GCSC International PhD Scholarships, Germany

Up to 11 international PhD students will be selected to receive a demanding scholarship which is sponsored by Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), co-funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative. International students are eligible to apply this scholarship. Successful applicants will receive a monthly allowance valued about €1,468 plus other interesting benefits. Applications are accepted by February 1 every year.

Scholarship Description
Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), co- funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides, the Graduate Centre offers doctoral researchers optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.

Scholarship Value
The selected candidates will be awarded a monthly stipend of €1,468.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree for studying culture and the related field.

Place of Study
The scholarship supports study taken in Germany.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The GCSC particularly welcomes applications for PhD scholarships from students who graduated with excellent marks from two-year research-track master’s programmes in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects or in cultural studies no longer than two years ago
  • Applicants are proposing a research project that contributes to one (or several) of the GCSC’s research areas and that they have not worked on for more than one year.
  • Applicants are fluent in English or German, knowledge of both is an advantage and should be acquired during the scholarship period.

Applicants’ Nationality
All nationalities are eligible to apply.

Application Instruction
The detail instruction of application procedure and list of required supporting documents can be seen at the application link below.

Submission Deadline
February 1 on annual basis.

Website and Application Link