DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme
The GEAS is calling for applications for full scholarships for PhD students, which will be financed by the DAAD GSSP. GEAS is looking for highly motivated international applicants with excellent grades and a strong interest in institutional theory in East Asia to apply for a PhD in East Asian Studies.
International candidates who have received their final exam (MA) more than 6 years ago and who have not resided in Germany in the last 15 months can apply. Candidates are selected in a multi-step process by GEAS and DAAD. The final selection and decisions are made by the DAAD. Successful candidates will be integrated into the general GEAS PhD training programme, starting in October 2016.
Successful applicants will have an excellent Masters or equivalent degree (M.A. or German Magister with a grade of “very good” (A-) or better) in an East Asian Studies field or in a social science or humanities discipline with a focus on East Asia. For exceptionally talented B.A. students, FU Berlin offers the possibility of a “fast track” admission to Ph.D. programs.
In the application process, applicants must provide academic transcripts or other evidence of completion of regular coursework, a statement of academic interest, and two letters of recommendation. For all applicants, evidence of linguistic competence related to East Asia is required.
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of language skills in at least one East Asian language at the level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as well at the level C1 or higher in English. Language skills in East Asian Languages may also be documented through certificates of the relevant East Asian language tests (i.e. HSK, JLPT, or TOPIK).
Applications will be reviewed by PIs of the GEAS. Based on their applications, candidates will be selected for a nomination to the final decision process of the DAAD. Nominated candidates will have to submit a completed application form with all supporting documents via the DAAD portal again. The final selection decision is made by a DAAD selection committee.
Successful applicants will receive a full PhD scholarship, granted by the GSSP program of the DAAD. Themonthly grant will be around € 1.000 plus health and liability insurances, travel and research allowances. Fellowships will initially be granted for one year, and contingent upon a positive evaluation after each year of study, fellowships will be extended for another year. The fellowship may be granted for a maximum of three years.
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