In cooperation with the DAAD, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Munster is offering two scholarships for interested and eligible international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting October 1, 2018. Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.
The following requirements should be met by the applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- A qualifying degree at the level of Master/Magister/Staatsexamen (minimum grade: “gut”/B), in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree (minimum grade: “sehr gut”/A)
- Very good German language skills are recommended, as the courses at the GSPoL are taught in German
- At the time of the application, the last final exam should have taken place during the past six years
- At the time of the application, the applicant should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months
- American/English/Post colonial Studies, Arabic/Islamic Studies, Baltic Studies, Book Studies, German Studies, Comparative Literature, Latin Philology/Studies, Dutch Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Studies, Sinology, Slavonic Studies.
- In its research, the graduate school focuses on the following three broad areas:
- Literature and Society (The relationship between Literary Studies, Social Theories, Cultural Theories and Studies, and Literature)
- Theories of Literature (Philosophy of Science, History and Theory of Literature, Literary Theories)
- Putting the Study of Literature into Practice (Occupationally-oriented areas that apply Literary Studies, the literary marketplace, key qualifications, the relationship between Literary Theory and professional practice)
Nationality: Applicants from developing or emerging countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a qualifying degree at the level of Master/Magister/Staatsexamen (minimum grade: “gut”/B), in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree (minimum grade: “sehr gut”/A).
How to Apply?
Step 1: Candidates will submit an application to the GS PoL, followed by
Step 2: A personal interview and a final nomination to the DAAD, followed by
Step 3: The standard application procedure at the DAAD (an online application with supporting documentation via the DAAD online portal).
Step 4: Applications must be sent via e-mail and also by post.
Step 5: Applications for the Graduate School must be submitted in written form (in English or German, preferably via e-mail in one PDF file)
Curriculum: Lectures/series of talks, colloquia, group projects, workshops, practical training, academic teaching