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Program for International Education and Social Change Applicants

Call for Applications: B.A. scholarships for refugees seeking to study liberal arts

Through the Program for International Education and Social Change (PIESC), Bard College Berlin seeks to award scholarships to students from regions of crisis or conflict to begin or continue their undergraduate studies. The scholarship covers tuition for one of the four-year B.A. programs in the humanities or social sciences offered at Bard College Berlin. Room and board, monthly transport within Berlin, student health insurance, books, and other study materials will be provided on condition that no other additional fund is available.

Application Materials

To apply, candidates should submit the following materials:
  • Bard College Berlin Online Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae listing academic achievements, extracurricular activities and interests (upload in the Online Application Form)
  • Proof of refugee status or documentation indicating that refugee status is being sought, passport copy* (Supply with your CV or send to admissions@berlin.bard.edu
  • Motivation statement on why the applicant wishes to join the program (upload in the Online Application Form)
  • Graded writing sample or alternative essay question (email admissions@berlin.bard.edu to request the prompt)
  • One letter of recommendation (Teachers can upload online or send to admissions@berlin.bard.edu)
  • Personal statement of financial need (upload in the Online Application Form)
  • Official transcripts or school records (send to admissions@berlin.bard.edu)
  • Proof of English proficiency at C1 level (in the Online Application Form or send to admissions@berlin.bard.edu)
*Applicants should be aware that it is their responsibility to obtain legal entry to Germany in time to begin their program of study.

Interview and Contact

Applicants who successfully pass the first round will be invited to interview with the Admissions Committee.
  • Contact:
    Xenia Muth
    Admissions and Recruitment Officer
    Civic Engagement Coordinator

    Tel: +49 30 43733 121
All prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Xenia Muth in the Admissions Office to schedule an individual advising session on how to prepare their application for admission. Please also let us know if you have difficulties providing any of the documents above so that we can assist you in finding a solution.