Welcome to the Online Application Platform of Stiftung Mercator

Update 19 May 2020:
The application deadline for the 2020 program has passed. Thanks to everyone for your interest and many thanks to those who have applied. Now evaluation is underway. Applicants will be informed about their participation.

You are about to apply for "Zukunftsbrücke: Chinese-German Young Professional Campus". Please take a moment to read through these explanatory remarks.

How to apply

1. Registration / Login

Please register with a valid e-mail address on which you can be reached during the application period. You will receive an e-mail with your password. After your successful registration you will be directly forwarded to the login. Simply by logging in with your registered e-mail address and password, you can open your application form as many times as you wish. You can save your interim data without submitting. But please note that once you have submitted your data, you can't modify your application anymore.

2. Application

Please note:

  • The application deadline is 4 May 2020 18 May 2020, midnight (Central European Time). Only applications submitted in time will be considered.
  • The application has to be completed in English.
  • On some items the application form only provides space for a maximum of four entries. You can use the CV upload to provide a more comprehensive overview.

As part of your application process you will be requested to upload the following documents:

  • A detailed CV (PDF, DOC or RTF file, max. 3 MB)
  • A motivation letter (between 300 and 600 words) outlining your personal and professional motivation in joining the Campus and your interest in the Campus' topic (PDF, DOC or RTF file, max. 3 MB)
  • A letter of reference (professional) or letter of recommendation (academic) (PDF, DOC or RTF file, max. 3 MB)

Please note, that your file names must not include spaces. Feel free to use "_" or "-" instead in order to avoid upload problems.

In case your application was successful, you will be invited to an interview which will be conducted personally or via video-call in July.

3. Submission

Please note, that after successfully submitting your application you will receive a confirmation e-mail within one hour. In case you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please log in again and check your application. You might have to click the "Submit" button again.

If you notice any errors (e.g. documents that were not successfully uploaded) after submitting your application or in case you have not received any confirmation e-mail at all, please contact our team via zukunftsbruecke(at)stiftung-mercator.de.

To keep your answers confidential, please close your browser once you have submitted the application.

After submitting your data, you will not be able to modify your application anymore. However, by logging in you will still be able to have a look at your submitted information. As soon as we have reviewed your application, we will send you an e-mail with details on your application status.

Data Protection

Stiftung Mercator GmbH does not disclose any personal information, documents or applications to third parties outside of "Zukunftsbrücke: Chinese-German Young Professional Campus". Furthermore, in the event of unsuccessful application, your data will be deleted in accordance with applicable law or at your request.

Further information on the protection of your personal data and how we deal with these can be found here.