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 and relevant experiences and previous qualifications. 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)

✓ Volunteering 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 certificates)

✓ Work/internship certificates if applicable

✓ Certificates of volunteering 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 your 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 or throughout busier periods, it can take longer.

If your application looks promising to us, we will invite you to a selection and financing interview. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, all interviews are taking place digitally.

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.

Information on the scientific basis of our selection process can be found here.


Here are some helpful tips on preparing for your financing interview:

  • Make sure you schedule enough time for the interview (approximately 60 minutes).
  • If you have to cancel or reschedule the interview, please do so early enough (one day in advance).
  • Choose a quiet place for the interview where you won’t be disturbed. A good idea is to put your mobile phone on mute and check that nobody comes in. 
  • Try out the technical devices before the interview (e.g. internet connection, sound, camera, Zoom) to make sure that everything works.
    We recommend using a Laptop or a PC in order to guarantee a reliable connection.
  • The purpose of the interview is to get to know you. Of course, your parents or someone else you want to participate can join after the interview (ca. 30-45min after the interview started) to receive further information or to clarify any questions.
  • Please think about what you want to tell us about yourself before. It can be helpful to practice a short introduction of yourself. This way, you feel well-prepared and have a good start into the interview.
  • Think about why you are interested in that particular degree course and inform yourself about the university/ bootcamp. This can help us understand your motivation.
  • Please watch the contract explanation videos that help you familiarize with the ISA contract. You can find the link in your interview invitation email. In addition, you can think about questions that came up to you during the ISA quiz. In case interviews make you a bit nervous, take a deep relaxing breath and keep in mind that we are really looking forward to getting to know you!

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 one of our team members from our Student & Alumni Services:


Nathalie Hubschneider

Student & Alumni Services