What does the support involve?
The support program includes a central support program (with various workshop and seminar days ranging from topics such as Authentic Leadership, Communication, TopHealth & Business Ethics to Intra- & Entrepreneurship). Optionally, a 7-day academy week "Leadership and Personality" at Schloss Elmau follows for a limited number of participants. The curriculum is rounded off by coaching offers and alumni events.
How many participants can participate in the program?
Are there any conditions attached to participation in the program? What are my obligations as a participant?
As a participant, you should be able to attend all workshop and seminar days. Furthermore, you commit yourself to participate in the ongoing evaluations of the program, with the help of which the program is constantly being further developed. After completion of the program, we would be pleased if you would commit yourself as an alumnus/alumna to the next round. For example, as an ambassador for the program and possibly at an alumni evening. During the Leadership Talent Academy, pictures and videos will be taken for reporting and marketing purposes. We would be delighted if we could also get you involved in public relations work as part of the Leadership Talent Academy. As a participant, you also agree to immediately notify us of any changes that are relevant to your participation in the program. This includes, for example, changes in contact details, change of course of study, change of university or termination / discontinuation of studies or doctorate.
Who can apply and which study program 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 funding program is open to Master students and PhD students of all nationalities. However, please note that the organization and implementation of the program is exclusively in German. Therefore, proof of German language skills at least on level C1 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 program period, can I still apply?
Can I apply if I finish my studies or doctorate during the term of the program?
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. In the first part, you can submit your written application documents. You will also take part in an online selection process. 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 will find further information on the application page. The selection process 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 usually take place one to two weeks after positive feedback on the submitted application documents. Please make sure to keep these dates free, as there will be no alternative dates. You can find the current dates on the Application page.
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?
Within KIT, only authorized employees have and receive access to your personal data if they absolutely need to know about your application. For the decision on your application, your data will also be passed on 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). For the aptitude assessment in the online selection process, Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (www.hogrefe.com) has access to the following data: First name, last name, date of birth, gender, e-mail address, test results and evaluations.