Step 1:

Submit your application documents

Please read our admission criteria thoroughly before submitting your application to ensure taking the correct steps to apply and having your application documents complete.

Afterwards, you can easily submit your application via our webform. In the first step we ask you to submit your personal data. Subsequently, you will receive a link to our CV and motivation form. There you can enter your most important stations. You can also upload the required certificates at the respective places.

For preparation, you can already have the following information ready:



Curriculum vitae:

✓ Education (school, apprenticeships, studies)

✓ Relevant work experience (job, internships)

✓ Volunteer experience

Letter of motivation:

(max. 1000 characters)

✓ Why would you like to study this subject?

✓ Why at this institution?

relevant certificates:

✓ Certificate of your high school diploma

✓ Further training certificates if applicable (transcripts of started/completed courses of study, training certificate)

✓ Work/internship certificates if applicable

✓ Certificates of volunteer experience if applicable

Please submit pdf documents if possible.

With the help of the PDF converter you can easily convert your Word, image and PPT files and download them afterwards.

Please note that we only process applications that contain at least a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and a certificate of your high school diploma.

Step 2:

Your financing interview

The examination of your application documents usually takes one week, in exceptional cases even more.

If your application looks promising to us, we will invite you to a selection and financing interview. The interview will take place either at your university or in our office in Berlin and you can choose the date that suits you best. If you cannot come to Germany for your interview, we can also conduct it online.

The purpose of the interview is to get to know you as a person and to understand your motivation. The following characteristics are particularly important to us:


You have the necessary qualifications to successfully complete your studies or training and to work in the professional field you are aiming for.


You have thoroughly informed yourself about your intended studies or training and are passionate about the profession you want to pursue.

Fit with CHANCEN eG:

You fit in with our cooperative and our values.

Transparency is important to us

Before you sign the ISA, you should fully understand it. That’s why we take the time to go through the complete contract with you and answer your questions about the ISA and CHANCEN eG.

Step 3:

Make a financing decision

Within one week of your interview, we can let you know if we can support your studies/training.

If we decide we are willing to finance your education, it is up to you to decide whether the ISA is the right financing model for you. If you choose the ISA, we will prepare your personal contract.

Step 4:

Become a member and receive funding

If you decide to finance your studies through an ISA, we will prepare your personal contract and your membership application form and send it to you by post. If you reside outside of Germany, we can also sign a preliminary contract via pdf.

This step can take up to 2 weeks.

We are looking forward to your application. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nathalie:


Nathalie Hubschneider

Student & Alumni Services