs are generally not approved by SBW Berlin.

Applicants who receive benefits in accordance with the Federal Education Assistance Act (BAFöG) will only receive an allowance that does not count as income under the terms of § 21 para 3 Nr. 2 of BAföG. These applicants usually only receive a flat rate (book allowance) of 100 Euro maximum a month because the cash value of the accommodation that SBW Berlin provides must be

Eligibility Criteria

  • Foreign nationals, whose home countries appear to have a particular need for development assistance
  • Homeless foreigners
  • Recognized refugees
  • Holders of a settlement permit
  • Holders of an EU long-term residence permit
  • Students from EU and EEA countries who have already worked in Germany in an activity
    related to their studies, before taking up their studies
  • Students from EU/EEA countries with permanent right of residence as defined by the Freedom of Movement Act (Freizügigkeitsgesetz EU)
  • Students whose studies in Germany are already being funded by another scholarship are not
    eligible to apply.
  • An exception to this rule is assistance under the Federal Education Assistance Act (BAföG). In this case, the amount of the scholarship is adjusted according to the BAföG allowance.

Required Documents

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 or
    to engage in non-profit work until the repayment plan3
  • has been fulfilled.
  • 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
  • average grades corresponding to a German grade point average of at least 2.0.5
  • 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.

How to Apply for SBW Berlin Scholarship 2023-2024?

Applicants must submit at least the following documents:

  • application form (online form on the SBW Berlin website)
  • project description (two to five pages long)
  • current curriculum vitae7
  • information about the net household income8
  • copy of the last school or university certificate that shows the grade point average and a
    grade overview
  • copy of the highest academic degree (high school diploma or university certificate) that
    shows the grade point average and a grade overview.

If available, copies of the following documents should also be included:

  • qualification for university entrance
  • admission to the university in Berlin or Potsdam where you intend to study (or are already
  • internationally recognized language certificate for the language in which your studies will be
  • all previous work, training, apprenticeship and internship certificates and references
    all already obtained university certificates and records of achievements (graded and

We recommend to all applicants to submit the following additional documents, which are not mandatory:

  • one or two letters of recommendation from professors, schoolteachers, employers, etc.
    evidence of the net household income
  • The application and all enclosed certificates and supporting documents must be submitted in
  • German or English. If the original document was issued in another language, we also ask for a
    translation into German or English.
  • Non-certified copies and translations are sufficient for the application.
  • If the application successfully passes the selection process, the applicant must submit certified
    copies of some of those documents by the verification process.

FAQ About Scholarship

Do I have to pay an application fee before or after submitting my application to SBW Berlin?

No, SBW Berlin does not need any fees for applications through money transfers or other means.

Does SBW Berlin use WhatsApp or Telegram?

No, we don’t have Telegram or WhatsApp. Be careful if you get messages through these channels since they are not from us.

I received a message from „SBW Berlin Scholarship“ on WhatsApp or from someone named Nooraldeen ( and have to submit further documents after transferring money. Is that accurate?

That is not SBW Berlin, though. We DO NOT utilise WhatsApp, nor do we request any financial transfers from candidates in exchange for their applications.

How do I know I received the correct information and how do I know the message is from SBW Berlin?

On our website (such as in the requirements and instructions for the SBW Berlin scholarship) and on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Insta, and TikTok), you may discover the most recent details about our scholarships. Please confirm that the emails are coming from or

I want to study at SBW Berlin. How many programmes do you provide?

The SBW Berlin is not a college or language institute. If a candidate wishes to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree, he or she must submit a separate application to the university in Berlin or Potsdam.

I got admitted to a university in Munich. Am I eligible to apply for this scholarship?

You may submit an application for the SBW Berlin scholarship. All SBW Berlin scholarship recipients, however, are required to enrol at a college in Berlin or Potsdam. In this situation, you will also need to reapply for admission to Potsdam or Berlin universities.

Do I need to speak German to apply for the SBW Berlin scholarship?

Candidates are not required to speak German. They should, however, speak English well. Applicants must meet the language requirements of a certain program/university in Berli if they wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Can I study German or another language at SBW Berlin?

No, as SBW Berlin is neither a college or language institute. No language courses are available from us. Be informed that the SBW Berlin scholarship does not provide financing for “Studienkolleg” or other activities (such as language lessons) in your home country before the winner departs for Berlin.

Do I need to submit a language certificate?

Only during the verification phase is an official language certificate required. Only candidates who have been invited to a videoconference or in-person interview and who have completed the interview will be required to provide official language certifications (in either English or German). We advise candidates to get in touch with the international office or student advising office at the university they intend to attend for further details on language requirements.

Do I have to return to my home country after I finished my studies?

Yes, all SBW Berlin scholarship holders are required to go back to their home nations. Please visit our website or the relevant rules for additional details on the SBW Berlin Scholarship for Refugees.

Can I bring my family, can a family member stay with me, or can I stay at my family’s house?

That is not feasible, sorry. All SBW Berlin scholarship winners are required to respect the privacy of their roommate(s) because they reside in communal student flats.

Official Notification

Disclaimer: This is not the official scholarship website; it is only a one-page description of the scholarship. Despite our best efforts to keep the material up to date and correct, changes might happen at any time without prior notice. The most current, accurate, and complete information may be found on the official scholarship website, which we strongly advise you to verify. Any reliance you put on knowledge received from is totally at your own risk.

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