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First Generation International Scholarships in Germany

Bard College Berlin is offering the First Generation Scholarships to support highly motivated students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence for the academic year 2023-2024.

The award is open for international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at Bard College Berlin. The scholarship program will cover the full program fee for up to four years.

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Currently ranking 305th nationwide, Bard College Berlin, founded in 1999 with the aim of returning small-group seminar teaching and interdisciplinary undergraduate education in the liberal arts to the highest level of European education, is a private, non-profit institution of higher education in Berlin, Germany.

Why choose to study at Bard College Berlin? The student body of Bard is highly international and diverse in terms of geography, culture, class, and economic background and meets with faculty in small seminars taught in English. Bard puts a lot of emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual ambition, creativity, and the connection between life in and outside the classroom is a fundamental feature.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th January 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Bard College Berlin
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: Tuition fee
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: All foreign students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Bachelor degree programmes available at Bard College Berlin can be applied for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must the first to attend college in their family.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students can either apply through the Common Application or through the Bard College Application System. Students need to fill the Student financial Statement form and submit it with the admission application.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Motivation Statement
  • Graded writing sample
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Admission Requirements: All application materials should be in English or German or should be submitted together with certified English translations. SAT or ACT scores are optional.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL IBT – 95
  • CAE – A to C
  • CPE – A to C
  • TOEFL Essentials – 10
  • Duolingo – 120


The students selected by Bard College Berlin will be provided up to the full on-campus comprehensive fee renewable for four years.

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