6 GPTS Doctoral Scholarships at Heidelberg University in Germany, 2018

Startingin October 2018, the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) at Heidelberg University will approve as much as 6 doctoral scholarships for 3 years.

The goal of the Cluster is to improve the understanding of the multi-layered interactions in between and within Asia and Europe– a location of excellent significance for academic community in addition to for modern society and politics.

TheCluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: The Dynamics of Transculturality” at Heidelberg University belongs to the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.


Application due date: March 15, 2018
CourseLevel: Scholarships are offered for pursuing doctoral program at Heidelberg University.
StudySubject: Scholarships are granted in the field of transcultural research studies.
ScholarshipAward: The Graduate Programme uses a month-to-month scholarship of 1200 Euro.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken inGermany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

EligibleCountries: European (Europe- Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City and Russia) and Asian (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen) trainees can make an application for these doctoral scholarships.


  • Applicants needs to hold an M.A. or comparable in a discipline of the liberal arts or social sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or comparable). The degree needs to show at least 4 years of research study at university level. Applicants who prepare to finish in the present scholastic year needs to offer a university records that plainly shows the development to degree.
  • University and language certificates should be sent in English, German, French orItalian Documents in other languages might be sent as qualified translations into English or German.

EnglishLanguage Requirements: Applicants should show sophisticated language abilities in English by offering a certificate verifying at least level C1 inning accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g. a rating of 100 in the Internet- based TOEFL or a rating of 7.0 in the IELTS. Other approaches of evidence might likewise be appropriate.

How to Apply:

Theapplication procedure includes 3 parts. Please be recommended that English is the working language of the GPTS, so applications have to be sent in English.

  • Applicants need to sign up and log into the Online Application System of theGPTS Further standards will be offered after login. During the application procedure, you might conserve your information at at any time and go back to the online system at a later date. Changes are possible till you send or the due date ends. Through the system, candidates are needed to offer
    • University degree certificates and records of records
    • Contact information of 2 referees who will be asked to offer recommendation letters
    • A proposition for their doctoral job with a working strategy
    • A letter of inspiration
    • Proof of language abilities (see above for English, plus– if relevant– other languages pertinent to the proposed job)
    • Further info about their education, work experience and other abilities
    • A possible manager from the Cluster/ HCTS.

    The proposed doctoral job needs to have a clear connection to the basic research study structure of the Cluster/ HCTS.

  • The choice committee shortlists the most appealing candidates and welcomes them to provide their tasks at a Job Market inHeidelberg In preparation for the Job Market, the welcomed candidates might call appropriate managers at the Cluster to discuss their suggested tasks.
  • Subsequent to the interviews, the scholarship holders will be chosen.
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