Page Overview: Fastlane Master's Programme
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MASTER YOUR NEXT CAREER STEP.

WITH OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FASTLANE.

If you want to proactively prepare yourself to take that next career step, you will need more than just an advanced qualification. That is why our Fastlane Programme is geared to provide you with the in-depth practical work experience and the personal development opportunities you need to round out your studies – and perfectly position yourself to take that next step with us. As a successful candidate, you will also receive attractive financial support that will enable you to fully focus on your studies – and gain practical experience in cutting edge and challending topics at the BMW Group. Within your last three semester you will develop your skills and get to know our company culture first-hand.

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PROGRAMM CONTENT IN DETAIL.

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PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS.

During the programme, you will complete practical assignments with a total duration of at least 10 weeks and write your thesis in the company for 6 months. You plan these assignments individually with your mentor.

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QUALIFICATION MODULES.

With various qualification modules, we help you to discover your strengths and to further develop yourself individually and in a targeted manner.

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MENTORING.

You will be supported by an experienced mentor in your professional and personal development.

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SCHOLARSHIP.

As part of the Fastlane Programme, you will receive a monthly bursary for the last 3 semesters of your studies.

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(TEAM) PROJECTS.

In joint projects with other scholarship holders, you network, demonstrate organisational talent and the ability to work in a team while demonstrating your social skills.

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PERMANENT POSITION.

After the end of the programme, many doors are open to you thanks to the internal applicant status.

THE PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE.

YOUR WAY INTO THE PROGRAMME.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

  • The Fastlane Programme is in particular addressing students of the following degrees: Computer Science, Business Informatics, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering / Electronics or a comparable STEM course of study.  
  • Experience in one of the following areas would be ideal: Data Analytics / Big Data, Software Architecture, Agile Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Driving, Electric Mobility / Innovative Drives, Digitalisation, Infotainment or Customer Experience / Analytics. 
  • You have at least 18 months remaining of your master studies.

You are interested and fit the above requirements? Then join us in creating the future of mobility by applying directly as a scholar of the Fastlane Programme! We are accepting applications from the 15th to 31st May and 15th to 31st October. Please attach the following application form to your online application:

APPLICATION PROCESS.

application process

FAQs.

The Fastlane Programme is in particular addressing students of the following degrees: Computer Science, Business Informatics, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering/Electronics or a comparable STEM course of study. Therefore, experience in one of the following areas would be ideal: Data Analytics/Big Data, Software Architecture, Agile Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Driving, Electric Mobility/Innovative Drives, Digitalisation, Infotainment or Customer Experience/Analytics.

The precise number of positions is aligned to the demand of the company and can therefore vary. 

It is not possible to combine the Fastlane Programme with a working student position. However, you can plan your practical assignments individually within the framework of the programme. This allows you, for example, to complete them consecutively or, similar to a working student job, to distribute them over certain days of the week and over a longer period of time.

The Fastlane Programme is designed to be flexible and to be easily coordinated with the projects from your studies.

The remuneration is EUR 1,050 per month.

After the end of the programme, many doors will be open to you thanks to our internal applicant status. You will also make many contacts during your time at the company, giving you the opportunity to build up a large network that you can later draw on when you receive a permanent employment after the programme.

All open vacancies will be posted on this website. Please note that there are fixed application periods for the Fastlane Programme and therefore vacancies are not online at all times.

Our Fastlane job descriptions describe cross-functional areas of activity in which you will experience various stations during the programme. If you like to focus on a specific area, this is of course also possible in consultation with your mentor.

Letters of recommendation from previous internships are not required to apply for the Fastlane Programme, but of course help us to get an even more objective overall impression of you. Therefore, please attach them to your application.

Yes, you can plan the practical assignments individually with your mentor, expressing wishes and areas of interest.

The Fastlane Programme is a scholarship programme and therefore counts as an apprenticeship. Previous temporary employment contracts (for example voluntary internships) are consequently not an obstacle.

Please note our application deadlines which you can find on this website. If your master's programme lasts three semesters, you should already apply during your last bachelor's semester. However, if your master's programme comprises four semesters, it is sufficient to apply during the first master's semester.

You coordinate your working hours and location during your practical phases individually. However, it is of course advantageous for you to be on-site during your practical assignments in order to be able to establish a large network. Regardless, there are modules within the programme that take place in presence – for example, trainings in our training academy or comprehensive semester workshops.

Stays abroad are not a mandatory component of the Fastlane Programme. However, you can pause your scholarship for a semester of leave to complete a semester abroad or an internship abroad (perhaps at BMW).

It is very important to us to make the selection process as simple and fast as possible for our applicants. After the application deadline, we therefore send out the invitations to the online test immediately. Based on the test results and the other application documents, the pre-selection and the decision as to who will be invited to the selection day is also made promptly. Due to the large number of positions and applications, it can sometimes take a while before the first response is received. Details about approximate time frames depending on the application period can also be found in our application process chart on the website.

If you plan to have a part-time job, it must be registered and approved by the programme director.

Yes, writing your master's thesis at our company is an integral part of the Fastlane Programme.

You will receive financial support for three semesters of your master's programme. If you extend your studies (for example, due to a semester of leave), you can pause the funding during this time.

Other scholarships, such as the Deutschland-Stipendium or similar grants, do not stand in your way and can easily be combined with Fastlane.

Our decision is based on a comprehensive and objective consideration of all factors. The online test, together with your grades and other application documents, is part of our pre-selection process. On this basis, we decide in a first step who could be considered for our positions with their skills and qualifications. If you for example have less experience abroad but therefore more practical experience or very good grades, we would still be happy to receive your application as we assess all qualifications in total and rate them against one another. Please note that we cannot consider your application in the further selection process without the online test.

Our programmes are managed centrally from Munich. Events such as semester workshops and seminars also take place there. Nevertheless, we encourage our participants to complete practical assignments at our other locations (Leipzig, Berlin, Eisenach, Regensburg, Dingolfing, Landshut). These are planned in consultation with the mentors and in consideration of the respective interests of our programme participants. Master's theses can also be written at any of our locations in Germany by arrangement.

After the end of the programme, all doors in our company are open to you due to your internal applicant status. However, you are not contractually obliged to stay with the BMW Group.

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Within the Fastlane Programme I met so many motivated colleagues that want to solve the problems of the future. I really love being part of it.

Nick

Fastlane scholar Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence

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It's incredibly fun to work on the latest technologies. Whether it's Cloud Computing, Big Data or Augmented Reality – the projects are really exciting!

Dina

Fastlane scholar Software Engineering

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The programme not only offers the opportunity to expand your professional skills, but also to develop personally through various trainings and workshops.

Linn

Fastlane scholar Digital Business & Innovation

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