SBW Berlin Scholarship

Through our scholarship, we support young talented people from abroad who have been socially committed in volunteer work in their home countries. We strongly believe that education is key to improve living conditions in the poorer countries of the world. Therefore, as part of our cooperation with other non-profit organizations, we award scholarships to young committed international talents to pursue a university degree or apprenticeship in Berlin. A full scholarship includes the funding of tuition fee, accommodation in our in-house student apartments, and a monthly allowance for living expenses.

From the beginning of their studies SBW Berlin scholarship recipients initiate, develop, and implement their own social non-profit projects. Ideally, these projects have strong connections to the work of other non-profit organizations located in the scholarship recipient’s home country to improve living conditions there. After the successful completion of their studies, scholarship recipients are expected to return to their home countries 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.

One of the most crucial requirements of the SBW Berlin scholarship is the scholarship recipient’s intention to return to his/her home country to work there for at least 18 months after the completion of the study program. Thus, from the beginning of the scholarship, SBW Berlin supports all scholarship recipients to realize their professional goals in their home countries. This is done through networking with other organizations, through SBW Berlin’s assistance with targeted job searches in the scholarship recipients’ home countries and with the preparation of job materials thereafter. In addition, all developed social non-profit projects should have strong connections with the scholarship recipients’ home countries.

At present, our scholarship is reserved for students from Eastern Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. In our view, these regions need the most support in their development due to the current economic and/or social situation.

 

 

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