Innovation and Relations Management

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

All about the Leadership Talent Academy program

The support program includes a central support program (with 10 workshop and seminar days of topics ranging from Personality & Communication to TopHealth & Business Ethics to Entrepreneurship). Optionally, a 7-day academy week "Leadership and Personality" at Schloss Elmau is available for a limited number of participants. The curriculum is rounded off by an accompanying coaching offer and alumni events.

The program starts every winter semester.

Up to 30 participants can participate in the programme.

As a participant you should be able to attend all workshop and seminar days. You also undertake to take part in the ongoing evaluations of the programme, which will help to ensure that the programme is constantly being developed. After completion of the programme, we would be pleased if you would become involved as an alumnus/alumna in the next round. For example, as an ambassador of the programme and, if necessary, at an alumni evening. During the Leadership Talent Academy, pictures and videos will be taken for reporting and marketing purposes. We would be pleased if we could also win you for public relations work within the framework of the Leadership Talent Academy. As a participant, you also undertake to notify us immediately of any changes that are relevant to your participation in the program. These include, for example, changes in contact data, change of course of study, change of university, or termination/termination of studies or doctorate.

 

Target group

In the first round, selected professionally outstanding and socially committed top master students and doctoral candidates of KIT, especially from the engineering and scientific environment, who are about to make the transition to professional life and would like to gain further qualifications for a later management position in terms of a value-oriented personality and career development can participate in the exclusive funding program.

No, unfortunately this is not possible. The program is offered exclusively for KIT master students and doctoral candidates.

Yes, participation in the programme is also possible in the case of postgraduate and second degree studies.

Yes. In addition to master's students, the program also provides for doctoral students.

Yes, the sponsorship programme is open to master students and doctoral candidates of all nationalities. Please note, however, that the organization and implementation of the program is exclusively in German. Therefore, proof of German language skills at least at level B2 is required, unless you are a native speaker.

No. There is no age limit for both application and participation in the Leadership Talent Academy.

As long as you can ensure that you can regularly attend all workshop and seminar days, there is nothing to prevent this.

The standard period of study has no relevance to the application. Exceeding the standard period of study is therefore not an obstacle to participation in the programme. It is only important that you remain enrolled and can participate in all workshop and seminar days.

No, unfortunately this is not possible. An essential focus of the program consists of elements of self-awareness and the building of a sustainable community together with the other participants. Therefore a continuous participation in all workshop and seminar days is required.

No, unfortunately this is not possible. An essential focus of the program consists of elements of self-awareness and the building of a sustainable community together with the other participants. Therefore a continuous participation in all workshop and seminar days is required.

If you can foresee that you will change university during the current semester in which the program is being conducted, participation in the program is unfortunately not possible.

Yes, the Leadership Talent Academy's participation in the program is independent of BAföG, support from the Giftenförderungswerke or any other scholarship. However, before you apply, please check with the relevant BAföG office, organization for the promotion of gifted persons or scholarship provider about possible participation in the Leadership Talent Academy.

 

Application process

To participate in the Leadership Talent Academy, you will go through a two-stage selection process. You can submit your written application documents in the first part. After reviewing your documents and receiving positive feedback, we would like to get to know you in a personal interview in the second part. You can find further information on the page Application. The selection procedure will be accompanied by a selection committee.

There is no fixed grading criterion or numerus clausus (NC) as is the case with the allocation of study places. However, in addition to your individual motivation, your academic performance as well as your social commitment will be taken into account in the selection process.

Please submit all application-relevant documents such as internship, hiwi or job references as well as current grade extracts and (final) certificates collectively within the application deadline. You will find an overview of the required application documents on the page Application.

Yes, when you apply online, please choose one of your two courses of study and indicate which one you wish to study. The credit points and grade point average will then only count for this degree programme.

Your proof should show how intensively you have committed yourself and what kind of commitment it is.

Yes, the selection interviews will normally take place one week after positive feedback on the submitted application documents. Please keep these dates absolutely free, as there will be no alternative dates. You will find the current dates on the page Application.

No, unfortunately. But we would be pleased if you would get involved as an alumnus/alumna in the next round. For example, as an ambassador of the programme, in the application and, if necessary, at an alumni evening.

Yes. A rejection does not mean that you were automatically rejected for the future. You can reapply for every new job offer.

As soon as we can register the receipt of your application, we will send you a confirmation of receipt as soon as possible.

Only authorized employees within KIT have and will have access to your personal data. It is imperative that they are aware of your application. For the decision on your application, your data will also be sent to authorized members of the Karl Schlecht Foundation (www.karlschlechtstiftung.de) and to authorized employees of the Munich School of Philosophy (Academy "Leadership and Personality") (www.hfph.de/forschung/wissenschaftliche-einrichtungen/leadership/akademie).

The data protection declaration for the application process can be found on the application form activated during the application period under Application. With your application you confirm that you have read the data protection declaration. In addition, the general Privacy policy.

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