The scholarship 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, a globally active team in virtual cooperation – or an innovative research project

The Career-Building Scholarship is generally aimed at all female students enrolled in a STEM subject at one of the participating universities. In particular, however, we would like to address and encourage students from the some 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 program – 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).Please submit your complete application documents online in English.
  2. Please add a video pitch about yourself and your motivation to participate to your application. Details you can find here.
  3. The university and Femtec will make a pre-selection from all applications received.
  4. If your application is selected, you will receive an invitation to the Assessment Center (AC) for your university. This can also take place at one of our partner companies or virtual.
  5. After successful participation in the AC, where you can already meet representatives from our partner companies, the most successful 50 students will be accepted into the new class.

The next application period will take place from 18. October till 07. November 2021.

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 Bußkamp will be happy to help you, e-mail:

We are looking forward to your application!

Dates assessment centres for class 41

TU Berlin: 01. December  21 RWTH Aachen: 09. December 21 University of Stuttgart: 07. December 21 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: 08. December 21 TU Darmstadt: 06. December 21 TU Dresden: 29. November 21  TU Munich: 02. December 21  ETH Zurich: 30. November 21

Dates assessment centres for class 42

TU Berlin: 13. June 22 RWTH Aachen: 27. June 22 University of Stuttgart: 21. June 22 Karlsruhe Institute  of Technology: 22. June 22 TU Darmstadt: 23. June 22  TU Dresden: 15. June 22 TU Munich: 28 June 22 ETH Zurich: 30. June 22