Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship


Dear students,
we are stopping the application possibilities for Scholarships to Russia and Belarus.
We know that there are many young people in Russia who reject Russia’s military campaign against Ukraine and wish for peace and freedom.
However, in face of the war, we cannot agree to promoting exchange relations with Russia and Belarus.

Experience Europe and the world. Show social commitment.

The Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship 2023 is awarded by Vacasol GmbH as a partial scholarship.
Europe is our business – to support cosmopolitan and committed people, we have launched the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship. We would like to recognize intercultural cooperation, interest in encountering other nations and cultures, as well as extraordinary social commitment.

Funding priorities

Support for studies abroad and social commitment

Encountering people from other nations and cultures is of great importance to Vacasol GmbH and our support for stays abroad – semesters, internships, and other study-related projects abroad. This is one of two main priorities for the selection of candidates.

Vacasol GmbH also promotes social commitment by people who perform charitable activities to the benefit of society. Social Commitment – when applicants are involved in social activities outside of their studies or training, or do voluntary work – is the second funding priority and shall be rewarded with the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship.

Type of funding

Once a year we will grant ten scholarships each worth 1.000 Euros.


Stays abroad
We presuppose that the applicants are enrolled at a university, a university of applied sciences or a similar educational institution in Germany at the time of the application and the planned stay abroad. Applicants from all subjects are welcome.

Funding is only possible if the departure takes place after awarding the scholarships and no later than March 31st of the following year.

Social engagement/volunteering

We presuppose that the applicants are enrolled at a university, a university of applied sciences or a similar educational institution in Germany at the time of the application and their voluntary work. Applicants from all subjects are welcome.

We are currently unable to support Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programs that are completed entirely abroad as well as international degree programs that are carried out at different locations.

Erasmus students are excluded from support.

We expect from the scholarship recipients

Funding priority: stays abroad

  • a report halfway through the stay (min. 1 A4 page)
  • a final report after the end of the stay (min. 3.000 words and min. 4 photos)

Funding priority: social commitment

  • a detailed report about the voluntary work/project and the corresponding motivation within 3 months after awarding the scholarships (min. 1 A4 page)
  • Consent to the use of photos (inlcuding photos of the recipient), reports and naming within the scope of public relations activities and press work of Vacasol GmbH (see application form)


An application can be submitted only by e-mail. The application form can be found under the following link: application form. The form has to be filled in and sent together with the complete personal documentation to

Application documents and official certificates

The complete application documents for the scholarship should always contain:

  • a completely filled in and signed application form
  • a transcript of records for the last two semesters
  • a signed letter of recommendation from a professor or an associate professor describing the applicants’ goals and achievements

Funding priority: stays abroad

  • a description of the purpose of the stay (1-2 A4 pages)
  • personal and professional goals for the stay

Funding priority: social commitment

  • a description of the purpose of the voluntary work (1-2 A4 pages)
  • the motivation to do voluntary work
  • an official proof of the organization, carrier or association about the type of activity

Please combine all documents into one PDF file, if possible.

Application deadline

Applications for the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship are to be sent online from January 1st, 2023, to May 31st, 2023. The processing of the applications can take up to 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.

Note: we only process application documents that are complete and submitted on time. Additional documents will be disregarded.

Awarding of the scholarships

The scholarships are awarded at the end of June each year. We will contact all selected scholarship recipients by email. We also confirm the award of the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship with a certificate.

Payment of the scholarships

The entire amount will be paid out as soon as the scholarship holders have been selected. The scholarships are paid out once in full amount.
The payment can only be made to a bank account in the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area). Any transfer fees are not covered. Payment in cash is not possible.

Academic Director

In our view it is important to establish close connections to universities and similar institutions. In this way, we can point out the possibility to apply for support for a stay abroad that we offer to as many students as possible.

Therefore, we are glad to announce that Professor Dr. Hartwig Bohne has accepted to act as Academic Director and Ambassador for Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship.

Hartwig Bohne

Handling of personal data

We handle all personal data in accordance with GDPR. You can read more about the way we handle personal data in regard to applications on the application form.

You must accept our privacy policy in order to apply for a scholarship.


Former recipients of the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship

Visit this page to see who have already been awarded a Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship.

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