31 October 2018.
PhD-scholarships 2019 (DAAD GSSP program)
The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany offers two Ph.D. scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism.
The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität in Munich is based on a cooperation between Asian Studies (Indology, Japanology, Sinology, Tibetology) and Religious Studies and promotes and supervises Ph.D. theses related to Buddhism within a broad range of subjects and disciplines. To strengthen the disciplinary and communicative skills of the doctoral students, the research-oriented study program is complemented by workshops and teaching placements as well as by transferable skills training. Intensive supervision by mentoring teams helps students to accomplish doctoral projects at the highest level. In addition, the integration of the doctoral candidates into interdisciplinary and international networks promotes their professional development as young scholars.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Religious Studies.
- Asian Studies.
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- Non-German citizenship, a Master of Arts or Magister Artium degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
- Excellent knowledge of a least one Buddhist source language, outstanding qualifications in the subject, and fluency in English.
- A basic knowledge of German is also desirable, though not a prerequisite, but willingness to learn German / improve German language skills will be expected.
- Applicants should not have lived in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of the submission of their materials to the DAAD, which will most likely take place in December or January, and the last final exam (Master Degree) should have taken place no more than six years before this date.
- Depending on the degree of previous knowledge of German, a 2-6 month intensive German language course might be necessary before the start of scholarship (the DAAD will provide the fees for the language course).
- €1200 per month, insurance, support for rent, €460 per year, lump sums for travel.
First Step: You must create an account here.
Second Step: Fill the application here.
Third Step: Submit the following documents:
- Full curriculum vitae.
- A letter of motivation that demonstrates your acquaintance with our program and your qualification in the subject.
- An outline of the planned dissertation project including a schedule (no more 2700 words).
- A short schedule/ working plan for your planned research stays/field trips abroad (when, where, what, how long) (if applicable).
- A digital version of your M.A. thesis.
- Contact details of two university professors from your home university, who are willing to write a report about you. Once you have filled in the information about these professors (referees) and saved it, they will receive an email from the application portal asking them to write a report about you and to upload it onto the portal by 31 October 2018.
- School leaving certificate qualifying you for admission to higher education in your own country.
- Certificates of annual examinations taken at the home university (transcripts of records) (including an explanation of the grading system).
- Certificates of any academic degrees or advanced qualifications showing grades and explaining the grading system (description of grade scale).
- Document certifying fluency in English or German.
- Document certifying excellent knowledge of at least one Buddhist source language.
- Documents relating to periods of practical training, if applicable.
- List of publications, if any.
- The essential parts of all university certificates and diplomas in languages other than German or English should be translated.
- Certified copies of all translated documents must be submitted to DAAD only after a letter of award has been received.
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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Somiyah Elhassawy/ Egypt ”
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