DAAD PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries Students in Germany, 2019

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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