DAAD Doctoral Scholarships 2017

In cooperation with the DAAD, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Munster is offering two scholarships for interested and qualified international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting 1 October 2018. Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.
Last Date: Nov 30, 2017

DAAD Doctoral Scholarships 2017 - Eligibility

The following requirements should be met by the applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • 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

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

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have 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).

DAAD Doctoral Scholarships 2017 - Important Details

  •   Eligibility

    Postgraduates & Graduates [T&C applicable]

  •   Purpose/Awards

    Funding for up to three to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.

  •   Important Dates

    Online Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

    Offline Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

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How to Apply

The application for a scholarship follows a three-step procedure:

Step 1: Candidates will submit an application to the GS PoL, followed by

Step 2: A personal interview and a final nomination to the DAAD, followed by

Step 3: The standard application procedure at the DAAD (an online application with supporting documentation via the DAAD online portal).

Step 4:  Applications must be sent via e-mail and also by post.

Step 5: 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 regulations
  • 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
  • Two letters of reference.2 If the applicant holds a Bachelor’s degree or has completed the first course of studies with a regular duration of fewer than eight semesters, three references must be submitted.

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