Postgraduates & Graduates [T&C applicable]
Last Date : 30/11/2017
DAAD Doctoral Scholarships 2017

In cooperation with the DAAD, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Munster is offering two scholarships for interested and qualified international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting 1 October 2018.

Each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three to four years for applicants coming from developing or emerging countries.

  • Participating areas of study: American/English/Postcolonial 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)
  • Curriculum: Lectures/series of talks, colloquia, group projects, workshops, practical training, academic teaching.
  • Mentoring: Each doctoral candidate will be allocated to an individual, interdisciplinary support group consisting of three members. A written agreement regarding the mentoring as well as an individual work- and time schedule will be drawn up.
  • Please address applications to:

Prof Dr. Lut Missinne
Graduate School 'Practices of Literature'
WWU Münster, Fachbereich 09 (Philologie)
Schlossplatz 34
48143 Münster, Germany

Last Date: 01/01/1970

How to Apply

The application for a scholarship follows a three-step procedure:

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) and should include:

  • A letter of motivation explaining the application at the GSPoL
  • Curriculum vitae (without photograph)
  • Proof that the applicant has completed a qualifying course of studies – the degree awarded must at least be 2,0 (B) or better (according to § 5, Abs. 1 and 2 of the study regulations)
  • Proof of German language skills according to appendix A (Anhang A) of the study regulations
  • A detailed project proposal of the planned dissertation of about 10 pages in length, including a description of aims and planned topics, relevance within literary scholarship and method of research, as well as a detailed work and time schedule and a bibliography
  • Two letters of reference.2 If the applicant holds a Bachelor’s degree or has completed the first course of studies with a regular duration of fewer than eight semesters, three references must be submitted.

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