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The MINTernship Program
To address the shortage of skilled labor in STEM (in German: MINT, i.e. mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, and technology), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) initiated the MINTernship program. With this program, students and doctoral candidates from selected partner universities can pursue research stays of up to six months at KIT. In addition, the program offers research opportunities funded by scholarships at partner universities abroad. The aim of the program is to establish research exchange with English-speaking countries which are attractive for early-career researchers.
Research stays at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
Depending on the partner university’s program specifications
Monthly financial support (scholarship)
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Support and supervision prior to and during the stay through KIT's International Students Office
Application process to pursue a research stay at KIT is via the partner universities
At this time of global uncertainty due to COVID-19, you may be wondering whether the MINTernship program is set to take place as usual. Unfortunately, we cannot say anything concrete about the format of our program yet. We will update this page as soon as new information is available.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is "The Research University in the Helmholtz Association". Being the only German university of excellence with large-scale national research, KIT offers students, researchers, and employees outstanding learning, teaching, and working conditions. Today, more than 9,000 people are employed at KIT, of whom more than half are working as researchers on a broad disciplinary basis in engineering and economic sciences, social sciences, and humanities. KIT is one of the largest scientific institutions in Europe.
Cooperating departments and institutes at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology:
- KIT Energy Center
- Building Science Group (fbta)
- Engler-Bunte-Institut, Fuel Technology (EBI ceb)
- Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI)
- Institute of Electric Energy Systems and High-Voltage Engineering (IEH)
- Institute for Applied Thermofluidics (IATF) - Professorship Fusion and Reactor Technology
- Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)
- Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)
- Institute of Control Systems (IRS)
- Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP)
- Light Technology Institute (LTI)
- Institute of Thermal Process Engineering (TVT)
The application process for grants to pursue a research stay at KIT is via the partner universities.
Support and Supervision at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Prior to and during their stay, the research candidates receive intensive support from KIT’s International Students Office. For example, students can expect help regarding visa application, accommodation in Karlsruhe, and enrollment at KIT. During the entire stay, program participants are supported by a student mentor. There is also the possibility to attend a German language course for beginners. Scientific supervision is provided by an assigned supervisor.
Every academic year, KIT’s International Students Office organizes a supporting program for visiting research students. The participants in the MINTernship program have the opportunity to get to know Karlsruhe and the surrounding area better. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot say anything concrete yet about the exact form of the supporting program for 2021. Any updates as well as the final program will be published here.
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