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CfA: Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies



9 December 2021

In accordance with the research scheme of the HCTS, the three-year
Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) focuses on the dynamics of cultural exchange processes between and within Asia and Europe, and challenges established notions of national, ethnic, and disciplinary categories. The GPTS offers an excellent, highly interdisciplinary, and international research environment combining the German model of individualized doctoral studies with a system of guided courses.
Candidats are expected to submit a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the HCTS. Prospective candidates must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide a proof of advanced language skills in English. Applications must be submitted in one PDF file that includes the completed application form, a letter of motivation, a CV, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, all language certificates, the transcripts of all university degrees, and two letters of recommendation.
The scholarships amount to 1200 EUR per month for a period of three years. The two scholarships are offered in cooperation with the
DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and include further benefits. Only international (non-German) candidates are eligible to apply. In addition to fulfilling the criteria listed above, applicants must meet the criteria set by the DAAD. For more information, please read the
GSSP guidelines.
The application deadline is February 4, 2022.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their projects to the GPTS selection committee in an online-interview. The interviews will take place in mid-April 2022.
Please note that the starting date for the scholarships is October 1, 2022.
For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the application process, please visit the
GPTS website or send your inquiry at