Application process

The programme is aimed at female students who want to take the next step in their development, hope for support in the network and want to look beyond their own horizons. Students who, in addition to everyday university life, are looking for responsibility and new challenges to help shape future trends. Women who enjoy successively taking on influential positions – and are looking for excellent job offers. This can be, for example, working in a globally active team in virtual cooperation – or an innovative research project.

The Career-Building Programme is aimed at all female students enrolled in a STEM subject at one of our partner universities. In particular, however, we would like to address and encourage students from focused faculties to apply. The decisive factor for us here is the fact that the proportion of female students in these subjects is lower, and that international female students are statistically represented in large numbers.

Your way into the programme – explained in five steps:

First of all, please check whether you have time to attend the first school (school dates) and your respective assessment center (see below).

  1. You can submit your complete application via our online form – this must be in English; German-language attachments such as references or certificates do not need to be translated. Please make sure to fill out the form completely. Here are the instructions for the application platform Femtec Campus (PDF)
  2. Show us what motivates you to want to be a part of the Femtec Network and why you want to participate in the Career-Building Program. You can also find details in the application guide.
  3. Your university will make a pre-selection from all applications received.
  4. If your application is selected, you will receive an invitation to the Online Assessment Center (AC) for your university.
  5. After successful participation in the AC, where you can already meet representatives from our partner companies, the most successful 55 students will be accepted into the new class.

The next application period for class 43 will take place from 17 April – 07 May 2023.
You can find the current dates for information events and assessment centers here.

Further information can be found here FAQ for applicants (PDF). Please also use the information event at your university. There you can find out more details about the programme and exchange ideas with current scholarship holders. They will be happy to answer your questions personally. Of course, you can also send us an e-mail. Elisa will be happy to help you, e-mail:

We are looking forward to your application!