Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship

Update Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship und COVID19
VACASOL makes it possible for students who are active at an Ehrenamt to apply for the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship.

Purpose

Vacasol GmbH is convinced that it is an advantage for as many students as possible to take part of their education abroad. It is in many ways an advantage for a student to live and study abroad as such a stay help build an international perspective and network. Furthermore, during the stay abroad the students will gain an insight into other cultures and ways of life, and will return with improved language skills.

Unfortunately, the COVID19 pandemic has made it impossible for many students to (plan to) go abroad. For various reasons it has at the same time become increasingly difficult for young people to study, e.g. because the number of available jobs has decreased sharply. Therefore, we encourage students who are active at an Ehrenamt to apply for the 2021 Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship. We would like to acknowledge the effort they put forth to help others.

For these reasons Vacasol GmbH will grant ten yearly scholarships: Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship.

Scholarships

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

Students who are active at an Ehrenamt and thereby put forth an effort to help others, man also be granted the scholarship.

Application

You can only apply via email. Download this application form, fill it in and send it to us with the required documentation.

You may apply for a scholarship each year between January 1th and May 31th. It will take 2-3 weeks to process the applications after deadline.

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

Application requirements

Stays abroad
Applicants must meet the following requirements: You are an active student at a University, a Fachhochschule or a similar educational institution in Germany. As documentation, please send in a valid immatriculation certificate. You may apply for the scholarship regardless of your field of study. However, the following fields of study are regarded as especially qualifying in regard to the scholarship:

  • Foreign languages
  • History/Culture
  • Real estate management
  • Tourism, Tourism management
  • Hotel/Hospitality management
  • Marketing
  • or similar fields of study

Ehrenamt
Applicants must meet the following requirements: You are an active student at a University, a Fachhochschule or a similar educational institution in Germany. When you apply for the scholarship due to your Ehrenamt work, your field of study does not matter.

Documentation

Description

You must send in a description of the purpose of the stay or your Ehrenamt activity (1-2 DIN A4 pages) and attach the following items:

  • A description of you personal and professional objectives for the stay
  • Or your motivation for being active at an Ehrenamt
  • In both cases, we require a description of your motivation to apply for a scholarship

Recommendation and grades

Applicants: Stays abroad
We require a signed recommendation from a professor or an associate professor in one of the subjects mentioned above. The recommendation must include a description of the objectives, commitment and performance of the applicant.

Applicants: Ehrenamt
An official and valid certificate from an Ehrenamt organization.

Further, in both cases we require an overview of your grades for the last two semesters.

Selection of recipients

Stays abroad
We will place special emphasis on the recommendation from a professor or an associate professor in one of the subjects mentioned above. A commitment in another country, e.g. intercultural activities will be an advantage.

Ehrenamt
We take the duration of your Ehrenamt activity into consideration. Further, we place emphasis on your motivation for being active at an Ehrenamt.

Finally, we will take the applicants’ grades into consideration.

Award of the scholarships

The scholarships will be awarded at the end of June.

Recipients

We will contact all recipients directly. All recipients will receive a certificate to document that they have been awarded the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship.

Stays abroad
Each recipient is obligated to send us the following:

  • A report halfway through the stay (min. 1 page), and
  • A final report after the end of the stay (at least 3.000 words and at least four photos.

Ehrenamt
Each recipient is obligated to send us the following:

  • A report which describes your Ehrenamt activity
  • A description of your personal motivation for being active at an Ehrenamt.

The reports and (some of) the photos will be published in German at this page along with the names of the recipients.

Payment of the scholarships

Stays abroad
The scholarships will be divided into two payments:

  • 80% before the beginning of the stay,
  • 20% after the end of the stay and submission of the halfway report, the final report and the photos.

Ehrenamt
The scholarships are paid in full.

  • The full amount is paid when the scholarship is granted.

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.

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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