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PhD Scholarships 2018

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies offers two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism.

Deadline for applications: 22 October 2017
Start of scholarship: Summer or autumn 2018
Duration of scholarship: 3 years
Scholarship amount: 1000 € per month + insurance + support for rent + 460€ per year + lump sum for travel
Scholarship donor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The selection process comprises two stages: Applications are sent to the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies in Munich. The program will select promising candidates, who then have to submit their materials to the DAAD. Subsequently, an election committee chosen by the DAAD decides upon the successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will be chosen and informed by February 2018.
The prerequisites for application are non-German citizenship (foreign applicants should not have lived in Germany for more than fifteen months), a Master of Arts or Magister Artium degree or equivalent in a relevant field, excellent knowledge of at least one Buddhist source language, outstanding qualifications in the subject, and fluency in English. A basic knowledge of German is also desirable, though not a prerequisite, but willingness to learn German/improve German language skills will be expected. It is desirable that, at the time of the application, the last final examination has taken place no more than six years ago.


Details about the application: scholarship 2018