2 DAAD GSSP Scholarships and 6 Starter Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2018

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences welcomes applications from graduates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. A scholarship will enable y to develop an excellent research proposal and submit it to appropriate funding bodies.

BAGSS supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services.

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics.
  • Scholarship Award: DAAD scholarships amount to a monthly stipend of 1,000 EUR, plus insurance and other allowances according to the DAAD guidelines. Starter scholarships amount to a monthly stipend of 1,468 Euro, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with the DFG guidelines where applicable. The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career within its statutory obligations.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: 2 DAAD GSSP Scholarships and 6 Starter Scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  International applicants can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.
  • English Language Requirements: Please attach a copy of one of the following official test results: IELTS (minimum band score of 7), TOEFL (minimum score of 95 ibt), CAE (pass), Unicert III (pass). An academic degree completed entirely in English, i.e. with a final thesis written in English is NOT accepted as a sufficient proof of your English language skills. You have to provide one of the above mentioned certificates. Exceptions are made for nationals of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America and New Zealand.

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Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply via online mode.

How to Apply:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Abstract
  • Research Proposal
  • Scans of school leaving certificate, university transcripts and degree certificates
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Short self-written statement about your knowledge of the German language
  • Statement of knowledge of social science research methods

Online Application

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