BGSMCS Doctoral Grants for International Students in Germany
About The Event
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) will admit up to ten PhD students to its doctoral program, which is to begin on 1 October 2018. The Graduate School is a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, which brings together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and area studies.
The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. Applications with a focus on strategies of negotiating diversity, difference, and distinction, both among Muslims and between Muslims and non-Muslims are especially encouraged. Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School (Arabic Studies, Central Asian Studies, History, History of Islamic Art, Human Geography, Islamic Studies, Political Science, Semitic Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, South and Southeast Asian Studies, Southeast European History), with a ranking, where applicable, of above average. Our language of instruction and communication is English.
Course Level: Grants are available to pursue doctoral program.
Scholarship Award: Three scholarships for candidates in history and cultural studies will be funded by Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Two further positions for PhD students with Chinese citizenship are available through the cooperation of the Chinese Scholarship Council and Freie Universität Berlin’s Beijing Office (FU-CSC PhD Scholarship). Funding for more scholarships is currently pending approval. Candidates with a fellowship or grant by a third party are also encouraged to apply. If admitted, they will be full members of the Graduate School with access to all services offered by the School’s administration and the Dahlem Research School. All doctoral researchers admitted to the Graduate School will receive a travel allowance. Their first supervisors must be Principal Investigators at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies.
Nationality: International Students
Number of Scholarships: Up to ten scholarships are available.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this grant.
English Language Requirements: As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at BGSMCS, you are expected to have advanced English-language proficiency. Please hand in one of the following certificates as proof of proficiency in English:
– ETS TOEFL certificate (minimum score of 600 for the paper-based test, 250 for the computer-based test and 100 for the internet-based test);
– Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE (any grade);
– Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, CAE (grade A or B);
– IELTS test (level 7.0).
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