Frequently Asked Questions

Is it an online program?

Digital Product School(DPS) is all about teamwork. You learn how to work together in an interdisciplinary team by creating ideas, structuring your work and making decisions. We believe that’s only possible when you are physically together in a team space that is why we don’t offer it as an online program.

Is it a full time program?

Yes it’s a full time program. You will create new ideas, test assumptions and decide in a team how to go on. Your teammates rely on you. That’s why you are expected to be present at DPS during normal office hours.

Why should I consider DPS?

  1. Personal coaching
  2. Professional development by gaining practical work experience
  3. Experience working in a cross functional team
  4. Develop products that solve real world challenges
  5. Be part of the great network of DPS and UnternehmerTUM with a lot of possibilities to work and grow

What will I do at DPS?

You will build a user centric product and service that solves a real world challenge. Also you will get to work in a cross functional team and learn to apply valuable methods and techniques.
At DPS you will also get a chance to build a professional network and also exchange cultures with fellow participants from all around the world.

Am I the right applicant to apply?

We welcome students, graduates and early stage professionals who want to change careers or gain experience from all around the world. In case you are employed at the moment and want your company to profit from the concept of customer-centric product development? Check out “Digital Business Lab” where your company can take part with a own problem space and team. Check out Digital Business Lab (DBL) where your company can take part with an own problem space and team.

What kind of products we develop at Digital Product School?

The products developed at the digital product school mostly address the problem space that reflects on areas like mobility or create a social impact. However the products can be Business to Business or Business to Consumer as a digital or a physical service.

Can this program be counted as an internship?

Yes it can be but as an enrolled student it also depends on your institution. In the past we have had participants from renowned institutions where they were able to successfully count it as an internship or earn credits. Please further check on with your institution before applying. We are more than happy to collaborate and provide support.

Do you accept applications from non-european countries?

We welcome international applications and support the idea of diversity. Depending on the country you are living in it might be more or less difficult to get a visa for the European Union. We will support you with getting it but unfortunately there is no guarantee. It also might take time to get the visa. So if you need one you are advised to apply early in advance!

Is there any program fee?

Digital Product School is a non profit program that is free of cost.

Do I get paid?

We offer you a scholarship worth EUR 750.- per month / EUR 2.250.- in total for three months. Just don’t forget to select it in the application process.

Do you provide accommodation?

We currently provide limited accomodation and consider international applicants for it as a priority. However after you are accepted we have a slack channel where the DPS community shares housing offers from Munich. Also we send links to the channels through which you can find suitable accommodation for yourself.
Also to bring to your attention that there are a lot of fraud listings available online that you should be aware of. It is recommended that you don’t make any money transfers to book accommodation without exchanging identification, relevant documents and at least a video meeting from the apartment in offer.

Do I need to be enrolled as a student to apply?

Students or fresh graduates can be part of DPS. So you do not only have to be enrolled as a student to apply, but if you are already employed we recommend you apply through our DBL Program.

What is the hiring process?

After you apply we shortlist you for one on one online interview with track heads. The interview is more like a conversation to get to know you better and your motivation to apply. Also we like to know about your future goals and expectations from our program. Our application process is ongoing. You can apply on our website. We try to have a look at your application as soon as you send it but please consider that we might be covered with training the current batch and need some time to get back to you.

What happens to the products I develop together in a team during the program?

As a part of a wild team at DPS you along with your team own the project and the product. It is up to you and your team to take the project forward and pitch it to an incubation further or keep it as a great learning experience. Where as if you get to work in a company team the project and the product is in ownership of the company.

What kind of certificate will I be awarded?

You will be awarded with a certificate at the end of the program in an off boarding ceremony. The certificate will state all the research methods and tools you learned and applied during the program to build a product together in a team.

What are the job perspectives after I complete Digital Product School?

We at the Digital Product School do everything that is necessary to empower you to connect with suitable job opportunities in future.

Feel free to reach out to us in case of further queries