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Become a high flyer with the MINT Excellence scholarship program

Become a high flyer with the MINT Excellence scholarship program

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Are you studying a course in the field of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences or technology and could get even more out of your performance if you had support? Students and alumni of MINT subjects are in greater demand on the job market today than ever before. Nevertheless, employers are looking for the best of the best and often expect students to continue their education outside of the university during their studies.

The Manfred Lautenschläger Foundation offers you the perfect support for your career ladder: The MINT Excellence scholarship program! It's not just financial support that awaits you; You get access to exclusive events and specialist events in the MINT Excellence network and make contact with decision-makers from business, science and associations. The funding program is implemented by the financial service provider MLP, which supports academics with financial questions and career planning.

What awaits you at MINT Excellence

This in advance: The MINT Excellence scholarship program includes 31 scholarships and 5 doctoral awards! Every year, 30 scholarships in the categories of Studies, Social and Science worth 3,000 euros each and a special scholarship on the topic of “Corporate IT” with funding of 3,000 euros are awarded. New in the program: promotional prizes. MLP awards five doctoral students with a one-off grant of 5,000 euros. In addition, you will be included in the MINT Excellence network and can exclusively take part in relevant events and specialist events, such as workshops. The events usually take place several times a month and nationwide.

Guided by the vision of a better society, you have the opportunity to create new ideas using your scientific and technical understanding. With the MINT Excellence scholarship program you benefit in every respect.

How to apply for the scholarship program

All students at a German university in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology who also meet one of the following requirements can apply for the MINT Excellence scholarship:

  • Good or very good performance in your studies
  • Social (non-)university commitment
  • Special scientific achievements

The doctoral award is aimed at proven, young talents in the MINT subjects. At the time of application, the doctoral certificate should not have been issued more than one year ago and the dissertation should be graded at least “magna cum laude”. Your doctoral thesis should also have an innovative character.

Applications are made through a multi-stage selection process. After your successful application, you will be invited to the MLP campus for the finale. There you will gain practical experience in the assessment center, expand your knowledge in various specialist courses and training courses and make many new contacts. If you impress within this period, you will be accepted into the MINT Excellence scholarship program and receive one of the 31 scholarship holders or one of 5 doctoral prizes!

The current application deadline for the MINT Excellence scholarship program starting in summer 2015 runs until April 15, 2015 . So take your chance, apply and get started!

Are you studying mathematics, computer science, natural sciences or technology? Then take advantage of the opportunity and apply for a very special scholarship!

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