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Student Exchange Program

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza, head of the wbk Institute of Production Science and member of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), initialized a student exchange program. This program will give talented Chinese and German students at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) the opportunity to write their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis in a global environment in China. Their thesis will cover current aspects of global production and supply chain management and will be written within a close working relationship with multi-national companies. In addition, the GAMI Program is recognized by the examination authority (Prüfungsamt) of the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) as an institution to offer official internships in compliance with the examination regulations for students. Students will be given the opportunity to enhance their understanding of current developments in the areas of global production and supply chain management.
Intercultural exchange and understanding, professional development and an outstanding mentoring of students writing their thesis – that is what the GAMI Program stands for.

What we offer:

1. Industry-relevant topics for Bachelor's and Master's thesis or internship
2. Mentoring with regards to your thesis
3. Financial support
4. Accommodation in China
5. Organizational support for obtaining a visa, travelling information, scholarship programs etc.

What we expect:

1. Open-minded students with an interest in the Chinese culture

2. Good examination results

3. Fluency in spoken and written English

4. The ability to work in an intercultural team

5. A high level of motivation

How to apply:
If you want to find out more or if you want to apply directly for an internship, a Bachelor's or Master's thesis, please send these documents to our contact person of student exchange management: Werner, Sarah (sarah.werner@partner.kit.edu‍)

1. Letter of motivation (max. 2p.)

2. CV with photo

3. Transcript of Records

4. Certificates (Bachelor etc.)

The application periods are:

1. For winter term 2017/2018 is valid until January, 31st 2017

2. For summer term 2018 is valid until July, 31st 2017

In the current GAMI application process we can offer spare places to students through clearing.

What scholars of BW-STIPENDIUM about GAMI say:

Constanze Jakowski

"The time at GAMI was a valuable experience during my studies.
Besides the preparation of my master´s thesis, I got interesting insights in the project work at GAMI and the Chinese industry. The always professional and productive cooperation with colleagues and fellow students lead to beneficial discussions. In this intercultural interesting environment I achieved great development professionally as well as personally."

Svenja Zwing

"GAMI provided the perfect setting to write my master's thesis while working together in an international team on industry consulting projects. The professional and open-minded colleagues create a very positive working atmosphere. Looking back to this exciting time, I gained valuable experience."

Fabian Hormes

"My time at GAMI was both professionally and personally highly rewarding. During projects I could gather numerous interesting insights into the Chinese industry sector and could gain lots of important professional skills for my future career. The atmosphere among the team was always positive and constructive resulting in a pleasant and inspiring work environment. Furthermore, I had the unique opportunity to experience a new culture and fascinating country."

Leona Schmidt-Speicher

"The stay at GAMI was an extraordinary experience for me in many ways: I gained insight into the dynamics of a professional team while writing my Bachelor’s thesis and the international team at GAMI encourages innovation, creativity and adaptability by bringing together team members with diverse skills and perspectives. I experienced the attitudes and practices in Chinese professional environments through cooperation with my Chinese colleagues, and was amazed by the impressive sights, culture, and history of China during weekend travels.


Scholarship: Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM

The project "student exchange program for training in the subject area of the international factory planning" is a project within the framework of the "Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for students-BWS plus", a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM the KIT enables selected students to participate in a business game of the international factory planning in Suzhou/China. This will be realised in cooperation with the Soochow University (SUDA). The students experience working in an international team and thus develop further their intercultural skills with particular reference to a German-Chinese tasks field.