School for Talents Annual Program

Get to the bottom of things with like-minded peers

School for Talents brings together exceptional students who want to explore scientific concepts beyond their own disciplines. This program offers the freedom to expand and deepen knowledge outside of students’ regular course of studies and addresses students who perform at the top of their class, who are curious and motivated to go the extra mile.
The format is based on the principles of the “Stuttgarter Weg”.  This guiding concept of networked disciplines at the University of Stuttgart encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration, an approach that is also central to School for Talents. All projects aim to question the status quo and to come up with new answers in teams – with enthusiasm for science always at the center of discussions! The varied School for Talents programs offer room for students to get involved actively and welcome a high level of personal initiative. The program is designed as a space in which our participants can thrive both personally and professionally, a place where individual talents are recognized and promoted.

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FAQs: Application for the Annual Program

The School for Talents is the right place for you, if you
  • thrive in academic settings
  • you want to get to know peers from other disciplines who share your curiosity
  • you seek the opportunity to expand your (professional) horizon, and to build new skills
  • you want to become part of an interdisciplinary university network that values collaboration and knowledge exchange
Over the course of one year, you will
  • benefit from workshops, excursions, and community-events
  • boost your project and teamwork skills by working on a self-chosen topic within the framework of our annual theme
  • meet stakeholders from science, society, politics and culture and have the chance to pick their brains
  • be able to contribute to the program by bringing forward ideas of your own
  • have the possibility to obtain 3 ECTS upon completion of the program
Interested applicants need to fulfill the following requirements:
  • current enrollment at the University of Stuttgart (Bachelor and Master Students), all disciplines welcome
  • grades above average
  • social commitment, volunteer activities, or similar engagements
  • willingness to contribute to our program over a period of one year, and have the student status during this time
  • very good English skills, program language is English

The application process for the annual program 2023/2024 has been closed. The call for applications for the next annual program will start in 2024. You will find information regarding the process on this website.

In a typical month, you will dedicate approximately 8-10 hours towards the program. This includes official appointments organised by the program's team, and group sessions with your team. 

Talk to us if you are planning a semester abroad during the duration of the annual program.

The School for Talents team looks forward to your questions. Feel free to call us or reach out via e-mail.

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