Scholarship initiative for the digital talents of tomorrow

Four scholarships for the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering

As a private university the XU Exponential University and adesso School of Coding and Software Engineeringcharge study fees. However, we are firmly convinced that the future of young, talented people must not be allowed to fail due to a lack of financial resources. Besides us, Adesso SE, one of the leading IT service providers in the German-speaking region and the namesake of the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering at the XU Exponential University, is one who sees it this way.

To transform education opportunities to future chances adesso and the XU Exponential University start the winter semester 2020 with two scholarship initiatives.

“She for IT” – Scholarships – For digital heroines

With “She for IT”, adesso is committed to strengthening and promoting women in digital and IT professions throughout Germany. This is also the case at the XU Exponential University: From 15 March 2020 to 15 July 2020, digital heroines could apply for two “She for IT” scholarships from adesso for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Coding and Software Engineering.

“Step Forward@XU” scholarships – for all students

XU Exponential University also awarded two additional scholarships that were open to all students. All those interested in doing their Bachelor in Coding and Software Engineering at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering could also apply for one of the two scholarships from 15 March 2020 to 15 July 2020.

Unfortunately, the application deadline has passed and we cannot accept any more applications!

The application

Are you interested in a “She for IT” scholarship or a “Step Forward@XU” scholarship at our adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 15 July 2020 (23:59).

Application in three steps

First step: Check if you meet the eligibility requirements.

  1. University entrance qualification or training certificate (Abitur certificate or secondary school leaving certificate + training certificate)
  2. Minimum grade point average Abitur: 2,0
  3. Minimum grade point average mathematics/computer science: 13 points (grade: 1-)

Applicants who do not have the required minimum grade point average can compensate this with extensive project experience or another proof of suitability for a bachelor study at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering.

Both „She for IT“-scholarships of the adesso SE will exlusively be given to female heroinen of tomorrow. All digitial heroes can apply for both „Step Forward@XU“-scholarships.

It all fits? Let’s continue.

Second step: Introduce yourself and let us know who you are.

From 15 March 2020 to 15 July 2020, you can apply for your “She for IT” or “Step Forward@XU” scholarship with the following documents:

    1. Letter of motivation (PDF: one to two DIN A4 pages) OR motivation video with information on

your special interests, hobbies, creativity and many more
your motivation for your studies and the scholarship
your wishes for the future

  1. If you have already developed your own coding projects, please show them to us (e.g. one or two projects from your GitHub account)
  2. PDF: University entrance qualification OR your most recent interim report
  3. PDF: Letter of recommendation from your teacher OR job reference, if you are doing a vocational training
  4. PDF: Signed tabular curriculum vitae

International applicants are kindly requested to enclose the following additional documents:

  • PDF: Proof of language skills in English (at least B2 level according to the CEFR). We generally accept all known language certificates (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, etc.)
  • PDF: If you obtained your higher education entrance qualification outside of Germany, please also submit your scholarship application to our cooperation partner uni-assist. Please note that we can only consider your application after uni-assist has confirmed your eligibility to study at a German university.

You have all the documents together? Then continue with the next step.

Third step: Send us your online application.

Let us know how to reach you and fill out our online application and upload all your documents from step two.

Important: Your complete application must be received by us no later than15 July 2020 (23:59)in order for us to consider it and for you to participate in the selection process. We will inform you about the receipt of your application in writing by e-mail after receipt.

The selection

You applied? What happens next?

The selection process in three steps

Step one: Your personality counts.

The university team of the XU Exponential University checks from March 16th 2020 all applications for completeness and and makes an initial pre-selection. Please understand that we can only consider your scholarship application if you have submitted all the required documents onlineby the application deadline on 15 July 2020 (23:59).

If you have made it to the next round, we will have a personal conversation with you. The interviews will take place between July 30th 2020 and August 6th 2020 and will be conducted in German or English. We will invite you to a video chat.

If you are also convincing here, you will continue as a scholarship finalist.

Step two: The final selection

The decision whether you get one of the “She for IT”-scholarships is then up to the experts of adesso. Professor Dr. Stefanie Fiege, Vice President of XU Exponential University, will decide on the allocation of the two “Step Forward@XU” scholarships.

Our academic team will create a short profile for all finalists based on the documents you have submitted and the interview you have had.

By September 1st 2020 our scholarship holders will be determined and informed by us.

Step three: We congratulate!

By September 1st 2020, our scholarship holders have been determined and will be presented on our website.

You are participating and have received one of the two “She for IT” scholarships from adesso or one of our two “Step Forward@XU” scholarships?

Congratulations! You will start your studies at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering on 1 October 2020.

We say, “Welcome to the Future Programmers Club.”

The most important dates at a glance

application phase

15 March 2020 until 15 July 2020 (23.59)

Interviews (Video-Chat)

Juli 30th bis 2020 bis August 6th 2020

Determination of the scholarship holders

August 25th 2020

official announcement

September 1st 2020

Start winter semester 2020 at XU

October 1st 2020

start of lectures

October 5th 2020