LMU–CSC Scholarships for Chinese Students in Germany 2018

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Applications are invited for LMU–CSC Scholarships for Chinese Students in Germany at the University of Munich in Germany. Application is open for International Students to pursue MPP and MIA  degree  in 2018-2019 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 15 February 2018
Study in :
Providers : Munich University
Course Level : PhD
Field of Study :
  • Model 1: Scholarships for a doctoral project pursued only at LMU Munich
    Most of the doctoral studies at LMU Munich are conducted under the supervision of an individual professor and there is no compulsory curriculum. In addition to the individual doctoral supervision scheme, LMU offers a growing number of doctoral programs— there are currently 36 structured programs in a broad range of disciplines.
  • Model 2: Scholarships for a “Sandwich” Doctoral Program 
    Within the “Sandwich” Model, the first year of the studies takes place at the home university. The doctoral students then complete one or two years of research at LMU and return to China to complete their doctoral program. The doctoral title is conferred by the Chinese university. This model is only possible in the individual supervision scheme.

Benefits for Scholarships for Chinese Students in Germany:

  • Scholarship Award: Full scholarship is available.
  • Nationality: Chinese students
  • Number of Scholarships: Within the framework of an exclusive agreement between LMU Munich and CSC more than 200 doctoral students of various disciplines from Biology to Sociology have been granted scholarships for doctoral studies since 2005.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for Scholarships for Chinese Students in Germany:

Eligible Countries: Chinese students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements:

1. General requirements

  • Candidates must be citizens of the PR of China.
  • Age limit: 35 years; for specific doctoral programs at LMU this age limit might vary.
  • Candidates must have completed a research Master program before the commencement of the program. The Master qualification can be from a University in China or another country (i.e. Germany, US. etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from university professors.

2. Academic background

Candidates must have an excellent academic background. To prove this, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidates must pursue their master study at one of the top-level Chinese universities or research institutions. Universities of “985 project” are preferred.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor and master degree with “80” or above in the Chinese grading system.

3. Language requirements

  • If German is the language of tuition and of the dissertation, i.e. in Law, Communications Science, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, good German language skills are required. Candidates must provide proof of their German proficiency by means of an acknowledged language test such as: “Test-DAF” with the minimum result of “4” in all parts of the examination, or “DSH”, level 2.
  • If English is the language of tuition and of the dissertation the following acknowledged language tests are accepted:
    English language certificate of the IELTS Test Academic 6.5 (no module below 6) or 90 in the TOEFL iBT Test.
  • Also for programs taught in English, basic knowledge of German is highly recommended.

4. Acceptance by a professor of LMU

Candidates must hold a written acceptance of a supervisor at LMU. The acceptance letter must refer to a specific structured doctoral program or, in the case of individual research projects, to a specific doctoral project. In the case of the “Sandwich-Model”, the Chinese supervisor must advocate the period of research at LMU.

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