What does the support involve?
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.
How many participants can participate in the programme?
Are there any conditions attached to participation in the programme? What are my obligations as a participant?
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.
Who can apply and which study programmes can participate?
In the first round, selected professionally outstanding and socially committed top master students and doctoral candidates of KIT, 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.
I am NOT a student or doctoral student at KIT - can I still participate in the program?
Can I apply if I am pursuing a second degree or postgraduate studies?
I am a doctoral candidate, can I also apply?
Can foreign students apply?
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.
Is there an age limit for the application?
I am in the vacation semester, can I still participate in the program?
Is the standard period of study relevant for the application? I exceed my standard period of study during the programme period, can I still apply?
Can I apply if I finish my studies or doctorate during the term of the programme?
I have seen that I can NOT participate in all workshop and seminar days of the program. Is it possible to participate on single days only or to suspend participation in the program, e.g. by a semester abroad/internship abroad?
I change university, will my participation in the program be lost?
I receive BAföG, a scholarship from the Begabtenförderungswerke or one or more other scholarships. Can I still participate in the program?
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.
How does the application process work?
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.
What grade point average should I have in order to have a good chance of participating?
I am studying for a Master's degree, do I have to submit my Bachelor's degree? I have a job as a student assistant, should I also submit proof of this?
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.
I study at 2 faculties, do I have to choose a course of study during the application process?
What should the proof of my social commitment look like?
Are selection interviews planned?
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.
Can I participate in the program again after one year?
Is it possible to re-apply at a later date after a rejection?
I don't know if my application has been sent off successfully. How can I check?
Will my personal data be forwarded to third parties as part of an application?
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).