Future Leaders Scholarship

TU Darmstadt and Bosch jointly support outstanding students

As part of the strategic cooperation between the Bosch Group and TU Darmstadt, a new scholarship has been launched. The Future Leaders Scholarship enables talented master's students to go to the business metropolis Shanghai for one year. The students go through a multi-stage selection process in which both their professional qualifications and their personal prerequisites are examined. The scholarship holders study in Shanghai for one semester at Tongji University, which is one of China's top 30 universities. In addition to broadening their professional skills, they have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Chinese language and culture before completing a five-month internship at Bosch Rexroth.

The Future Leaders Scholarship includes a travel allowance and a subsidy for living expenses in Shanghai. The scholarship holders are supported locally by the TU Darmstadt liaison office at Tongji University. Bosch Rexroth uses the scholarship to bring the best students of a year to its Shanghai branch and entrusts them with projects that are specifically geared to the students' areas of study and interests.

The TU Darmstadt not only maintains a strategic partnership with Bosch, but has also had one with Tongji University for many years. Since 2013, this partnership has been supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and TU Darmstadt's involvement in China has been steadily expanded. The Future Leaders Scholarship is another building block in the TU Darmstadt's “China Bridge”, which for the first time also involves the German business community.

Students from the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Law and Economics can apply for the scholarship in their department until November 30. The scholarship is awarded for the winter or summer semester. After successful pre-selection by the department, candidates are invited to an interview with Bosch.

  • One semester studying at Tongji University
  • Five-month internship at Bosch Rexroth

With the Future Leaders Scholarship, the TU Darmstadt and Bosch Rexroth AG support outstanding Master's students with a stay abroad in Shanghai.

As part of the program, the scholarship holders are given the opportunity to study at Tongji University for one semester in order to gain international study experience. Following this, the scholarship holders complete a five-month internship at Bosch Rexroth in Shanghai and work in a German-Chinese team on a project tailored to their major field of study.

  • You are enrolled at Technischen Universität Darmstadt in a master's degree program in mechanical engineering or law and economics
  • Above-average academic performance
  • Open-mindedness towards new cultures
  • Very good English skills and willingness to learn Chinese
  • Participation in an intercultural training of the TU Darmstadt before departure
  • Participation in a Chinese language course at Tongji University
  • Flights costs in the amount of 800 €.
  • Scholarship in the amount of 500 € per month for a total of ten months (cost of living in Shanghai 600-700 €/month)

Submit the following documents by the application deadlines for study abroad in your department:

  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • Letter of motivation incl. details of desired internship content/departments at Bosch Rexroth.
  • Within the department a pre-selection will be made. The best candidates will be invited to an interview with Bosch Rexroth.

Departure possible for winter and summer semester.