In cooperation with the DAAD, the Department of Philology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Munster is offering two scholarships for interested and qualified international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting October 1st, 2018.
Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three years or up to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.
Founded in 1780, the WWU Munster is a university with tradition. 250 courses of study, 37 000 students, a staff of 5000 including 565 professors – as well as 400 partnership agreements with universities and other academic institutions all over the world.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the area of literary studies. Participating areas of study: American/English/Postcolonial Studies, Arabic/Islamic Studies, Baltic Studies, Book Studies, German Studies, Comparative Literature, Latin Philology/Studies, Dutch Stud-ies, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Studies, Sinology, Slavonic Studies. In its research, the Graduate School focuses on the following three broad areas:
- Literature and Society
(The relationship between Literary Studies, Social Theories, Cultural Theories and Studies, and Literature)
- Theories of Literature
(Philosophy of Science, History and Theory of Literature, Literary Theories)
- Putting the Study of Literature into Practice
(Occupationally-oriented areas that apply Literary Studies, the literary marketplace, key qualifications, the relationship between Literary Theory and professional practice)
Scholarship Award: Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three years or up to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.
Number of Scholarships: Two scholarships are available.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for 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.
College Admission Requirement
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).
English language Requirements: Very good German language skills are recommended, as the courses at the GSPoL are taught in German.
How to Apply: Applications must be sent via e-mail and also by post.
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 regula-tions1
- 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.
Application Deadline: The application deadline for the winter semester 2018/19 is November 30, 2017.