Here you will find frequently asked questions concerning ITK
INFORMATION ON OUR COURSES
You can find information concerning the course contents, application, exams and the general conditions of the further education program here: Studying at ITK
We regularly update the course program for the respective upcoming terms.
In order to find out which types of sport or specialisations are offered in which language, please check our course offer.
The respective course will only be conducted in the announced language (see course offer).
If you have a perfect command of written and spoken German, you can apply for any course.
You need to be fluent in the announced course language for the chosen type of sport or specialisation or the German language, both in speech and writing.
If the course language is not an official language of your country, you must provide proof that you are fluent in the course language, both in speech and writing.
Classes usually take place at the following times:
- Mondays to Thursdays: 7.15 am – 4.45pm and
- Fridays: 7.15 am – 12:45 pm.
A class has a duration of 90 minutes, there will be a break of 30 minutes each in-between classes. A regular day contains 3 to 4 classes.
Which costs will be covered by the scholarship?
If you participate in our course, you will receive a monthly scholarship financed by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. The scholarship amount is determined by the current minimum amount for securing your subsistence according to §2 section 3 of the Residence Act, it is sufficient to cover the costs of your daily needs. The scholarship also includes costs for rent, health and accident insurance, tuition fees and ticket for public transport. These costs will be deducted prior to the payout of the scholarship.
You may only get admission to the International Coaching Course if you are a permanent resident of one of the developing countries as defined by the DAC list of ODA recipients.
If you like to apply for one of our courses, you should meet the following requirements:
- Permanent residence in a developing country as defined by the DAC list of ODA recipients
- An academic degree in in the field of sports
- Several years of experience in sports in the field of the chosen type of sport or specialisation (lecturing, training, counselling, coordination)
- Personal experience as an active athlete in your chosen type of sport
- Mastery of the course language or German in speech and writing
- Physical and mental eligibility
- Maximum 40 years of age
More detailed information on the admission requirements can be found here.
May I apply if I am still studying?
If you haven’t obtained an academic degree in the field of sports yet, your application will have little chances to be successful.
If you like to apply for one of our courses, you need to submit your complete application dossier (please see our checklist) to the German Embassy in your country. Please see our COURSE OFFER to find out the respective application deadlines.
Do I personally have to submit the application dossier to the German Embassy or am I allowed to submit it electronically or via postal service?
As this is handled differently by the embassies, please address the diplomatic mission of your country to get informed on all options.
- Please note: If you send your application dossier directly to our ITK department and not – as requested – via the German Embassy in your country, we will not consider your application.
Please find a list of required documents here: Application documents
Please note: As we are unable to return your documents after completing the application procedure, we ask you to only submit certified copies or certified translations of your degrees, licenses and documents alike.
You can download the application forms HERE
Is it mandatory to fill in the application forms via computer or is it also allowed to do it handwritten?
You do not necessarily have to fill in the application form via computer. However, if you have the opportunity to do so, it is advisable. If you fill in the application form by handwriting, please make sure your writing is well readable.
Do I need to have my documents certified?
Yes, all degrees and proofs have to be submitted as certified copies.
How can I get my documents certified?
The copies of your documents must be certified in your home country by a notary or an official institution, which is authorized to do certifications. You may also address the German embassy, it might be possible to get assistance there.
No, a translation of degrees, certificates and documents alike into German is not required. However, please note that you must submit all documents in the chosen course language. You may therefore need to have certified translations of your documents made into the course language in case they were not issued in the course language.
If the course language is neither your native nor your national language, you have to attach the highest possible proof of proficiency of the course language or of the German language to your documents. We reserve the right to test the applicant’s level of language proficiency in advance with the help of interviews.
In case it becomes apparent during the course that a participant's level of language mastery does not suffice to follow the lessons, he or she may be excluded from the course.
How will I know about admission/rejection?
As soon as we have perused all applications and have selected the participants, we will inform the German embassies, who will then inform the approved applicants. Our department will not provide any information on admission or rejection.
When will I be informed on admission/rejection?
We will send the information on admission/rejection to the German embassies – approximately two month prior to the beginning of the respective course.
The embassies will then inform the applicants. Our department will not provide any information on admission or rejection.
Does ITK issue invitations to the coaching courses?
No, our department does not send any invitations. The information on admission/rejection (just as the application) will exclusively be forwarded via the German embassy in the applicant’s home country.
If you participate in one of our courses, you will be granted a monthly scholarship, which is funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Which costs will the scholarship cover?
The scholarship amount is determined by the current minimum amount for securing your subsistence according to §2 section 3 of the Residence Act, it is sufficient to cover the costs of your daily needs. The scholarship also includes costs for rent, health and accident insurance, tuition fees and ticket for public transport. These costs will be deducted prior to the payout of the scholarship.
Will I have to use the paid-out money to cover rent and insurances? Or will it be at my own disposal?
The paid-out money will be completely at your free disposal. It serves to cover the costs of your daily needs. Costs for rent, health and accident insurance, tuition fees and public transport will already be deducted prior to the payout of the scholarship.
Will the scholarship be sufficient for my stay?
The scholarship suffices to cover the costs of your personal subsistence and daily needs while you stay in Leipzig.
Is it possible to participate in students’ activities in Leipzig?
Leipzig has a many-sided and vivid offer of students’ activities. Participants of the International Coaching Courses will be enrolled at Leipzig University for the respective term. They will be cordially invited to get involved in a sporting and cultural manner and to participate in students’ activities.
See more: Studying in Leipzig