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BIGSSS Graduate School Scholarships Program for International Applicants in Germany

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) is inviting international doctoral researchers to participate in its new Graduate School Scholarship Program, “Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Social Cohesion” (GSPSC). The program is organised for the academic year 2023-2024. 

The educational award is exclusively open to international students who want to be appointed at a doctoral position at the University of Bremen‡s Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). Applicants must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology, political science, psychology, or economics and have B2 language proficiency to be considered for the award, i.e., 1.200 € per month (plus additional benefits) for 48 months.

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One of Germany‡s leading schools of doctoral training in the social sciences, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) is affiliated to the University of Bremen. The graduate school was founded upon the core disciplines of political science, sociology and psychology while also integrating bordering disciplines. 

Why choose to study at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences? The BIGSSS operates on the guiding principles of education to excellence, quality assurance, and effective funding and offers advanced interdisciplinary training to prepare its fellows for leading professional positions inside and outside of academia, both nationally and internationally. 

Application Deadline: Applications can be submitted until 3rd January, 2023. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Bremen
  • Department: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
  • Course Level: Doctoral 
  • Award:1.200 €
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Germany

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: All international students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Candidates can apply for the doctoral position at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have a strong academic background. 

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit their applications online. All applicants will be considered. 
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Personal Information form 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Preliminary Dissertation Proposal
  • One-page Proposal Abstract 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Statement of Skills and Experience with Methods of Empirical Social Research 
  • MA/BA/Diplom/Magister Certificates 
  • University Grade Transcripts 
  • Certification of English Proficiency
  • Two Recent Letters of Recommendation 
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have an excellent MA degree (or national equivalents) in Sociology, Political Science, Psychology or related social science disciplines, e.g. Law, Economics or Media Sciences.
  • Language Requirement: The students must be proficient in the English language (speaking & writing, proof of C1-level English language skills or the equivalent).

Benefits

The PhD candidates who have successfully chosen to be awarded the Doctoral Scholarship will be provided 1.200 € per month along with additional benefits for 48 months.

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