Recruitment strategy and Process

SAOT admits excellent graduates in the field of engineering or sciences (especially physics) with an outstanding result in the degree earned (master or diploma or comparable scientific orientated degree). Candidates are invited to apply to the graduate school at any time. They pick a field of interest out of the six SAOT topics and provide a curriculum vitae, attested transcript of their grades (translated into English or German), a written “statement of purpose” and two letters of recommendation from their previous instructors. At least two faculty referees of SAOT carefully evaluate each application. Telephone consultation might be performed. Final acceptance is possible after an additional personal conversation with the two referees focusing  on personality, motivation, previous studying performance, social competence and acquired knowledge.

SAOT recruits national and international students as well as graduates from the FAU. The admission of high-level educated international candidates is one of the important features of the SAOT education. This is simplified by using English as working language of the school.