DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries, 2017

In cooperation with the DAAD, the Department of Philology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Munster is offering two scholarships for interested and qualified international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting October 1st, 2018.

Scholarship Benefits:  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.

Eligibility: 

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

Requirements

  • A qualifying degree at the level of Master/Magister/Staatsexamen (minimum grade: “gut”/B), in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree (minimum grade: “sehr gut”/A)
  • Very good German language skills are recommended, as the courses at the GSPoL are taught in German
  • At the time of the application, the last final exam should have taken place during the past six years
  • At the time of the application, the applicant should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months.

How to apply: 

: Applications must be sent via e-mail and also by post.

Applications for the Graduate School must be submitted in written form (in English or German, preferably via e-mail in one PDF file) and should include:

  • A letter of motivation explaining the application at the GSPoL
  • Curriculum vitae (without photograph)
  • Proof that the applicant has completed a qualifying course of studies – the degree awarded must at least be 2,0 (B) or better (according to § 5, Abs. 1 and 2 of the study regulations)
  • Proof of German language skills according to appendix A (Anhang A) of the study regula-tions1
  • A detailed project proposal of the planned dissertation of about 10 pages in length, including a description of aims and planned topics, relevance within literary scholarship and method of research, as well as a detailed work and time schedule and a bibliography.

Deadline:  November 30, 2017.

For more information, visit the official site.