For each cohort a deadline is decided by the leadership team, which may vary from year to year. Until the deadline typically no decision regarding the candidates is made. In case of competition the decision regarding which candidate to chose strongly depends on the contributions made by the candidates during their preparatory period and on the suitability of the candidates regarding his / her placement. In case of a competition for a spot a committee decides shortly after the completion of the deadline.
After the deadline an application is still possible but limited to vacant spots.
For the cohort 2021 (start on 01.09.2021) the deadline was 31.12.2020.
For the cohort 2022 (start on 01.09.2022) the deadline is 01.10.2021.