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12 Doctoral Scholarships at Leuphana University of Luneburg in Germany, 2017

Up to 12 Doctoral Scholarships are available at the Leuphana University of Luneburg. Scholarships are being offered as part of the research group “Processes of sustainability Transformation”, funded by the Robert Bosch foundation.

The Leuphana University of Luneburg is a public university located in Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The University of Lüneburg was founded in 1946 as a college of education.

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Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are being offered as part of the research group “Processes of Sustainability Transformation”.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship is worth € 1,400 monthly (plus child benefit, if appropriate).

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The invitation to apply for the scholarships is targeted at extraordinarily qualified young academics working in sustainability science or in a discipline related to the individual topic of the scholarship as well as a link or interest in sustainability science. The scholarships will first be awarded for one year and will be extended upon request, adding up to a maximum of three years. Periods with alternative financial support for a doctoral qualification prior to the scholarship will be taken into account. Candidates, who have already earned a doctoral degree, cannot be considered.

Nationality: Citizens of Germany are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students applying for a doctorate should have a Diplom, Magister or Masters degree, or have passed the 1st or 2nd Staatsexamen examination. Students must have passed their first degree with at least “gut” (“good”), i.e. better than 2.6.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Good English is only required for doctorates at the Faculties of Sustainability and Business & Economics. The following are accepted as proof of English proficiency:

  • At least 85 points in an Internet-based TOEFL test
  • At least 785 points in a TOEIC test
  • An IELTS 5.5 test
  • A Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE), Grade C or higher
  • Modules are taken and passed as part of a higher education degree that are worth at least 30 CPs (ECTS) and were taught and assessed exclusively in English
  • A degree in English
  • A certificate from an English-medium school that qualifies the student to study in that English-speaking country

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Please send your application as a pdf document (only one attachment including all documents) marked “PhD Sustainability Transformation” via electronic mail, including the following documents:

  • Informal cover letter
  • CV including your previous research activities and study course
  • Relevant university degree certificates (simple copies) and transcripts of record (including GPA)
  • Certificates of employment of relevant research activities (simple copies)
  • Research proposal (2-page outline of the envisaged doctoral project with reference to the respective PhD profile description and linking to your expertise and tentative ideas).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 12, 2017.

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