SBW Berlin Scholarship to Study in Germany


International students can apply for the fully funded SBW Berlin Scholarship. This grant is available for graduate and undergraduate study. The scholarship provides various benefits, including a monthly stipend, a travel and accommodation allowance, and a 100% waiver of tuition fees.

Worldwide educational initiatives are supported by SBW Berlin. With our SBW Berlin Scholarship, we support the promotion and global diffusion of knowledge and learning.

The SBW Berlin Scholarship provides financial assistance to international students from low-income families who wish to use their education in Germany to further long-term non-profit initiatives, preferably back home.

Brief Description of the SBW Berlin Scholarship

Scholarship Location: Germany

Scholarship Host: SBW Berlin

Course/Level of Study: Undergraduate and Master’s in all fields

Scholarship Duration: Depends on the chosen degree.

Eligible Individual/Country: All world countries

Age Limitation: 18-30 years old

Worth of Scholarship: Below are the worth of the SBW Berlin Scholarships:

  • A Berlin student apartment room, in which we shared
  • The cost-of-living allowance in the amount determined in section IX.
  • Tuition fees
  • A travel stipend may also be provided for your trip to Berlin before the commencement of your studies and your return trip home once you have finished your studies.
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Application Deadline: May 15 to June 30 / November 15 to December 31 (Annually)

Eligibility Criteria for SBW Berlin Scholarship

  • Before beginning their university studies, applicants should be fully enrolled in the first, second, or maximum third semester at a state-recognized institution (in Germany or abroad), or they should be applying for a Master’s degree soon after or just before receiving a Bachelor’s degree. A German grade point average of at least 2.0 corresponds to average grades.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate having a modest net income. The applicants’ combined family income does not surpass the official estimate of the average income for their home nation. All household members’ incomes and the family’s various sources of income, such as those from jobs, businesses, real estate, child benefits, and pensions, will be taken into consideration.
  • Extra-curricular Activities Experience Those candidates who have worked or volunteered in the nonprofit sector.

Method of Application

To apply for this scholarship, please follow the application steps below.

You must have received admission, acceptance, or eligibility documentation from a university in Berlin or Potsdam.

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(1) Complete the application form.

(2) Include your photo and personal and contact details.

(3) Describe your past and present academic background.

(4) Include the following information:

  • Your parents and members of your household.
  • Most recent school or university certificate
  • Highest school leaving certificate
  • Highest obtained university degree
  • Current occupation and desired career
  • Training, in case of applications for vocational training
  • Internships and professional experience
  • Your skills, hobbies and interests
  • Travel abroad experience
  • Volunteering experience

(5) Include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter (1 or 2 pages long)
  • Copy of your last school or university certificate that shows your grade point average
    and a grade overview
  • copy of your highest academic degree (high school diploma or university certificate) with
    your grade point average and a grade overview

If available, copies of the following documents as well:

  • University admission or evidence of your qualification for university entrance
  • Copy of an internationally recognized language certificate for the language in which your
    studies will be taught
  • All previous work, training, apprenticeship and internship certificates and references
  • If you have already started studying: all so far obtained university certificates and records
    of achievements (graded and ungraded)

All applicants are encouraged to submit the following optional extra documents, which are not required:

  • a letter or two of recommendation from a professor, educator, employer, etc.
  • proof of the household’s net income

Note: Translations and copies that are not certified will do for the application. Certified copies of some of those documents will be needed throughout the verification procedure if the applicant successfully completes the selection process.

(6) The application must be submitted with all certificates and supplemental documentation included in German or English through email to

The last decision of whether a scholarship (starting the next semester) will be granted can be
anticipated around the beginning of February and the beginning of each year’s August.

For more information and how to apply, visit the official website below:

Official Website