How to Apply for SBW Berlin Scholarship?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for this scholarship.

Note: You should have admission, acceptance or evidence of eligibility to a university in Berlin or Potsdam.

(1) Fill in the application form.

(2) Fill in your personal and contact information and add your photograph.

(3) Provide information about your current and previous education.

(4) Provide information about the following:

  • 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)

We recommend all applicants to submit the following additional documents, which are not mandatory:

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

Note: Non-certified copies and translations are sufficient for the application. If the applicant successfully passes the selection process, certified copies of some of those documents will be required during the verification process.

(6) The application and all enclosed certificates and supporting documents must be submitted in
German or English via email to

The final decision whether a scholarship (starting the following semester) will be granted can be expected at the beginning of February respectively the beginning of August of each year.