Applications are invited for DAAD PhD Scholarships in Germany. Applications are open for developing countries students to pursue the Ph.D. degree at the University of Münster in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Deadline : 30 November 2018
Study in : Germany
Providers :

University of Münster

Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : Scholarships are awarded in the area of literary studies. Participating areas of study: English/American Studies, Arabic/Islamic Studies, Baltic Studies, Book Studies, German Studies, Comparative Studies, Latin Philology/Studies, Neo- and Medieval Latin Studies, Dutch Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Studies (Main Areas: French, Spanish, and Italian Literature), Sinology, Slavonic Studies. The program revolves around three main subject areas:

1. Literature and Society
(the relationship between literature and society; social theories; cultural theories; cultural turn and literary studies)

2. Theories of Literature
(science studies; history, theory, and methodology of/in literary studies)

3. Putting the Study of Literature into Practice 
(professional sectors that require expertise in literary studies; the literary marketplace; transferable skills)

Curriculum: Lectures series and workshops, colloquia, research groups, and elective options such as internships, academic teaching, etc.

Supervision: Each doctoral candidate will have an individual, interdisciplinary support group consisting of three advisors. A written mentoring agreement and an individual timeline will be established and signed by the PhD candidate and their supervisors.

Benefits of DAAD PhD Scholarships:

Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three years or up to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.

Number of Scholarships: Two scholarships are available.

Nationality for DAAD PhD Scholarships: 

Applicants from developing or emerging countries

Eligibility for DAAD PhD Scholarships:

Eligible Countries: Applicants from developing or emerging countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Master’s/Magister/Staatsexamen degree (usually in literary studies) with a minimum grade of “gut”/B
  • German language skills (if necessary, DAAD funding may include preparatory German language courses)
  • additional foreign language skills according to § 5 (2) of the GSPoL study regulations
  • applicants must have received their Master’s degree (i.e. taken their last final exam) no more than six years prior to the time when DAAD receives the nomination letter
  • applicants should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months prior to the nomination to DAAD

English Language Requirements for  DAAD PhD Scholarships: 

Very good German language skills are recommended, as the courses at the GSPoL are taught in German.

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