31 May 2019



Partial funding


PhD scholarship in Literature at the University of Münster in Germany 2019

The Graduate School Practices of Literature (GSP) at the University of Münster invites international students in literary studies to apply for a PhD scholarship starting on October 1, 2019.

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The four-year scholarship is part of the Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) funded by the German Academic Exchange Service / Deutsche Academician Exhaustiveness (DAAD)

(Opportunity Focus Area]

  • English/American Studies
  • Arabic/Islamic Studies
  • Baltic Studies
  • Book Studies
  • German Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Latin Philology/Studies
  • (Neo-)Medieval Latin Studies)
  • Dutch Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Romance Studies (Main Areas: French, Spanish and Italian Literature), Sinology, Slavonic Studies

Required Languages

German, English

Eligible Countries

All countries of the world

Program Period

Four Years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Master’s/Magisterial/Stateswomen degree (usually in literary studies) with a minimum grade of “gut”

German, English and, possibly, additional foreign language skills according to § 5 (2) of the GSP study regulations (if necessary, the DAAD program may include a preparatory German language course)\

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 the DAD receives the nomination letter

applicants should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months prior to the nomination to the DAAD

Opportunity Cost

Partial funding

The scholarship covers study fees

How to Apply

Prepare Required Documents

First Step:CV, Motivation Letter, Degree Certificate, Research Proposal, Language Certificate, others

2:-Application to (via email as a single PDF file)

consisting of: letter of motivation stating the reasons for the application to the GSPoL
curriculum vitae (without photograph)

proof that the applicant has completed a master’s degree (usually in literary studies) with a minimum grade of “gut” (2.0) (according to § 5 (1) of the GSPoL study regulations)

brief (approx. half-page) abstract of the PhD project

project proposal of about 10 pages in length, including a title, table of contents, detailed outline (of the topic; its originality and significance; aims and methodology), as well as a bibliography

timeline, including optional stays/studies abroad of up to one year in total (= 25% of the duration of the scholarship), which may not be scheduled at the beginning of the programme

two letters of reference; please use the official DAAD form

Second Step:-personal interview at the GSPoL

Third Step :-nomination to the DAAD and standard application procedure at and final decision by the DAAD (online application with supporting documentation via the DAAD portal).

Note: Application documents may be submitted in German or English

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This Scholarship Published by:
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