What is STUBE Niedersachsen?

STUBE-Niedersachsen is a Student Program for students from Africa, Asia and Latin America. STUBE is a development-oriented education program and offers seminars, workshops and other activities related to development issues.

STUBE seminars and activities take place mainly during weekends. They supplement the professional university-studies with issues related to social, economic and cultural situations in the students home country.

The STUBE-program is practice-oriented, interdisciplinary and intercultural.

DATES: weekend seminars

- cancelled -
04.–06. Juni | Springe

Mobilität der Zukunft (engl.)
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10.–12. September | Springe
Studieren in Deutschland – Kooperation mit Studienkolleg Niedersachsen (dt.)

22.–24. Oktober | Goslar
Was kommt nach dem Studium? – Kooperation mit STUBE Nord (dt.)
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19.–21. November | Springe
Die Welt fair-ändern – Soziales Engagement (dt.)
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10.–12. Dezember | Goslar
Sind wir gemeinsam besser? – Prinzipien, Chancen und Widerstände multilateraler Diplomatie (engl.)
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DATES: day seminars

Berufsvorbereitende Praktika- und Studienaufenthalte
(BPSA) – Studientag mit Erfahrungsberichten und
Informationen zur Antragstellung/Einzelfallberatung (dt./engl.)
Planungstag 2022
Tagesveranstaltung noch offen

DATES: Holiday Academy

STUBE Fachakademie Helgoland 18.-23.8.2019
„Eine Insel entdecken: wie nachhaltig ist Helgoland?“
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13.–16. Mai | Goslar
Herausforderung Klimawandel (dt.)
Verstehen, vermeiden und anpassen
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  • Weekend seminars, study days, excursions, courses during semester breaks, workshops and evening
  • events on development-related topics
  • Student leadership training for intercultural and country-specific assignments, for example in local schools and church congregations
  • Support for students’ personal development-related activities at the universities and the university communities
  • Financial support for a development and careerorientated internship or research in the native country (BPSA).
  • Transnational seminars in preparation for return to the native country and setting up a livelihood there
  • Follow-up contact and alumni projects with former participants of the STUBE-programme
Bild: KED/STUBE Niedersachsen

BPSA Program

Scholarship for a development and career orientated internship or research in the native country (BPSA) for students from Asia, Africa and Latin America

Vocational traineeship and study visits (in German = Berufsvorbereitende Praktika- und Studienaufenthalte – abbreviated BPSA) are a program by “Bread for the World", a programme of help instigated by the protestant churches in Germany. The motto behind that work is “justice for the poor”.

BPSA serve to encourage subject-related learning and the achieving of goals connected to the studies. But they also serve to touch base in your home country after having been abroad for a long time. In addition they enable a combination of study contents and of development policy practise.

  • For the preparation of a developing country-related study or
  • for completing a study- or occupation-relevant traineeship during the main studies
  • The minimum duration of the stay should be four weeks.
  • Sole citizenship of a developing country from Africa, Asia or Latin America
  • Student of a university/institution of higher education in Lower Saxony
  • Maximal age: 35 years old
  • No other scholarship
  • Being away from your home country for at least 20-24 month
  • Being in financial need
  • Commitment in development related themes
  • Participation in at least one seminar of the STUBE- development education program
  • An application for BPSA
  • A personal data sheet (curriculum vitae)
  • A study report, which shows the past study process and the study emphasis
  • Detailed specification of the project at the place of destination (this can be the home country or another country of the home region); e.g. which investigations are going to be made, whether you are planning to do a survey, or whether you need to consult any other institutions on location. In the case of a traineeship: at which company and within which range are you going to do your research
  • Recommendation letter of a responsible person in the relevant department
  • Certificate of the traineeship in your home country

The support consists of the payment of the travel expenses to the most favourable tariff and if necessary a health insurance. A lump sum will be refunded as a compensation of the arising cost of living (300,00 € for up to 60 days, more than 60 days: 500,00 € ).

The flight reservation is generally taken over by the STUBE-office.

We need the following supporting documents:

For the preparation of a student research project:
We need a certificate by the responsible lecturer to make sure that the student will be advised while doing his/ her professional assignment. The project ought to be approved of and supported by the tutor. The tutor should also support the application for BPSA. In addition, we need a proof that the applicant doesn’t get any other scholarship.

For a traineeship:
A certificate of the company that a traineeship is offered to the applicant. The period as well as the contents of the traineeship have to be indicated. In the case of a traineeship, which is not an optional part of the study course: the confirmation of the responsible office that the traineeship is approved of and will be accepted. In the case of a traineeship, which is an optional part of the study course: the recommendation of a lecturer that this traineeship is favoured and the request for BPSA supported. In addition, we need a proof that the applicant doesn’t get any other scholarship.

When full benefit has been received, we ask you to do the following:
Please submit an analysis report after having finished the BPSA. The analysis report must be conforming to the STUBE-central-questions (at the latest three months after the return.)

  • Certificate of the realisation of the traineeship
  • The willingness to a personal evaluation/conversation
  • A copy of the student research project or the traineeship evaluation, respectively
  • The willingness to report within the STUBE-activities about the experience you made

You can get application forms for vocational traineeship and study stays from the STUBE office. Please hand in the application for a vocational traineeship and study stays at least eight weeks before the intended travel date.

Once every semester term we offer an information day concerning the BPSA-program. There you will get detailed information about the whole application process. You will meet students who tell about their experience with the BSPA-program. A participation before application is strongly recommended. The dates will be announced in our office or on our homepage.

The BPSA Programm is partial supported by the Bistum Hildesheim.


Susanne Berlich de Arroyo
Tel.: 0511 35 37 49-34


Brigitte Hartmann-Hasse
Tel.: 0511 353749-33