Your path to Software Campus
About 50 outstanding masters students and doctoral students are accepted to the Software Campus program every year. Successful candidates are given the opportunity to realize and manage their own IT-specific ideas. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF - funds every IT project with grants of up to 100,000 Euros for a maximum term of two years. Furthermore, participants get the unique opportunity of advancing their personal and professional development with the support of a mentor who usually is a successful senior executive employed by the industry partner. In special training sessions, Software Campus provides target-driven teaching of methodology and leadership skills as well as social skills. The first-rate network of contacts to the worlds of industry and science opens up new professional career paths to all participants.
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First you have to sign in at the online application platform. It contains a Wiki with all necessary information for applicants. Please submit all requested documents online. Moreover, on the platform you will find a list of IT ideas you can choose from if you do not have an own IT idea. If you have submitted all documents, you have to send them.
Another part of the application process is an online test, which consists of elements of various personality as well as intelligence tests. Primarily, the results of the test will serve as a basis for discussion in the later selection interview. The duration of the online test is about 1 hour and the test will be available in several languages. In addition, you will receive the results immediately after the end of the test.
Afterwards the partners review all applications and select the most promising candidates, that will be invited to the Selection Symposium. There the candidates have to win over HR experts from the industry partners. Afterwards our academic partners evaluate the academic qualification of the successful candidates again.
Every Software Campus participant cooperates with an academic and an industry partner. If contacts exist already, cooperations will be finalized in that phase. If the candidate has not found a partner yet, Software Campus' Management-Partner EIT ICT Labs Germany will support candidates and partners to find the right match.
Finally, the Steering Comitee of Software Campus decides on the admission of candidates. Successful candidates will receive an email in fall and an official letter of admission.