The SBW Berlin scholarship was designed for international students to pursue a fully-funded bachelor’s or master’s degree studies at a university or a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) in Berlin or Potsdam, Germany.
According to reports published on its website, the scholarship offers monthly stipends, lodging allowance, travel reimbursement, and a 100% waiver of tuition fees.
Interested applicants are expected to have been working with a non-profit organization or social institution in their home countries.
Scholarship recipients are expected to continue their social projects within the non-profit organization or social institution and further develop their projects on-site in their respective home countries when the study program or the funding period expires.
It also disclosed that the applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and have professional or volunteer experience in the non-profit/social sector (supported by letters of recommendation from the social institution or non-profit organization).
They must have demonstrably not resided in Germany for more than 18 months before application, possess university entrance qualification and intention to work for at least 18 months in the country of origin after graduation or to engage in charitable activities in Germany until the repayment plan is fulfilled.
They must have proven relatively low net income, average grade equivalent to a German grade point average of at least 2.0, and no direct family members permanently residing in Germany.
Also, application before the commencement of studies or fully enrolled in the first, second, or
maximum third semester at a state-recognised university (in Germany or abroad) or application for a master’s degree shortly before or after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.