Scholarship for Refugees

With our scholarship for refugees, we support talented young people from abroad who have fled to Germany and intend to live here permanently.

We believe that education is key to improve their living conditions. Hence we award scholarships to young, committed talents so that they can achieve a university degree or complete an apprenticeship in Berlin or Potsdam.

A full scholarship includes the funding of all tuition fees, accommodation in our in-house student flats and a monthly allowance for living expenses.

Since most refugees have to complete their school education in a foreign language (German) and cannot return to their home country, we have adjusted our application requirements for them. Refugees can already apply with a German grade point average of 2.5. A permanent stay in Germany is no obstacle for them.

From the beginning of their studies (or apprenticeship) our scholarship recipients initiate, develop, and implement their own social non-profit projects. After the successful completion of their studies/apprenticeship, scholarship recipients are expected to continue working on their projects and to implement the skills and knowledge acquired during their stay in Berlin. SBW Berlin is on hand to provide advice and mentorship.

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