PhD scholarship in Literature at the University of Münster in Germany 2019

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PhD scholarship in Literature at the University of Münster in Germany 2019

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The Graduate School Practices of Literature (GSPoL) at the University of Münster invites international students in literary studies to apply for a PhD scholarship starting on October 1, 2019. The four-year scholarship is part of the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) funded by the German Academic Exchange Service / Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD).

Areas of study: English/American Studies, Arabic/Islamic Studies, Baltic Studies, Book Studies, German Studies, Comparative Studies, Latin Philology/Studies, (Neo-)Medieval Latin Studies, Dutch Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Romance Studies (Main Areas: French, Spanish and Italian Literature), Sinology, Slavonic Studies.

The program revolves around three main subject areas:

  1. Literature, Culture and Society: relationship between literature, culture and society; social theories; cultural theories; cultural turn and/in literary studies
  2. Theories of Literature and Culture: science studies; history, theory, and methodology of/in literary/cultural studies
  3. Literary/Cultural Studies and the Professional World:professional sectors that require expertise in literary/cultural studies; the literary marketplace; transferable skills


  1. Master’s/Magister/Staatsexamen degree (usually in literary studies) with a minimum grade of “gut” (2.0)
  2. German, English and, possibly, additional foreign language skills according to § 5 (2) of the GSPoL study regulations1 (if necessary, the DAAD programme may include a preparatory German language course)
  3. applicants must have received their Master’s degree (i.e. taken their last final exam) no more than six years prior to the time when the DAAD receives the nomination letter
  4. applicants should not have resided in Germany for more than fifteen months prior to the nomination to the DAAD

Deadline for this scholarship: May 31s, 2019.


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, Degree Certificate, Research Proposal, Language Certificate, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Foreign Languages
Educational Level
Required Languages
German, English
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