Our One-Year Program enables you to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin to develop your individual business plan and learn hands-on what it takes to be an entrepreneur by working on a real life group Challenge posed by Messe Berlin, one of the world’s leading trade exhibition companies. During the following 10 months, you start your own mission-driven venture back in your home country supported by our team of coaches and mentors.
The task of the Challenge is to capture, preserve and publish the expertise of the exhibitors and trade visitors present in new and exciting formats, e.g. by using new technologies or forms of storytelling.
The aim of the challenge is:
- to find a solution that extends the impact of a trade exhibition from a few days to the whole year
- to gather knowledge that so far goes untapped and make it accessible to more people
- to distil it so that it can be published in different formats later on and
- to connect new people worldwide to the Messe Berlin community
You are between 21 and 31 years old. This means on the first day of the program you are least 21 years old and no older than 31. If you are not legally of age in your home country at the time of application, you will have to supply a permission signed by a parent or legal guardian for the application to be valid.
Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of storytelling technique such as writers, bloggers, videographers, journalists but also business analysts, educators, information architects, web and information designers.
It is central to our mission that we offer inclusive educational opportunities to talented young adults. We support you regardless of your socioeconomic or educational background and encourage you, no matter if you are a university student or graduate or don’t have a higher education.
Since the DO School program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.
Complete the applications for the one-year DO School program through our online application form.
Create a user account. You will receive an email with a link. Click on this link to activate your account. If you do not receive this email within a few minutes, please check your spam folder.
Complete all three required parts of the online DO School application form. You will be asked to fill in personal information, answer application questions, and agree to the conditions of application. To save your work and return to it at another time, click the “save” button. In addition, you can optionally complete the form for financial aid.
Submit your application. Once the status of all three parts is complete, you can click the “Submit Your Application” button. Please note that you cannot make any changes to your application after your submission. No late submissions will be accepted. Successful submission will be confirmed by a screen saying: “Your application has been submitted”.
After you apply
We will be in touch with you via email 6-8 weeks after the application deadline. If your application passes the first selection round, you will be invited for a Skype interview for the second round. All applicants will be notified, whether successful or not.
Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000.
If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information please download the financial aid PDF.
Travel and living costs
You are responsible for organizing and paying for your own travel to and from the DO School Berlin campus in order to participate in the ten-week Incubation Phase. You are also responsible for arranging and paying for your visa (if needed) as well as travel, health and accident insurance for the ten-week duration.
During the 10-week Incubation Phase in Berlin, you will stay at subsidized accommodation and will be required to contribute EUR 900. During the entire program year you are responsible for your personal cost of living (food, insurance, transportation, personal needs, etc.). Download the PDF below and find out more about the living costs in Berlin
The DO School Innovation Lab GmbH
Tel. +49 (0)40-298 13 89 40
For questions concerning applications, please contact directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
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