SWB Berlin Scholarship in Germany

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree BachelorMasterNon Degree Program/Certificate
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 89215
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Opportunity Description

SWB Berlin gGmbH offers  Berlin Scholarships for talented young people to support them achieve a university degree or apprenticeship in Berlin, Germany.

Young people who are socially committed and have voluntary work experience can apply to SWB Berlin Scholarship. These scholarships help the youth having a financially disadvantaged family background to study their bachelor’s or Masters degree  in Berlin and Potsdam and use the skills they acquire during their studies in Germany to promote long-term non-profit projects in their home countries to improve the live conditions there.

Important Details

Level: Bachelor’s and master degree

Location: Berlin, and Potsdam, Germany  

Deadline: December 31 and June 30


Scholarship benefits:

SWB offers fully funded scholarships covering the following expenses:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly allowance for living expenses

These Scholarships are awarded for students from the following regions:

  • Eastern Europe
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa

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Who can apply to SWB Berlin Scholarship?

Applicants who meets one the following groups can apply:

  • Foreign nationals, whose home countries appear to have a particular need for development
  • Homeless foreigners
  • Recognised refugees2
  • Holders of a settlement permit
  • Holders of an EU long-term residence permit
  • Holders of a residence permit in accordance with §§ 22, 23 para. 1 or 2, §§ 23a, 25 para. 1
    or 2 of the Residence Act (AufenthG) in case of permanent residence in Germany
  • Holders of a residence permit in accordance with § 25 para. 3, para. 4 sentence 2, or para.
    5 of the Residence Act (AufenthG) in case of permanent residence in Germany
  • 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)

Note: Students already have their studies funded by another scholars are not eligible to apply.


  • be between the 18 and 30 years old
  • Hold an average grades correspond with a German grade point average of at least 2.0
  • have not stayed in Germany for more than 18 months before the application
  • Be intended to work in their country of origin for at least 19 months after graduation.
  • Be able to prove a relatively low net income.

Required Documents: 

  • Application form (pdf or online form )
  • Motivation letter (one or two pages long
  • Current CV
  • highest School or university certificate and transcripts
  • information about net household income

If available:

  • qualification for university entrance
  • University admission in Potsdam or Berlin where you intend to study or already studying
  • internationally recognized certificate of language
  • all previous work, training, apprenticeship and internship certificates and references
  • all university certificates and achievement records

recommended documents: 

  • one or two recommendation letters from professors, employers, schoolteachers …
  • evidence of the net household income

How to apply?

applicants should apply to this scholarship online or request a PDF application form. Online application will start in May 2021

Selected applicants will need to attend an online interview and elaborate their non-profit project.

Read the complete Details of SWB Berlin scholarship Here, If you are refugee, you can read the details HERE

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