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IGEL - Informatik GrEnzenLos

A stay abroad does not only serve your scientific career, but also is of high value to your personal development. The “IGEL – Informatik GrEnzenLos” (Informatics without Borders) scholarship program supports selected students in writing their graduation thesis at excellent universities and research institutions abroad.

The IGEL program is one element of the Begabtenkolleg der Fakultät für Informatik (College for Gifted Students of the Department of Informatics) and funded by a private foundation (managed by the Commerzbank-Stiftung).

Funding is to help make a plan come true and usually granted as a single allocation prior to the stay. The amount of funding depends on the presumable costs of the stay, the place and the duration of the stay (three or six months).

The IGEL program may be combined with other scholarships, provided that the institutions granting the latter agree. In case of a combination with the interACT program of KIT, however, the payments are set off, such that funding under IGEL will be reduced. In case the graduation thesis will not be completed or not successful due to the gross negligence of the student, the complete amount of the scholarship will have to be paid back.

Application Procedure
Students having the approval of a foreign university or research institution may apply for an IGEL scholarship.

Kindly submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Name of the university/research institution abroad
  • Supervising professor of the Department of Informatics
  • Subject and contents of the graduation thesis
  • Transcript of records

The applicants must be students of informatics or of information engineering and management. All scholarship holders will be taken up by the College for Gifted Students of the Department of Informatics. Kindly send your application by electronic mail to the Begabtenkolleg der Fakultät für Informatik, attn. Professor Jörn Müller-Quade.

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Application deadline is June 30, 2015.


Department of Informatics – College for Gifted Students
Prof. Dr. Jörn Müller-Quade (Coordinator)
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.:    +49 721 608-44205
Fax:     +49 721 608-55022
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