Travel Grants for Young People Worldwide

Apply by 15th February of every year

Zis scholarships are open to young people of all nationalities. It doesn’t mater if you’re still at school, doing an apprenticeship, studying or taking a gap year. The age limit is 21, so you can’t have turned 21 by the time you start your journey. You don’t need to have any specific prior knowledge or experiences abroad to participate.

Your application has a good chance of succeeding if we are persuaded by your interest in your chosen topic and you have a realistic journey idea. We recommend that you download the fact sheet for scholarship holders. If you have any questions about the application, we are happy to help you. Call us or send as an e-mail.

If you want to travel in 2020, apply by 15 February 2020!

ZIS Foundations is currently inviting applications for Young people across the world who want to go travelling off the beaten track with an independently planned project.

As it is their journey, they have to decide which travel topic will best suit them. Whether it’s art, nature, politics or sports.

Zis wants to enable young people to prove themselves outside school standards and to autonomously shape their own projects.

Zis is first and foremost an experiential learning concept.

Intercultural education plays a part just as the desire to make young people more autonomous.

On the other hand zis scholarships have enabled many young people to travel who could not have afforded it otherwise.

About 30 volunteer mentors from various professions work for the zis Foundation. Most of them have gone on a zis journey themselves.

Their tasks include the selection and supervision of the travel projects. They meet every year in March to select the new travel projects and discuss the previous year’s trips.


Funding Information

The foundation will give 600 euros totally independent of their academic achievement, their parents or nationality.

Before the Journey

If the application is shortlisted, they will no longer be on their own in the further preparation of their trip. They will be supported and personally mentored by a person who has extensive experience with Zis journeys. They will give them tips, answer their questions and, ultimately, approve their scholarship as soon as their plans have matured, they‘ll have three months to summarise their impressions and experiences in a project report, a piece of art or craft or alternative documentation. They should report on what they discovered about their topic on the journey, and how the trip changed their perspective and views. they can be creative and illustrate their topic with pictures or other material. Producing an artistic piece of work is another great way of capturing their experiences and questions surrounding their journey topic.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be 16 and 20 years old;

Applicants can be from all nationalities.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online through the given website.

For more information, see ZIS Foundation Travel Grants for Young People Worldwide

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