Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 4 Weeks
Language of Instruction English
Application for the German zis scholarship is now open. Zis wants to enable young people to prove themselves outside school standards and to independently shape their own projects. Zis is an experiential learning concept. In view of intercultural education’s role in youth’s autonomy, it has designed this scholarship and calls on the youth worldwide to apply for this unique opportunity. This program helps youth have a four-week journey and meet other countries and people.
Application deadline: 15 Feb 2021 (apply as soon as possible because there may be a crowd on the last day)
Organizer: zis Foundation
Program duration: 4 weeks
- The scholarship will provide you with 700 euros for an independent and self-determined journey – totally apart from your academic achievement, your parents, or your nationality. The only thing that matters is that you have a plan and do your own thing.
- A number of 30 mentors work with zis who will mentor and guide you as well with your application.
- Travelers from the previous ye, zis scholarship committee and the current year applicants will have the chance to attend an annual gathering held by the zis foundation where they will have the story of the previous year displayed.
- They will also interact with other guests and attend the workshops and receive travel instructions from zis alumni and mentors.
Note: The foundation does not finance conference trips or similar are not sponsored! So, if you are not from Germany you either have to travel to a German-speaking country or you have to have a subject related to Germany in order to submit a successful application for a zis scholarship.
- zis scholarships are open to young people of all nationalities.
- No matter you are still at school, doing an apprenticeship, studying or taking a gap year you can apply.
- The age limit is 21. Youths between 15-21 years of age are eligible to apply.
- Having any specific prior knowledge or experiences abroad to participate is nor mandatory.
- If you persuade the scholarship committee by your interest in your chosen topic and you have a realistic journey idea/project, your application has a good chance of succeeding.
How to apply?
Eligible students can apply online.
What should you include in your application?
Because this is all about you and is your journey, it’s up to you to decide which travel topic best interests you. Whether it’s art, nature, sports or politics – it’s your interests, talents, and inclinations that are important.
So, in your application tell the foundation what it is that connects you to your topic and what joins your chosen country to it. Depending upon your topic, you can also create a piece of art or craft instead of a written project report or choose an alternative way of documentation.
For questions on the content please contact the zis office, for technical questions please contact the webteam.
For further information about this scholarship and application tips and subsequent steps, you need to go through the official website of the zis Foundation.