GPTS Doctoral Scholarships for European and Asian Students in Germany, 2014

University of Heidelberg under Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies is offering doctoral scholarships to Asian and European students. Applicants must hold an MA or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or equivalent). Eight scholarships will be offered. Application should be submitted till March 15, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships will be provided in the field of Transcultural studies offered by University of Heidelberg.
Course Level: The scholarships will be available for pursuing doctoral degree level.
Scholarship Provider: University of Heidelberg, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: –Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or equivalent).
-The degree has to reflect at least five years of study at university level. Applicants who plan to graduate in 2013 must provide a university transcript that clearly indicates the progress to degree.
-Documents should be submitted in English, German, French or Italian. Documents in other languages should be submitted as certified translations into English or German.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, (Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) and Asia (Afghanistan, Bahrain , Bangladesh ,Bhutan ,Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman Pakistan, The Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore ,Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen) can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) is a structured doctoral programme within the interdisciplinary research environment of the Cluster. The programme’s institutional reference is the Karl Jaspers Centre (KJC), situated at Heidelberg University. Starting in October 2014, the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) will grant eight doctoral scholarships to European and Asian students. The GPTS welcomes applications for doctoral scholarships each year. Thus far there have been five application rounds, in spring/summer 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Number of award(s): Eight scholarships will be offered.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Not Known

Notification: Notifications on this can be expected towards the end of April or the beginning of May.

How to Apply: Applicants have to register and log into the Online Application System of the GPTS. Further guidelines will be available after login. Through the system applicants are required to provide:
-proof of their M.A. (or equivalent) with a transcript of courses and grades (NOTE: If the degree is still pending, applicants have to provide a detailed transcript of courses, indicating the progress to degree)
-two referees for recommendation
-an abstract of the proposed doctoral project with a working plan
-a letter of intention
-proof of language skills
-further information about their education, work experience and other skills
-possible supervisor from the Cluster.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 15, 2014.

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