Details about the fellowship on East Asian Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS), funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, will admit doctoral candidates to its program, beginning October 1st, 2017. Up to 12 candidates will be accepted. For the best qualified candidates, GEAS offers scholarships according to DFG regulations, while two international candidates may be selected to receive a GSSP grant by DAAD. Candidates with funding either from other Freie Universität Berlin programs, or who apply for funding from partner institutions in East Asia, or who intend to receive scholarships provided by German or international organizations can also apply.
Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region of China, Japan and/or Korea. All dissertation research at GEAS will be conducted in the context of the three interconnected research lenses of its academic profile: the origin and change of institutions in East Asia, the effects institutions have on processes related to globalization and modernization in East Asia on the side of governments, bureaucracies or business and individual life-styles or related preferences, and, finally, the interdependencies of institutions in East Asia within and beyond its regional boundaries.
The screening takes place in February 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (via Skype) between February and April 2017. Candidates accepted for admission into GEAS will receive notice by mid-May to early June 2017 (at the latest).
For additional information, please check our website and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. No legal entitlement shall be constituted by applying to the program. Due to the large number of applicants, reasons for rejections will not be disclosed.
After having been approved by the PhD office of your department, the PhD Office will send you an official "Zulassung" (admission certificate), proving your eligibility to enrol as a PhD candidate at FUB.
Within the following 30 days you will have to visit the Info Office at FUB in order to officially enrol as PhD candidate. If you are not able to enrol within this time frame or if the letter has expired, please contact the GEAS Office or the PhD Office. The enrolment time can be extended for reasons such as visa applications or moving plans.
For enrolment, please use the enrolment application form and attach the following to your postal enrolment application:
- Acceptance Letter/ Admission Certificate
- Completed enrolment application (online form)
- Proof of health insurance
- Original and copy of passport or ID (including visa)
- Withdrawal certificate from the last (German) university (if applicable)
- Original documents or copies (as the PhD Office will ask for originals or certified copies, simple copies can be attached):
BA and MA or letter from your university
Proof of proficiency in English (C1)
- €280 enrolment fee
You will receive a student ID which provides access to the public transport system, benefits for cafeteria, sports and other cultural stuff, etc).
For more information click "Further official information" below.